By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Fireball Camaro driver Ryan Martin is the man to beat in the Street Outlaws No Prep Kings tour. But this weekend, it was rough for the two-time series Champion.
On Friday night, Martin had an issue with his car during his Great 8 final round against Jerry Bird at Virginia Motorsports Park in North Dinwiddie, Virginia. His team had to work until the early morning on Saturday to get the car ready for eliminations.
Then during a race against Team Texas driver Adam Jennings in the second round, he had an intake backfire. This caused the Oklahoma native to withdraw from the rest of the race.
“Just wanted everyone to know Ryan is fine,” Fireball Camaro said in a Facebook post. “Not a scratch on him. Car not so much! We have a lot of work to do, but we will be ready by our next Race. Thank you to all our amazing fans, friends, and race family for your messages/text/calls we couldn’t do this without you. @stoutlaws #npk #thebestfans #streetoutlaws #noprepkings”
Justin Swanstrom then drew Martin in the chip draw for round 3. Martin was not able to make the call, which allowed the SwanGang leader to advance to the semi finals.
Swanstrom knows what it is like to have an intake backfire. He expected one days before the race in Virginia.
The Florida native was out testing for the race when he experienced the intake backfire. He documented the tough week in a YouTube video..
He had to work with his partners to rush to get Prenup ready to compete this weekend.