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NPK Controversy: The Battle of ProChargers in Street Outlaws

Have you been keeping up with the latest buzz surrounding the No Prep Kings scene? If not, buckle up because we're diving deep into one of the most contentious topics of the season: the ProCharger saga.


So, here's the deal: NPK threw us all for a loop by slapping an extra 50 lbs onto the 136 ProCharger for this season. That's right, 50 hefty pounds. Last year, these bad boys were tipping the scales at 2,750 lbs, but now they're bulking up to 2,800 lbs. Meanwhile, their bigger sibling, the 1401 ProCharger, was cruising along at 2,850 lbs. cue the controversy.

Photo by Richard Rowe


Last season, the weight difference between the two was a whopping 100 lbs. And that made a world of difference, especially in the first 330 feet of the race. The 136 cars were tearing up the track, leaving the 1401 in their dust.


But hold on to your hats, because here comes the plot twist: NPK dropped a bombshell with a new rule for this season. The 1401 ProCharger gets a 25 lb weight reduction, leveling the playing field and narrowing the gap between the two variants to just 25 lbs. Talk about shaking things up!


Now, someone is saying that the 1401 might just have the edge here. Why, you ask? Well, word on the street is that it packs an extra punch, churning out one and a half to two pounds more boost. And let's be real, in the world of street racing, every pound counts – especially when it translates to an extra 100 horsepower.

Photo by Street Outlaws Live


Let's see what the racers have to say. Nate Sayler, Ryan Martin, Giuseppe Gentile – they're all in the mix, weighing their options. And from what we hear, there's a good chance we'll see some switching sides this season.


And that's not all. The plot thickens with adjustments to the screw blower setups. With a 6% increase in overdrive, these babies are primed for action. Jim Howe himself reckons it could mean a boost of up to 300s.

Photo by Howe Motorsports


So, what's the verdict? Well, it's anyone's guess at this point. Ryan and his Murder Nova crew have been putting the fireball to the test at 98% overdrive, while Sean's been tinkering away with the minus 25 lb setup. And let us tell you, they're neck and neck.


So, buckle up, because NPK Season 7 is shaping up to be one for the books. With the ProCharger showdown taking center stage, you can bet your bottom dollar we're in for a wild ride. Stay tuned, and let's see who comes out on top in the ultimate battle for street racing supremacy!

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