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Shannon Poole's Wrecked C2 Corvette
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Corvette Takes Flight

Published January 8, 2024 at 11:45
BY RYAN JOHNSON
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Renowned drag racer Shannon Poole, featured in the adrenaline-pumping Street Outlaws: New Orleans series, recently faced a fiery ordeal at Gulfport Dragway.

Piloting his meticulously crafted 1964 C2 Corvette, Poole's high-speed race took a perilous turn as the front end lifted, propelling the car into a mid-air dance before a fiery crash on the pavement.


Miraculously, Poole emerged unscathed from the wreckage, showcasing the resilience of both man and machine.


Despite the dramatic aftermath of his nitrous-fed 632 cubic-inch V8 beast, the drag racing maestro remained alert and was hospitalized for precautionary checks.

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The C2 Corvette, a labor of love built by Poole and his father during their Street Outlaws stint, now lies in ruins.

Affectionately nicknamed 'Red Bull,' its future track appearances hang in uncertainty. Poole, a firefighter and charity advocate off the track, exemplifies the spirit of a racing hero facing the twists of fate with unwavering resolve.

Here's to hoping the Corvette roars back onto the track, defying the odds once again.

Credits: GM Authority
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