No Prep racing has developed a reputation for being one of the most unpredictable and exciting forms of drag racing that keeps fans on the edge of their seat on every pass. Whether it’s two big rivals about to race or a crazy sequence of events on the track, No Prep racing is never short on big moments.
Last weekend, Pedro Garza produced one of those big moments behind the wheel of his Camaro at the Small Tire Nationals in Houston when the F-body dead-hooked on the starting line and went into a massive wheelstand that nearly ended in disaster.
Garza is a seasoned No Prep and grudge racer who has wheeled his Racetech Motorsports Camaro at multiple No Prep events, so he knows how to read a track and set his car up. During the Small Tire Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway, even Garza’s experience couldn’t prepare him for a track that got tight in a hurry and took him for one heck of a ride in his LS1-powered machine.
In this video from the National No Prep Racing Association, the Camaro grabs more of the starting line than Garza expected causing it to climb the ring gear into a big wheelstand, which led to it slamming violently back to earth, splitting the oil pan. The car then shot across the track, skating in its own fluid, and even spit out its radiator fans in the process, but Garza’s heads-up driving kept the car off the wall and prevented further damage. According to the team, they’ve already repaired the car and are ready for the Dirty South No Prep race in San Antonio next weekend!