By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Street Outlaws star Ryan Martin confirms that his car had an intake manifold backfire on Saturday night. The incident happened during the taping of the Street Outlaws No Prep Kings at Virginia Motorsports Park in North Dinwiddie, Virginia.
Martin experienced the intake manifold backfire during the second round. He defeated Adam Jennings in the round. However, he was not able to move on to face Justin Swanstrom.
“For those that don’t know, we had an intake backfire on the car,” Martin said in “Virginia update… more to come” YouTube video. “I had a fire with it. I got on the radio and told Javi that I had a fire and to get somebody here. Within 16 seconds, the VMP crew was on the race track putting the fire out. They’re awesome here.”
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Martin said he was not injured. However, the car was damaged severely.
He said that the backfire blew up the front end of the car. The backfire messed up injector wires and the headlights.
He said that he does not believe that the motor was hurt. Martin said that there was a “bunch of cosmetic damage.”
“We’re going to do our best to make it to Maple Grove,” Martin said. “I’ll be there one way or another. Hopefully, it’ll be with this, but we’ll see.”
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Maple Grove Raceway will host the Street Outlaws No Prep Kings tour on Friday, May 13th, and Saturday, May 14th. This will be the second points race of the season.
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