By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Drag Racer Eric “Boosted Ego” Bain has announced that he is stepping away from the Street Outlaws No Prep Kings tour for the foreseeable future. He says that his program is not ready for the tour.
He participated in the opening round on tour at Palm Beach International Raceway two weeks ago. He made the appearance after crashing into the Christmas tree.
“I am stepping down from NPK for the time being,” Bain said in a Facebook post. “It’s a very competitive series and I’m just not able to go full time and financially support my program and the results are showing. My two businesses are thriving and I’m not willing to sacrifice them to be a full-time road racer. Being an owner/operator race team requires 120% commitment and attention.
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“I started NPK in Season 1 in Bowling Green, Kentucky with a small tire car because they had no racers. The events were small; they were a blast, and I could compete with a 4.6x small-tire car. Reaper brought an idea that he had to life and I can confidently say I’ve been there since the beginning. NPK is currently on its 5th season and it’s one of the biggest race series there is. The sport has grown so much that it has outgrown my financial ability to compete on a professional respectable level. Crashing the Vette (last year) and it being a total loss set us back and has also opened my eyes a little bit.”
Bain said part of the season for his departure for right now is that he does not like being at “[the] bottom of the pack.” He said his sponsors and fans don’t like it either.
“I feel like stepping back is the best option for several different scenarios,” he said. “It was a fun ride, it’s a great series, and I wish every one of my racers the best of luck on season 5 and many seasons after that. NPK has made drag racing great again. Big thanks to the fans and the viewers at home for supporting the series because, at the end of the day, we wouldn’t have had a series without y’all.
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“Not sure what my racing career holds in the future, but as for now, I’m looking forward to spending time with my family that I have neglected so that I could race. I will try to attend some smaller races and get back to having fun and continue to enjoy the sport we all love.”
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