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Martin defeats Kelley to capture first official NPK win of 2022

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Street Outlaws No Prep Kings star Ryan Martin is officially on the board. He scored a win on Saturday night at New England Dragway in Epping, New Hampshire.

Martin defeated Kye Kelley in the final round. The Oklahoma native captured $40,000 to get the win.

Street Outlaws No Prep Kings star Ryan Martin making a pass during the Street Outlaws No Prep Kings filming at New England Dragway
Ryan Martin making a pass during the Street Outlaws No Prep Kings filming at New England Dragway (Photo by Fireball Camaro/Facebook)

This episode will air on the Discovery Channel at a later date. The belief is that the No Prep Kings will begin airing at some point in the fall.

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This is Martin’s first official win of the 2022 season. He previously defeated Lizzy Musi in the final round at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida.

However, the win over Musi does not count, as it was a non-points race. Despite winning the non-points race, Martin did go home with $25,000.

The two-time Street Outlaws No Prep Kings champion had been in a funk before coming to New Hampshire. Six days ago, he was eliminated in the second round of the filming at Maple Grove Raceway.

Martin was defeated in the round by Brandon James. In that same round, Kelley was defeated by Tony McKinney.

Before the Pennsylvania race, Martin experienced an intake manifold backfire against Adam Jennings at Virginia Motorsports Park in North Dinwiddie, Virginia. This caused him to miss the rest of the race, as Justin Swanstrom, who drew Martin in the chip draw, advanced in that filming when Martin was not able to advance.

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It took 18 days for Martin to get back his Gray Fireball Camaro to compete on the show once again. Right before Maple Grove, Martin got back the car after it had been in Georgia getting fixed.

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After this filming, Martin advanced to his first official final round. Kelley appeared in two final rounds.

He defeated Jerry Bird in the Virginia final round.

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Anthony Caruso III
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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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