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Ryan Martin nearly hits the wall at Maple Grove

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Ryan Martin is having a tough time as of late. The two-time Street Outlaws No Prep Kings champion almost had a disaster on his hands on Friday night.

During The Great 8 against Jerry Bird’s The Probe, Martin loses control of his Camaro. And he comes across the track and nearly crashes into the wall.

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Fireball Camaro (Photo by Fireball Camaro/Facebook)

He came over in front of Bird, who was able to stop without t-boning Martin. The Oklahoma native was hard on the breaks to get his car from crashing.

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This would have been the latest incident since Virginia for Martin. As we reported, he had just got back the Camaro from Glasslife Atlanta earlier this week.

After traveling back to Oklahoma, the team then traveled to Pennsylvania to compete in the third No Prep Kings event of the season.

During the first points race of the season at Virginia Motorsports Park in late April, Martin experienced an intake manifold backfire. This caused Martin to miss the rest of the event.

He suffered the backfire during the second round against Adam Jennings. Martin won that race but was not able to move forward.

After 18 days, he was able to get his prized car back to compete for the $40,000 this weekend in Pennsylvania.

The drivers had to deal with rough conditions on Friday. There were two rain delays at the Pennsylvania-based track.

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Then, once things got back under control, the teams went off the trailer and raced at night. There was a small tire fire that caused another delay.

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It was late in the night before The Great 8 got going. Drivers experienced problems as Pilgrim Studio and the track officials tried to get in as much action as possible.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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