Redemption 6.0 brought some of the best no-prep racing we saw in 2016, and with races like this, it’s no wonder it is one of the biggest no-prep series in the nation right now.
If one of these cars looks familiar, the Fireball Camaro – the twin turbocharged 5th Gen – recently debuted on Street Outlaws, accompanying the 405 crew when they raced JJ Da Boss & Co. in Memphis. Fireball is lined up with an equally clean and quick nitrous-injected first gen Camaro in Friday night’s Big Tire class and the dueling red Camaro’s need all 660 feet to decide the outcome!
After their burnouts, the GM siblings carefully stage, then the green light drops and they launch together, but the Fireball Camaro briefly loses traction, giving the nitrous-huffing first gen about a car-length advantage. Not one to throw in the towel, Fireball’s driver Ryan drops the hammer and begins the task of reeling in his opponent, who’s on one solid pass in the right lane. As they pass half track, the boost is ramped up and the 5th gen’s pursuit is at full tilt and he’s gained back some real estate.
Thanks to the slow-motion finish from our friends at Urban Hillbilly Videos, we see that the late model manages to drive around the opposition, taking the win by a fender! What a great side-by-side, come-from-behind win for the Fireball car! Races like this are the reason no-prep is becoming such a popular race format, for sure.