REDEMPTION “NO PREP” Points Series
Popularity of drag racing has been on the rise in the last few years thanks to a big part in the “Street Outlaws” tv show on Discovery. In particular the No Prep racing spurred on by the Redemption group and it’s ties to the show through a huge part to a little engine building shop in Grand Prairie Texas called Morgan & Son Racing Engines and of course the 405 group and the real life drama that makes good tv.
Popularity of Redemption has been noticed by the big boys in NHRA by inviting the group to participate in a huge event. It participated in a special eight-car exhibition race on Friday, April 21, as part of the 30th annual NHRA Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway. A huge accomplishment and a testament to the leadership of Redemption and the fans of “No Prep” drag racing. The announcement was made at Stroker’s in Dallas last Thursday by Shannon Morgan the queen of drag racing in Texas. There was a hosted a pre-event party at Stroker’s before the big race at Ennis this last weekend. It was the start of a new points series in No Prep. The announcement was made that NHRA will add another exhibition at this years Fall Nationals in Ennis to include the 8 fastest Big tire cars of the Redemption No Prep racing from the point series. It has been discussed that those 8 racers will be a chosen by series points, fan favorite or picked by Shannon.
On to the race this last weekend. Great success starting with Friday night races of 6 classes including Jr Dragsters a new event for the series. Track was a little slick on the big end with several crashes in the early going but it improved with each race. All drivers came thru those wrecks in good condition with only Lea Ochs having to go to the hospital with a concussion and x-rays which came back negative for a break. She is ready to load up and start racing already she said.
Winners of Friday Night were:
Old school Outlaw
Saturday Texas Motor Speedway was packed with a huge field of racers for the big payouts at Redemption No Prep 7.0 Winners:
Best appearing crew
Thank you Redemption No Prep 7.0 Looking forward to the rest of the series.