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Street Outlaws NPK 2022: Ryan Martin Leads The List of Drivers Despite Disaster at Maple Grove

Heading to Maple Grove event after experiencing an intake manifold backfire at Virginia Motorsports Park in late April and winning the season-opener at Palm Beach International Raceway, Ryan Martin almost had a disaster on his hands during the Great 8 against Jerry Bird. He lost control of his Camaro, then came across the track and nearly crashed into the wall.

Fireball Camaro (Photo by Fireball Camaro Facebook)

He came over in front of Bird, who was able to stop without t-boning Martin. The Oklahoma native was hard on the breaks to prevent his car from crashing.

After 5 events at Street Outlaws No Prep Kings, two-time champion Ryan Martin together with his Fireball Camaro has continued his win streak.

John Odom has to wait to capture his Street Outlaws No Prep Kings win. He was defeated by Team 405 driver Ryan Martin in the final round on Saturday at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This was Odom’s best performance since he made his debut with the GTR in April His car initially debuted at Virginia Motorsports Park in North Dinwiddie, Virginia in the first point race of the season.

Ryan Martin celebrates his win with his family and team after defeating John Odom in the final round of the Beech Bend Raceway event

(Photo by Fireball Camaro Facebook)

Martin has now won three straight races. He defeated Kye Kelley twice in the prior two final rounds: First win at New England Dragway in Epping, New Hampshire, the Oklahoma native captured $40,000 to get his first official NPK win of 2022.

Ryan Martin is making a pass during the Street Outlaws NPK filming at New England Dragway (Photo by Fireball Camaro Facebook)

He previously defeated Lizzy Musi in the final round at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida. However, the win over Lizzy didn’t count, as it was a non-point race. Since it is a non-point race, Martin did go home with $25,000 instead of the $40,000 for a points-race win.

Ryan Martin’s Camaro is in the pits before making a pass at the 2022 NPK season-opener at Palm Beach International Raceway

(Photo by Fireball Camaro Facebook)

Second win over Kye Kelley in the final at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio, Martin took home $40,000. He also won the event on his girlfriend Cherish Casey’s birthday. With this win, Martin received 60 points towards his overall points standing, plus $40,000.

Thus far, Martin leads the list of drivers with 280 points. He has 40 more points than Kelley, who has 240 points. Martin and Kelley are the only two drivers, who have surpassed 200 points so far this season. Jerry Bird, who was the point leader going into Ohio, is third with 190 points.

Next event will be at Brainerd International Raceway On June 17th and 18th. See all your favorite drivers as they battle it out for bragging rights and a Huge Cash Prize!

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