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NPK Great 8 at Alabama Now Calling The Individual Champion! David Gates' Thrilling $20,000 Victory!

The Alabama International Dragway was abuzz with excitement as the latest round of the No Prep Kings Great 8 Shootout unfolded, crowning Ryan Martin and his remarkable gray Fireball Camaro as the winner. Furthermore, Kye Kelley secured the Season 6 Individual Great 8 Shootout Championship, along with the coveted $100,000 season points championship. However, a significant highlight of the day was David Gates' impressive victory as he took round two, doubling his winnings to a total of $20,000 in a thrilling showdown against Justin Swanstrom.

Ryan Martin vs Kye Kelley

NPK Great 8 at Alabama now calling the Individual Champion. Photo by Richard Rowe


The Great 8 Shootout, a hallmark of the No Prep Kings series, witnessed Ryan Martin's Fireball Camaro dominating the competition at the Alabama International Dragway. The gray Fireball Camaro, driven by the skillful Ryan Martin, left a lasting impression, capturing the winner's title and thrilling spectators with a display of remarkable speed and precision.


Kye Kelley, a prominent name in the world of No Prep racing, made a statement by clinching the Season 6 Individual Great 8 Shootout Championship. His consistent performance throughout the season earned him not only the prestige of this championship but also the grand prize of $100,000 in season points. Kye Kelley's accomplishment underscored his mastery of the No Prep Kings series and solidified his position as a force to be reckoned with in the world of street racing.

Kye Kelley is the Great 8 Individual Champion

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However, one of the most talked-about moments of the event was the exhilarating double or nothing Grudge race between David Gates and Justin Swanstrom. However, one of the most talked-about moments of the event was the exhilarating double or nothing Grudge race between David Gates and Justin Swanstrom. The backdrop for this thrilling event was a $10,000 Grudge race, which, in itself, promised excitement and fierce competition. Justin Swanstrom brought his extensive background to the contest. However, he had been grappling with a challenging season within the No Prep Kings circuit. His car had been plagued by unresolved issues, and it wasn't until this week that his team performed a comprehensive examination, revealing a mysterious problem within the chassis. Although the specifics of the issue remained undisclosed, it's anticipated that Justin will release a video on his YouTube channel to shed light on the resolution. With the problem fixed, optimism was running high for Justin, as his car, when in peak condition, is a force to be reckoned with. It consistently records impressive times in the 370s. The only drawback has been its inconsistency, with a tendency to veer off course. This was Justin's opportunity to stage a remarkable comeback, and many believed he would excel in these two races.

David Gates' Thrilling $20,000 Victory!

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Justin Swanstrom's Prenup

Photo by Justin Swanstrom

On the other side of the contest stood David Gates, a competitor who had been making a name for himself in the NPK series. David was currently ranked in the top 10 in points, despite facing some hurdles in recent races. He was behind the wheel of Kye Kelley's old "Showstopper" Camaro, a vehicle renowned for its speed and reliability. While the car now housed a different engine, its reputation for outstanding performance on the track remained intact. With both racers well-prepared for the showdown, anticipation reached a fever pitch.

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The $10,000 prize money added significant weight to the race, upping the stakes considerably. Previous Grudge races this season had seen smaller sums in play, but this race offered a lucrative reward. NPK racers, who were no strangers to intense competition, were poised to seize this golden opportunity.

As the contest unfolded, it was David Gates who emerged victorious, securing a $20,000 windfall. David's triumph was an impressive display of skill and performance, and it showcased his ability to rise to the occasion when it mattered most.


In summary, the No Prep Kings Great 8 Shootout at the Alabama International Dragway featured standout performances, with Ryan Martin's Fireball Camaro and Kye Kelley claiming top honors. The heart-pounding double or nothing Grudge race between David Gates and Justin Swanstrom added an extra layer of excitement, showcasing the relentless spirit and competitive nature of street racing. As the NPK series continues, fans eagerly anticipate more thrilling races and unforgettable moments on the track.


Check out the Great 8 full coverage at Alabama International Dragway by Upshift:

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