By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to Jeff Thomas, who helped promote the War in the Woods event, former Street Outlaws star Justin “Big Chief” Shearer was not paid for his appearance at the event. Big Chief was one of 16 Big Tire entries for the event.
Shearer won the event on Sunday. He defeated an old pick-up truck in the final round.
“Justin Shearer did not get paid to attend the race,” Thomas said in a Facebook post. “He didn’t ask for any special treatment at all. In fact, he specifically asked to be treated the same as everyone else. Dude just wanted to come race and get back to where it all started! I think it’s great for the sport in general and the fans!! Anyone who questioned if he would get down Brown County Dragway well now you know!! Lol. For everyone who says it’s so dangerous and you cant get stopped on the big end this should clear that up!!
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“There was an issue first [round] in Big Tire when big chief raced Kerry in the black widow. Chief started his burnout and was told to stop by a track worker so [the] chip draw could be finished. This was 100% a miscommunication mistake which I take full responsibility for! At any rate, they pushed Chief back and it was hot as hell, he took his helmet off and was waiting, and then track workers said fire ‘em up. Chief didn’t have his helmet on and it took a min for him to get ready and Kerry had already fired up and was doing his burnout. This was just bad communication on our end and due to some problems with walkie-talkies. We will learn from this and it won’t happen again!! In no way was big chief trying to burn down Kerry. Thought it would be better to address this and move on! This is legit exactly what happened!!”
This was one of Big Chief’s first races since he departed Street Outlaws. He disagreed with the rules of the show before Street Outlaws America’s List.
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There was an argument, which caused Big Chief to leave. And since then, it’s been reported that he would only come back for the 405 OG show if it’s not the same as the present day.
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