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Unforgettable Test/Grudge and Ryan Martin's Crash in The Invitational of NPK Tulsa, Oklahoma!

Updated: Aug 23, 2023

Tulsa, Oklahoma, recently bore witness to a high-octane showdown of epic proportions as the Invitational No Prep Kings event unfolded, leaving spectators on the edge of their seats and engines roaring with power. This adrenaline-fueled spectacle showcased not only the raw might of the machines but also the undeniable skill and determination of the drivers who pushed the limits of speed and precision.


A name that reverberated through the air like a battle cry was the Murder Nova. With each thunderous roar of its engine, the Murder Nova sent shockwaves through the competition, making a bold statement that it's a force to be reckoned with for the duration of the season. The awe-inspiring sight of the Murder Nova slicing through the track with impeccable precision, maintaining a dead-straight trajectory, left a lasting impression on all who witnessed its raw power in action.

Murder Nova's Ram Jack

Murder Nova's Ram Jack. Photo by Murder Nova


Daddy Dave's car was yet another star of the show, defying expectations and pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the world of drag racing. The sheer speed at which Daddy Dave's car blazed down the strip left spectators in awe, their eyes struggling to keep up with the blur of motion. This automotive marvel served as a testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence that defines the Invitational No Prep Kings event.


In the midst of this high-speed symphony, Damon emerged as a standout with a triumphant win that showcased his undeniable prowess on the track. The sheer velocity at which he propelled his machine was a sight to behold, solidifying his status as a force to be reckoned with. Damon's meteoric rise through the ranks left no doubt that he's a contender who means business.

Damon Merchant is showing that the 405 is for real!

Damon Merchant is showing that the 405 is for real! Photo by Upshift


Ryan, a name synonymous with exceptional performance, did not disappoint. His hit reverberated like thunder through the arena, leaving spectators in awe of his skill and courage. As cheers and applause erupted from the crowd, a well-deserved salute was directed at the dedicated individuals of the 405 team, whose unwavering commitment ensures that the Invitational No Prep Kings event continues to set new standards of excellence.

Ryan Martin's War Machine

Ryan Martin's War Machine. Photo by Mallory Elizabeth Photography


In the heat of competition, it was Ryan Martin who seized victory in a high-stakes battle against Nate Saylor during round 2. The duel between these titans of the track was a sight to behold, culminating in Ryan's triumphant win. However, victory was accompanied by a sobering reminder of the sport's inherent risks, as Ryan's War Machine made contact with the track wall on the big end. This heart-stopping moment showcased the physical demands and challenges faced by these daredevils of speed.

Ryan Martin won round 2 but crashed the new car at Tulsa Raceway Park
Ryan Martin won round 2 but crashed the new car at Tulsa Raceway Park

Ryan Martin's crash his War Machine. Photo by Drag Coverage

Unfortunately, the toll of this collision left Ryan unable to answer the call for round 3, underscoring the fine line between triumph and adversity in the world of drag racing. Despite the chaos and impact, the most important news is that Ryan emerged from the wreckage unharmed. As the dust settles and the racing community takes a collective breath, Ryan's well-being remains a reassuring reminder of the inherent risks and the ultimate priority – the preservation of life and limb in the pursuit of speed and glory.

Update on Ryan Martin's Crash at Tulsa Raceway Park

Photo by Fireball Camaro

Ryan made contact with the wall on the big end and unable to make the call for round 3


The No Prep Kings event in Tulsa, Oklahoma, not only celebrated the art of high-speed competition but also showcased the unwavering determination, camaraderie, and resilience that define the drag racing community. As engines roared and rubber burned, fans were treated to an unforgettable spectacle that encapsulated the essence of drag racing – a relentless pursuit of victory, an unquenchable thirst for speed, and a profound respect for the machines and individuals that make this electrifying sport possible.

Video by Upshift


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