5 things you did not know about Street Outlaws

Even the most dedicated Street Outlaws fans may miss a few details between the different spin-offs, which is why some of the franchise’s most recent revelations bear repeating.

Street Outlaws initially became popular because it showcased all the different aspects involved in the incredibly competitive world of street racing.

However, as the franchise has expanded over the years, it has become more and more difficult to keep your finger on the pulse of all the shows’ behind-the-scenes details.

About Street Outlaws

There are few things more exciting than watching a group of daring street racers challenge themselves, the laws of physics, and each other, to get to the finish line as fast as possible in order to prove unequivocally that they are the fastest on the streets. Well, besides actually participating in the races, that is.

And  this is exactly why Street Outlaws remains one of the most popular car and racing television shows to this day.

5 things you did not know about Street Outlaws

Shortly after Street Outlaws aired its first episode all the way back in 2013, the show announced that it had taken the second spot on Discovery Channel’s most-viewed list.

It even had over 1.6 million viewers tuning in to watch the show right from the get-go.

Somehow, Street Outlaws has managed to maintain this popularity over the years in a landscape in which so many others fail to do the same.

The franchise has even now expanded with a whole list of spin-off shows which showcase the different aspects of street racing.

Though this seemingly unending line of shows in the Street Outlaws franchise has meant that there is certainly more than enough street racing content to keep you entertained between seasons, it can make it quite difficult to keep up with the behind-the-scenes details of all the races and racers.

Fortunately, we have rounded up some of the most interesting facts that recently emerged within the Street Outlaws franchise. This includes a few key facts that you may have missed between all of the various Street Outlaws shows.

A comprehensive list of the Street Outlaws spin-off

Whether you have been a Street Outlaws fan from the very beginning of the show, or you have joined the hub-bub somewhere along the way, it is always good to have a comprehensive list of all of the content that the franchise has to offer, before you dive into its deepest darkest secrets.

The full list of Street Outlaws spin-offs includes:

Show First air date Number of seasons
Street Outlaws 2013 19
New Orleans 2016 2
Bristol Race 2018 1
Memphis 2018 2
Mega Race 2018 2
No Prep Kings 2018 5
Fastest in America 2020 4
Race Night in America 2020 1
Mega Cash Days 2020 2
America’s List 2021 1
Gone Girl 2021 1
Team Attack 2021 1
Farmtruck and AZN 2021 1
End Game 2022 1
OKC 2023 1
Locals Only 2023 1

1. The winner for Fastest in America season 4 has already been crowned

The Street Outlaws spin-off, Street Outlaws: Fastest in America, sees eight of the fastest teams from throughout the United States head to Memphis for their chance to win the $100,000 cash prize.

Fair spoiler alert for the information to follow; this year, fans got to see Tricia Wayne from the Memphis make her comeback in a huge way by taking on Steve from the Dream Team in the finale.

Ultimately, the fully-recovered Tricia was able to keep her car ZipTie at top speed throughout this final race (even after a jumpy start). Moreover, she was able to take home the fourth consecutive win and the $100,000 prize for Memphis.

2. Farmtruck and AZN almost left the Street Outlaws franchise altogether

The underdog duo, Farmtruck and AZN, has always been a fan-favorite part of the original Street Outlaws program and an undeniable wild card for The 405.

However, shortly after the Street Outlaws: Farmtruck and AZN spin-off aired its first season, Farmtruck and AZN revealed on their YouTube channel that they had actually almost been pushed out of The 405.

This was because their signature Chevy Truck just was not fast enough to be competitive any longer.

3. The real reason why Big Chief quit Street Outlaws

Justin Shearer, who is better known by his street racing nickname, Big Chief was one of most-loved cast members from one of the very first seasons of Street Outlaws.

However, just like Farmtruck and AZN, Big Chief seemingly vanished from the show in later seasons.

Sadly, Big Chief finally explained in a YouTube video posted to the Midwest Street Cars channel about a year ago that he ultimately left the show because of disagreements with the show’s producers.

It seems as though Big Chief had a real problem with the dramatization and production of the show, thus, he now prefers to race off-camera where he can remain as “street as possible.”

4. Garage Squad’s Joe Zolper has joined Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings behind the scenes

True gearheads may recognize mechanic and classic car enthusiast, Joe Zolper, from another car restoration show called Garage Squad, but it seems as though he has now branched out to the Street Outlaws franchise (sort of).

Joe likes to work on his own muscle cars when he is not fixing someone else’s forgotten project on the show and Street Outlaws fans recently got a sneak peek into his very own ‘Dauntless Daytona,’ a Hemi-powered Daytona Pro Mod, at the Route 66 Raceway for a No Prep Kings event.

5. John Odom’s GTR is faster than you might think

Street Outlaws races typically take place on a 1/8 mile track. However, on very rare occasions, a few daring Street Outlaws racers will decide to test their cars on a ¼ mile track, just for the fun of it.

John Odom is one such racer, who recently put it all on the line when he raced his controversial real GTR on a ¼ mile track for the first time ever at the Import vs. Domestic – World Cup Finals.

Surprisingly, John was able to run the race in just over 5.8 seconds, at just over 230 miles per hour.