Three-time Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings champion Ryan “Fireball” Martin was involved in an accident during testing at Perth Motorplex in Kwinana Beach, Australia. He was testing his 1969 Camaro, the “small-tire” car, in preparation for this weekend’s event, which will be featured as an upcoming show for Discovery Channel. Reports out of Australia are that he is OK, but the same can’t be said for the supercharged Camaro.
Footage of the accident is shown on a Facebook live feed (around 10:45 mark) shared by Chris “BoostedGT” Hamilton, the host of No Prep Kings. According to commentary during the video, there was tire smoke on the top-end and BoostedGT speculates the rear tires locked up and the car slid into the wall. No other information or details have been revealed.
Martin sent his small-tire Camaro to Australia after its TV debut on the spinoff series, Street Outlaws: Mega Cash Days. The Camaro has a deep history in outlaw racing before the NPK champion purchased it. It features a Pro Line Racing HEMI and relies on a ProCharger F3-136 supercharger for boost. The combination is one that his team knows well after dominating No Prep Kings and owning the streets with a similar setup in his 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 and the original “Fireball” fifth-generation Camaro that has served him well over the years.
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