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Full Recap with Video of GREAT 8 & TEAM Invitationals Championship Races at Texas Motorplex!

Leigh Millican Hubbard brings us an adrenaline-packed recap of the recent No Prep King weekend at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, where top-notch drag racing unfolded, culminating in the crowning of champions in the Great 8 and Team Invitationals. If you missed any of the action, fear not-Hubbard has compiled all the thrilling videos for your viewing pleasure.

Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas

Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. Photo by Street Outlaws Stat Guy


A few weeks ago, Leigh Millican had the privilege of being at the Texas Motorplex alongside her brother, the top fuel racer Clay Millican, providing coverage on the NHRA side. If you haven't already, make sure to check out the incredible video footage from that unforgettable weekend on her channel!


In the Race Your Way In segment, Leigh Millican Hubbard breaks down the results swiftly. Notable victories included Jimmy Taylor over Dominator, Ranking over Doc Love, and Tony McKinney over Chuck Seitsinger. However, the real eye-catching moment occurred when Greg Chandler and B-Rad experienced spectacular crashes, a must-see in the accompanying video. Despite the intensity, both drivers emerged okay, with B-Rad sustaining injuries to his ribs and shoulder.

Update from B-Rad after the wild crash

Update from B-Rad after the wild crash. Photo by Team B-Rad racing "LumiNasty"


The excitement continued into Round 2, where Leigh Millican candidly admits uncertainty in determining the winner between B-Rad and Chandler. However, Ranking advanced due to B-Rad's inability to make the call. The recap includes videos of key moments, such as Jimmy Taylor's victory over Disco Bean and Mike Bowman securing his spot.


Moving on to the Great Eight, Leigh Millican guides us through the match-ups. Kye Kelley led the charge, but Axman faced tough luck and did not make it from the past race to get in. The matchups unfolded with Ryan Martin, Giuseppe Gentile, Damon, and Lizzy securing their spots.


The semifinals witnessed Damon Merchant defeating Giuseppe, while Ryan Martin emerged victorious against Lizzy, who suffered a nitrous backfire. The finals came down to Ryan Martin and Damon Merchant, with Ryan claiming the win, marking his third Great Eight victory.

Full Exciting Recap of GREAT 8 & TEAM Invitationals Championship Races at Texas Motorplex!

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As the Invitational unfolded, Leigh Millican provides insights into the team standings. Kye Kelley's team led with 1480 points, followed closely by Ryan Martin with 1460. Daddy Dave is in third with 1410 points. It's a fierce battle with double points on the line.

The Invitational Round 1 had some notable outcomes, with Doc Love, Tony McKinney, Giuseppe, and Jimmy Taylor securing wins, among others. Moving into Round 2, we saw Clay Cole, Chuck 55, Nate Sayler, Justin Swanstrom, and others advancing.

Full Exciting Recap of GREAT 8 & TEAM Invitationals Championship Races at Texas Motorplex!

Photo by streetoutlaws_npkspoilers


As we approach the finals, Ryan Martin's team seems to be in the driver's seat, but it's not over until it's over. The semis featured Justin Swanstrom defeating Robin Roberts and Clay Cole triumphing over Rich Bruder. In the finals, Justin Swanstrom took the win, but not without blowing up after the finish line. Clay Cole got out safely and celebrated his first win of the season. In the end, the 2023 Team Invitational Final Champion is Ryan Martin and his team.

Full Exciting Recap of GREAT 8 & TEAM Invitationals Championship Races at Texas Motorplex!

Photo by streetoutlaws_npkspoilers


In conclusion, the Great 8 & Team Invitationals Championship Race was a rollercoaster of emotions, skillfully captured by Leigh Millican Hubbard's insightful commentary and video coverage. The season might be over, but the excitement and anticipation for the next one are already building up!

Video by Leigh Millican Hubbard

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