No-prep drag racing is, to put it lightly, an entirely different animal from competition on a prepped racing surface, and there’s certainly nothing easy about it — no matter how much experience you have racing sans rubber and glue under your hides. On Saturday evening, a pair of well-regarded racers with incredibly high-horsepower race cars pushed — and exceeded — the limitations of the surface they had at their disposal at the Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Oklahoma.
Thunder Valley’s No Prep Shootout brought out some of the heaviest hitters in the Midwest, and included among that mix were Street Outlaw stars Doc, Wayne Varley, Jerry “Monza” Johnston, Derek, Tina Pierce, and BoostedGT.
During the event’s festivities, Johnston, in his 598 cubic inch, nitrous-fed split-bumper ’72 Camaro (which currently sits atop the Street Outlaws television programs’ famous “List”) squared off with Corey Peters, whose twin-turbo ’67 Mustang Fastback recently became an internet sensation with video of the 2,500-plus horsepower machine making the rounds on all of the popular car blogs.
Both racers were locked together until the 330-foot mark, when their machines lost what little traction was there, each taking abrupt turns toward the centerline. Both drivers were in full-on survival mode at that point — Monza was able to climb on the binders and bring his Camaro to safe halt, but Peters was’t quite as fortunate, smacking the left hand guardrail hard with the left front of his gorgeous Mustang, doing extensive damage to the car. Fortunately, Peters was A-ok in the crash, but the hit certainly did a number on his spirits, and with a car that beautiful, who can blame him?
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