Turbo Mustang Dominates ‘Conquer the Concrete’ Event in Oklahoma

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Grip is low and cash is plenty with no prep drag races.

Racers from all over gathered at Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Lexington, Oklahoma on March 30 to grab cash at the Conquer the Concrete no prep drag races. No-prep races don’t necessarily mean running on street surfaces, but rather, running on a track that hasn’t been prepped like you’d normally find on a big race weekend.

This means grip is low, and cars can get to be quite a handful. In this race, as seen in the above video from National No Prep Race Association’s YouTube page, there’s no tree; only a person to stage and hold a handheld light to signal “go.” For Big Baller and Boost12, it’ll be a case of who’s brave enough to keep their foot in it, even if grip gets tossed out the window.

Speaking of keeping a foot in it, one car had the clear advantage off the line, but looked far less impressive. Big Baller clearly had plenty of traction, lifting the nose up in the air quite a bit. Consequently, that caused the driver to balk slightly. With front wheels back on terra firma, the white Fox Body can put the hammer down, but the grip off the line was not found mid-track and the car starts to get very squirrley. Thrills like this are why no-prep races are catching on quite quickly.

On the other hand, Boost12 makes the run look remarkably easy. Traction off the right lane seemed moderate, but there were no theatrics, and no balks at all. This turbo New Edge Mustang could simply get on with the business of winning.

Like small tire drags, drivers clearly make up the bulk of talent in a no-prep race, and we’re glad to see their popularity increasing.

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Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites for Internet Brands, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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