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Unveiling the Engine Combo Parity: Street Outlaws No Prep Kings Navigate New Rules in Season Opener

There's been a buzz in the racing community lately, all centered around the intriguing dynamics of engine combinations following the inaugural race under the new No Prep Kings Season 7 rules. Let's dive into the action and dissect what went down at Maple Grove and what to expect at Virginia.

One of the standout moments was the showdown between Murder Nova and Ryan Martin. In a nail-biting race, Ryan, running under the new rules with 98% overdrive and at the same weight as last season, faced off against Shawn, who was equipped with the F4140 ProCharger, a 25 lb increase from last season. A neck-and-neck battle that had spectators on the edge of their seats. Shawn had a slightly quicker 60-foot time, but Ryan clocked a higher mile per hour, making for one of the tightest races imaginable.

Photo by Richard Rowe

Maple Grove's favorable conditions, with low density altitude and water grain, played a significant role, especially benefiting ProCharger and blower cars. With even better conditions anticipated at Virginia, including possible negative density altitude, boosted combos are expected to unleash even more power. However, the nitrous cars faced challenges, with Jerry Bird experiencing a setback in round three and Lizzy Musi losing decisively to Jim Howe.

Photo by Mallory Elizabeth Photography

The consensus among enthusiasts is that the new rules favor boosted combinations, posing a tougher challenge for nitrous cars, particularly in optimal conditions. While nitrous cars may hold an edge in adverse conditions, the season's predominant favorable weather could see them struggling to keep pace. This has sparked discussions about potentially balancing the field, though any adjustments risk altering the essence of No Prep Kings racing.

Photo by Mallory Elizabeth Photography

In conclusion, the No Prep Kings Season 7 rules have undoubtedly stirred the pot, setting the stage for an exhilarating season ahead. As racers gear up for Virginia, all eyes will be on how different engine combinations fare in the ever-evolving landscape of no prep racing. Stay tuned for more updates and insights as the season unfolds.

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Muder Nova spoke about him investing in a Pay Per View style style live feed. He didn't say who would be doing it though.

But just about guaranteed it will cost money to watch.

Personally I'm out if it comes to that, just like Ducks races.

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