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Jim Howe's Crash at Brainerd NPK Invitational Sends Shockwaves Through Racing Community

Updated: Jun 19, 2023

The Street Outlaws' electrifying realm witnessed an explosive moment as the No Prep Kings event unfolded at Brainerd, revealing the latest developments in round one that reverberated across the racing community. With anticipation building among enthusiasts, the event became a stage where exhilarating races unfolded, offering a rollercoaster of emotions with moments of victory and disappointment etched into the unforgiving track.

The first round of the Invitational witnessed an impressive array of racing prowess among its winners. Bobby Ducote, Brandon James, John Odom, Kallee Mills, Damon Merchant, Birdman, Jeff Lutz, Dominator, Jim Howe, Jerry Bird, and Kayla Morton all made their presence felt in the intense competition, leaving an indelible impact.


However, amidst the moments of triumph, the event was marred by a devastating crash that left spectators in a state of astonishment and concern for one of their adored racers. During an intense race against Chuck Seitsinger, Jim Howe encountered a heart-stopping crash that sent shockwaves through the Brainerd NPK Invitational. With immense speed and adrenaline rushing through the veins, Howe's The Guardian veered off course, resulting in a collision with both walls. The force of impact left his vehicle severely damaged, transforming the once-mighty racing machine into a mangled wreck.

Photo by Howe Motorsports


While the sight of the wreckage was disheartening, the primary concern was Jim Howe's well-being. In a testament to the effectiveness of safety measures employed in the sport, Howe emerged from the crash unscathed. Remarkably, not only did he emerge unharmed, but he also secured a remarkable victory in that race.

Photo by Howe Motorsports


The crash delivered a painful blow to those who had fervently supported Jim Howe in his pursuit of the Championship. His car, a remarkable creation masterminded by David Mondays, now lay in ruins, serving as a stark reminder of the inherent dangers that accompany this thrilling sport. Jim's devoted fans, enthralled by his awe-inspiring talents, were left disheartened but remained hopeful for his eventual comeback.

Photo by No Prep Racing


Jim Howe had been one of the highly regarded competitors predicted to have a strong chance of winning the entire competition this year. Unfortunately, this unexpected crash has cast a shadow of doubt over his prospects. The severity of the car's damage raises concerns about Howe's ability to participate in the upcoming races. If repairs cannot be completed in time, this setback could potentially put him at a considerable disadvantage in the overall standings.

Photo by Howe Motorsports


As fans eagerly await updates on Jim Howe's condition and the extent of the car's damage, optimism remains for his eventual return to the track. The racing community, captivated by his skill and determination, stands behind him, offering support and encouragement during this challenging period. The dedicated crew and mechanics working diligently to restore Howe's car face a race against time to ensure it is race-ready for the upcoming events.

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