Having the right mindset to go drag racing is a requirement, not a suggestion, and if you’re going to try some no-prep racing you need to really have your mental game on-point. Eric Bain is a no-prep racer that comes from a world of speed and decided that small-tire racing was his calling. Outlaw Armageddon 4 is the next event in his sights and he plans on bringing his Mustang known as “Boosted Ego” to Oklahoma to win some big money.
Bain calls Greenville, Texas home and lives a life almost as big as the state itself. He’ss raced drag boats, street bikes, flies airplanes, and generally enjoys anything that can be pushed to the edge. His drag racing career, like that of so many others, began on the street and the progressed to the track where he could enjoy racing without the fear of jail time.
His car, Boosted Ego, is a 2000 Mustang GT that he procured in the state of Georgia and was originally built to run in the Outlaw Drag Radial class at Duck X Production events. Powering the Mustang is a 540 cubic-inch Thompson Motorsports-built big-block Chevy with a CN Billet block as its base with AFR heads, a Plazmaman billet intake and a pair of Precision Turbo 94mm snails pumping boost through the HPP Racing turbo kit.
With his street racing background, Bain decided that he would be better served to use the car in no-prep racing where he could bolt on a small set of tires and have fun. “I really enjoy the strategy of trying to lay down some big power on a marginal track while using the small-tires. Racing no-prep is a lot of fun for me because you actually have to drive the car and understand how it will react,” Bain explains.
Having participated in the biggest no-prep events in the United States, including the Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings series, Bain knows to win at the highest levels you must have your mind right. Coming into Outlaw Armageddon 4 he is doing everything possible to ensure his Mustang will be in top form and ready to run with the fastest no-prep racers around.
“Outlaw Armageddon is called the Super Bowl of no-prep for a good reason: this is where the baddest racers meet up and throw down. There are going to be so many fast cars at this event on small tires you can’t just show up and expect to go rounds — that won’t happen. To win this event you better have a consistent car that has the ability to lay down a nasty pass when needed or it’s going to be a short weekend for you,” Bain says.
Thunder Valley Raceway Park will once again be the stage for Outlaw Armageddon, where racers like Eric Bain will square off. If you can’t be at Thunder Valley August 9-11 to see all the Outlaw Armageddon action live SpeedVideo.com and Dragzine will be there to provide you with coverage. You can watch the live broadcast of Outlaw Armageddon RIGHT HERE, thanks to presenting sponsor COMP Cams, along with ProCharger, Driven Racing Oil, FuelTech, Precision Turbo, Texas Speed, Weld Racing, Mickey Thompson, Royal Purple, Nitrous Express, Moser Engineering, Ferrea Racing Components, Race Star Industries, Howard Cams, Chris Alston’s Chassisworks, Firestone Tires, and D-A Lubricant.