It was an emotional start to the beginning of Street Outlaws last night. It’s been about a year since Flip’s passing and though a lot has happened he hasn’t and will never be forgotten. Flip’s El Camino, “The Old Slut” has been sitting in Chief’s barn for the past year. Since Chief’s return to the list, he’s had his and Flip’s childhood friend, Kamikaze Chris around to help out at the shop. Chief felt it might be time to give the El Camino a new driver and resurrect her. He needed someone crazy for the job and who better than someone nicknamed Kamikaze. The Elco started up first try for Kamikaze, it was meant to be. They immediately got the car in the shop and made a few tweaks to ensure the brakes and other things were in racing order.
We also had a surprise appearance from BoostedGT last night. Boosted showed up with a pop-up camper, an address change form and an application for an Oklahoma driver’s license. He knew he had to be in the 405 to be apart of the 405 OKC crew, and wanted to be part of the fastest crew in the country!
With Boosted and Kamikaze now in the crew, Chief decided to take a little “family” vacation and win some money while at it. The OKC crew all hitched up their cars to their trucks and booked it to New Orleans to take on the fastest drivers in the dirty south.
The first few races started out pretty rocky. The first race Boosted won by default due to a jumped light, Derek lost the 2nd match-up by crossing the centerline when his opponent’s engine blew up. Murder Nova didn’t even get off the line because he hadn’t boosted into the second step yet before the light went off. Friction was high, smack-talk was flying and you could see a few fists tensing up. Nova’s opponent was cool about it though, saw the Nova never let off the trans break and decided to give him a second go at it.
From that point on it was all wins and everyone started to cool down. Murder Nova hooked right away and pulled out about 2 car-lengths front for the win. Big Chief’s The Crow won by over a bus-length. Monza and the Mustang he was against were neck-and-neck for only a second before Monza smoked him by 2 bus-lengths. When Kamikaze took off in Flip’s memory, the Elco launched so hard it almost flipped over! Kamikaze pedaled it back under control and took off down the line for a win. It was all down to Daddy Dave and he wasn’t going to disappoint. Dave’s Sonoma hooked off the line and it careened to the grass on the right. Daddy Dave pedaled it back in, gathered up the lost ground and was able to pull back ahead for a photo-finish win.
It was a good night for the 405 OKC crew. They proved themselves once again as having the fastest streetcars in the country and they got to trek home with heavier pockets. Check back in next week to see how things on The List are going to shake up? Are the Elco and BoostedGT going to make their way on past Varley and his Gold Car? Can Doc and his new engine hook and gather up a win or will he keep getting knocked down The List? Wait and see…
OKC: Boosted GT –
NOL: Travis – TransAm Firebird – “Black Ops” – Small Block
Winner: Boosted GT – Travis jumped the light
NOL: Ali – All Wheel Drive Pickup – “Car Killer” – S10 Sonoma
OKC: Murder Nova
NOL: Earl – Big Tire Lightweight Mustang – Turbo
Winner: Murder Nova
NOL: Freight Train – 89’ Mustang – Small Tire
Winner: Big Chief
NOL: Danny Ray – Drag Radial Mustang
NOL: Jack Mack – Oldsmobile Cutlass – G-Body Car
Winner: Kamikaze Chris
OKC: Daddy Dave
NOL: Kye Kelly – 2-Chassis Camaro
Winner: Daddy Dave