CADDYFAST!
Hot Rod|October 2020
Five-Time Drag Week Winner Larry Larson Built a Unique Race Car for No Prep Kings
Arvid Svendsen

This stunning 2016 Cadillac built at Larson Race Cars in Oak Grove, Missouri, can be seen regularly on Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings (NPK) on Discovery. NPK is a spin-off of the original Street Outlaws, a show that began in 2013. No Prep racing quickly gained favor with fans and racers, and NPK is now in its fourth season.

Larry Larson began competing on NPK during its inaugural year in 2016 behind the wheel of his big tire S10. Because the truck did not fit the rules of No Prep racing, Larry was told by the sanctioning body to make changes to the bed in order to comply. Larry famously spliced a bed section onto his truck and was permitted to compete in the latter part of the first season and the entire second season.

For the third season, NPK announced that it was going to insist that race cars be more “stock appearing.” Larry explains, “For Season 3 of No Prep Kings, I was told that I would have to change a few things on my S10 to make it legal. The truck had been built for Drag Week, so I figured it was time to build something new that would be purpose-built for No Prep racing. A new car would allow me to incorporate new ideas and technology. I wanted to do something different, but it had to be a car that would fit a big tire and still be able to sit low. The late-model cars have better aerodynamics, so I started looking at the Cadillac ATS-V and decided it would be the right car to build for No Prep.”

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