Alex Laughlin To Race Hot Wheels/Speed Society Corvette at No Prep Kings in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Alex Laughlin who is mostly known for his years driving pro stock and pro mod race cars as well as winning Lights Out in the Hot Wheels/Speed Society Chevrolet Corvette made a pretty big jump last year. After showing off what he had in a variety of formats, the driver made the unexpected jump to Top Fuel to round out his racing career even further.
However, Laughlin wasn’t about to just cap off his list of announcements there. Instead, Alex took the Corvette that had a winning pedigree on drag radials and changed it up to run big tires. It might seem like a small change on the surface but any racer will tell you that this is easier said than done. The Corvette went on to compete at the Street Car Supernationals where Laughlin won his class as the sun came up. To really put the cherry on the sundae, he then went on to race Ken Blocks’ “Hoonicorn” on a bare airport road.
If this resume isn’t wowing you yet, I’m not quite sure what will.
For years fans have asked Alex, a Texas native, why he doesn’t do more no prep racing and why he doesn’t show up to No Prep Kings to try to avenge his two losses on the “Mega Race” TV show where he took on Big Chief and then Ryan Martin with a team from Gas Monkey Garage. It would truly be one of the final frontiers for Laughlin to conquer.
Unfortunately, the driver never had the stars align for him to show up to a No Prep Kings event but all of that is about to change. This coming weekend in Tulsa, OK, Laughlin will be taking a shot at NPK supremacy as he will show up with the renowned blue Corvette along with Frankie “The Mad Man” Taylor who still holds the record for the quickest pass in Doorslammer history.
The video below from Street Outlaws No Prep Talk rounds out the details.