It was something to see when the Street Outlaws took to the strip for the First-Annual Outlaw Armageddon, the latest no-prep, invitational drag race with a $20,000 prize.
Street Outlaws’ stars Chuck in his Death Trap Mustang and Monza in the sleek Sinister split bumper Camaro faced each other in a heads-up match up during the event at Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Noble, Oklahoma.
As we can see from the Urban Hillbilly Videos footage, both of these wild street machines rolled into the box and gave us smokey burnouts that rival a volcanic eruption. Both cars were ready on the line, and the turbocharged Mustang was extra jumpy, and ready to spring into action.
Both cars left the line as if they were fired from a shotgun and sped down the 1/8th mile. Chuck and his Fox body initially passed Monza, and while Monza briefly lost control of his Second-Gen near the end of the track, he quickly seized control before crossing the finish. Unfortunately for Camaro fans, Chuck drove away as the victor in this round.
No-Prep drag racing has taken off, thanks to the popularity of Street Outlaws. It’s a way to have the experience of street racing (flashlight launches, arm drop starts, the crowd behind the staging lanes, no posted e.t.) legally, but it’s on the track. A lot of hot rodders like the excitement of street racing, and no-prep racing is the closest way to emulate it. How do you feel about no-prep racing? Do you find it exciting or simply another fad?