Kansas native Randy Williams is set to make a grand return to the Street Outlaws No Prep Kings circuit in 2023 with what is arguably one of the finest doorslammers ever built. Williams, who appeared on No Prep Kings programming during its early seasons driving a Plymouth Valiant and a late-model Dodge Challenger, tabbed Jason Wood and his team at Wizard Race Cars in Louisiana to construct a 1970 Challenger R/T that could meet the incredible performance demands the series risen to. Wizard delivered with a spectacular rolling work of art, finished in EB5 Bright Blue Metallic OEM hue by Chad Noel at MadChad Motorsports.
“We built the new body style Challenger that Randy raced for another customer; he bought that car and was originally going to update it to run No Prep Kings. We talked about updating it, or just starting from scratch and building a new car. Then we debated building a new body style Challenger or old, and I kind of encouraged him, told him the old body style would be kinda’ cool. One of the first cars he ever had in high school was a Challenger like this.”
Wood paired the steel roof and quarter panels with carbon-fiber replica components from Glasstek. Wood modified the front end to match the wheelbase rules for the series, transformed it from the ’74 model as purchased back to a ’70, and massaged the hood height to accommodate the intake manifold, creating a truly one-off front end. The car is, other than the front cap, OEM in dimension. Wood utilized as much factory trim as he could to keep the appearance original.
The car is powered by a 526 cubic-inch Brad Anderson Hemi with a ProCharger F-4X-144. A Rossler turbo 400 transfers the power back to a Merillat Racing 11-inch rearend housing hung by a custom Merillat four-link. Penske long-travel front struts are paired with Penske shocks in the rear. The Challenger rides on Race Star wheels.
Triangle Speed Shop in Texas will be completing the wiring and plumbing on the car, and Daniel and Craig Pachar will handle the tuning duties.
“It’s almost too pretty for the class,” Wood said proudly of the build he and his crew painstakingly crafted.