The Bristol Motor Speedway, in concert with the Discovery Channel and Pilgrim Studios, revealed on Monday that it will conduct the richest-paying no-prep drag racing event in history this August when the stars of Street Outlaws and all-comers from around the nation vie for $200,000 in a winner-take-all affair. The event, which follows up on the inaugural event last summer that preceded the launch of Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings, will be held on Tuesday, August 21.
The complete Oklahoma City Top Ten List will be represented, including its stars Justin “Big Chief” Shearer, “Murder Nova” Shawn Ellington, AZN and Farmtruck, and 22 other competitors from the 405, New Orleans, Memphis, and other locales. The record payout doubles last year’s prize of $100,000. The Pilgrim Media Group, the series’ producer, will film the event for a Street Outlaws special that will air on Discovery in early 2019.
“Last year’s Street Outlaws event was a huge success with a standing room only crowd at Thunder Valley,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Dragway. “With a record purse and a stacked field, the pressure will be on Big Chief to defend his Bristol title in front of the legions of Street Outlaws fans.”
As it was last year, admission will be free. Filming is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m., at which time Shearer and his Pontiac GTO known as “The Crow” will begin the defense of his 2017 title.