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Damon Merchant Rolling in with Rogue on an Open Trailer! Letting His Racing Speak Louder Than Words!

Updated: Aug 23, 2023

In the adrenaline-fueled world of drag racing, where fierce competition is often accompanied by bold claims and brash statements, Damon Merchant stands out as a refreshing exception. Renowned for his prowess on the track and his understated demeanor off of it, Merchant's actions have consistently spoken volumes, and his recent feat has left the racing community buzzing with admiration.

Damon Merchant win the Great 8 at Tulsa Raceway Park

Photo by Richard Rowe


Merchant's declaration that he would bring the Rogue 405, a formidable machine, on an open trailer to the race was met with raised eyebrows and curious anticipation. It was a statement that exuded confidence without the need for bombast. And, true to his word, he delivered. The sight of the Rogue 405 on that open trailer was a testament to his authenticity and his commitment to the sport he loves.

Damon Merchant Rolling in with Rogue on an Open Trailer

Pickup truck and a open trailer! Photo by Street Outlaws Stat Guy


Amidst a sea of high-powered machines and elaborate setups, Merchant's decision to roll in with a relatively modest setup caught the attention of both fans and fellow racers. The Rogue 405, propelled by a Big Block Chevy engine and a procharger that might not be the largest in the field, managed to maintain its position as the points leader. This impressive achievement is a testament to the meticulous tuning, skillful driving, and unwavering determination that define Merchant's approach.


In an era where trash-talking and bravado can sometimes overshadow the true essence of racing, Damon Merchant's actions serve as a breath of fresh air. He lets his performance on the track do the talking, allowing his driving skills and the capabilities of his machine to make the loudest statements. This approach not only garners respect from his peers but also endears him to fans who appreciate authenticity and a focus on what truly matters in the world of drag racing – the pursuit of victory through skill, dedication, and teamwork.

Damon Merchant lets His Racing Speak Louder Than Words

Photo by Rogue 405


As the anticipation builds for the upcoming race, where Damon Merchant aims to translate his strong showing into a well-deserved win, the excitement in the racing community is palpable. The only thing that could possibly top his decision to bring the Rogue 405 on an open trailer is the prospect of him clinching victory tonight or tomorrow, or even both. It would be a fitting testament to his approach and a celebration of the values that make drag racing an exhilarating and captivating sport.

Damon Merchant lets His Racing Speak Louder Than Words

Photo by Dean Images

In a sport where words are often used to build hype and create drama, Damon Merchant chooses to let his actions tell the story. His performance on the track and his genuine passion for racing are the driving forces behind his success, and they stand as a reminder that in the end, it's not about the noise you make, but the impact you have that truly counts.

Video by Rogue 405


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