By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Corey “Big Country” Swanstrom, the father of Street Outlaws No Prep Kings star Justin Swanstrom, had to see his son wreck on Friday night. It had to be gut-wrenching for the big fella.
Swanstrom was competing against “Super Dave” Adkins in the Great 8 at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pennsylvania. Seconds into the run, Prenup caught on fire.
Then, towards the finish line, Adkins hit the brakes and lost control of his vehicle. He then rear-ended Swanstrom, which caused both drivers to lose control of their vehicles.
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Prenup was badly burnt from the fire. Swanstrom has said the team will try to rebuild it.
“There are a lot of things I could say about what happened last night from the starting line to the finish line to the fire to the wreck but none of what I could say would change anything,” Swanstrom said in a Facebook post. “The fire was self-inflicted caused by us that we overlooked in our pits. The track was fine. We made a good lick as planned. As drivers in this crazy sport they all know what they sign up for I’m glad Justin Swanstrom & David Adkins walked away. That is what is most important. We will all walk away from this (wreck) better racers & be more proactive.
“To my wife Melissa Swanstrom, I’m sorry you have to endure this crazy life we love to do but it’s kept me out of trouble my entire life. Every man has a crutch (and) racing has been mine & Justin’s I decided to step aside & let my son enjoy the passion I’ve enjoyed my entire life. We are a different breed. I can’t explain & won’t apologize for it. Tara N Dewayne Mills you are my ride or die, partners. Sorry for what you went thru last night. Like I said we are racers & we all are very passionate about this sport it will work itself out.”
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With the fire, it could be a substantial amount of time that Swanstrom will be out of action. Anything is possible with this Florida-based team.
He went through an intake manifold backfire and was back racing at Virginia Motorsports Park just days later. And it took Ryan Martin, the two-time Street Outlaws No Prep Kings, approximately 18 days to get the Fireball Camaro back up and running after his intake manifold backfire in Virginia.
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