Larry Larson has never lacked for creativity when it comes to his personal race cars. The 1966 Nova that was his early calling card was both beautiful and shockingly fast for a street driven car. His S10 pickup truck rewrote the rules when it came to expectations for events like Drag Week, Rocky Mountain Race Week, and then no-prep racing. Starting with smaller events in the center of the country, Larson quickly got a handle on how to set the truck up for no-prep success and the wins came flooding in. He then became part of the Discovery Channel Street Outlaws spin-off “No Prep Kings” and continues to make noise.
Larson who has always had a flair for making rules makers sweat, was dealt some interesting hands by the show creators who seemingly did not want him or his truck winning their events. He extended the bed with duct tape, he was the first to show up with a turbocharger that was over 140mm after the rules were tweaked to punish twin turbo combos. Basically, he has played the role of mouse to their car. Hilarious and fun stuff to watch, if not unnecessarily stressful for Larson.
Now there’s a Cadillac. This little ATS-V was started in January and finished up a few weeks ago in time to hit the No Prep Kings event at Epping, New Hampshire’s New England Dragway. Using the same 572ci ProLine combo the truck had in it, this car is lighter, swoopier, and better in all the right ways.
Listent to Larry tell the story and watch him haul in Missouri!