Since then the portfolio has grown to 8 properties covering a wide array of verticals including business, personal finance, real estate, architecture, television, movies, entertainment, video games, lifestyle, pets, and more. However, when cars are souped up and modified as much as they are on Street Outlaws, crashes are bound to occur. The actual driver, Gary Balyan, who borrowed the car, was ultimately to 12 years in prison. His primary roles are managing editorial, business development, content development, online acquisitions, and operations. Rhett Peters is another member of Street Outlaws that has had a troubled life when the cameras are not rolling. Last raced against Ryan Martin - The Fireball Camaro. Thankfully for fans, a lot of these moments are caught on tape.
As they were nearing the end, Jerry Bird ran right into a couple of cop cars that were waiting for the racers. It's a well-known fact that reality shows are plagued with drama and legal troubles, but the Discovery Channel's Street Outlaws was a cut above the rest. What exactly was the point of filming Street Outlaws when pretty much nobody cared? Tom Foster Wake has been a freelance writer for the past several years now and has continued to do what he loves to do while attempting to get his work out to the masses. This is a big reason why a lot of people think the show is scripted, simply because it is illegal and could land a lot of people in jail. Street racing comes first — before family, before friends and before work. Furthermore, it was reported that Izzy Valuenzela participated in a race and killed two people in attendance, but it was actually Gary Balyan who had borrowed the car, and was eventually sentenced to 12 years in prison. He and his rough and ready team from Memphis, Tennessee are dedicated race car drivers who have been working together for a few decades now.
This is even more true for celebrities since news of their arrest will spread around the internet like wildfire. Christian admitted to police that had, indeed, planned to sell the drugs and that he had been stockpiling a half a pound a month before he got caught. Let us know in the comments! Last raced against Shawn - The Murder Nova. As he got older, his interest increased, and in no time he joined other street racers. Of course, he has done a number of modifications to his car, including installing a 1000 horse-power turbo-charged precision engine. Crashing is never a part of the game that racers want to experience.
However, his alibi wasn't enough and he was arrested and charged with two counts of murder. His death was said to be a surprise to those who knew him well. State Highway 81 in Union City was shut down due to a permit between the cast and local police. What makes the series so interesting is that each member of the team has an interesting, if not colorful history in both their personal lives, and in their driving careers. After some late-night racing he was on his way home with three cars in tow when he fell asleep at the wheel and hit a concrete culvert. However, while it may help them gain fans, they might just find themselves losing their licenses in the process.
Flip was even younger when he passed at the age of 31. Big Chief said it all started with smaller, independent media companies filming their races and everything grew from there. Every race was cleared and permitted by the city the crew happened to be visiting that episode. Last raced against Jeff Lutz - The 57 Chevy. Description: The new season begins, and this, among other things, means that veterans can get off the track and give way to new, young and daring riders, someone will even be able to change the usual activities and wish to take a place in the legendary Oklahoma list of owners of iron horses. The crew would put in for a permit, which would either be denied or. This is the danger of street racing, beyond the part about breaking the law.
Last raced against Monza - Sinister Split Bumper. The photojournalist who arrived at the Street Outlaws set was told to stop recording and was eventually asked to leave by a police officer. Both racers were taken to the hospital right away and were able to be treated for their injuries. Last raced against Daddy Dave - Goliath. As a result the cars slammed into one another and then rolled into a nearby ditch. Derek Travis lost his job because of the show. No one else got caught in this arrest but Bird as he was the only one that stopped right in front of the cops.
Daddy flipped his car six times and slammed into a wall, prompting a serious need for medical attention. Israel Valenzuela may not have been the one to lose control of a high powered Mustang, but he was the one racing Karen Gary Balyan when his accident occurred. Here is an introduction to the cast and crew of the fast and wild series. Though they may have crashed their cars on occasion, the Street Outlaws gang really did take good care of their often expensive vehicles. He became interested in cars at an early age, and began his racing career immediately after obtaining his driving license. Thankfully, the shop was closed and nobody was inside at the time. The series follows the day-to-day life of former Playboy model and The Girls Next Door reality television personality Kendra Wilkinson as she balances being a mother and her business ventures.
Big Chief suffered spinal cord injuries and a broken collarbone. Since the show is filmed on closed roads with paramedics on site, Big Chief was rushed to the hospital and lived to tell the tale. Chucky's car spun over a curb before finally stopping in a grassy area. The Chevy had been in a race shortly before the incident. Other times they would end up the target of spiteful criminals who were also confessed fans of their show. Rise to Prominence Once the race was over, the two struck up a friendship, which resulted in a business partnership.
What do you know about it? Occasional racer, Ronnie Pollard, was arrested for his role in a massive theft ring. The business owner, Shawn Ellington, reported the suspect also approached his own home. Believing they had nothing to lose, the cast didn't hold back while filming season 1. He suffered a few injuries but was more concerned about the damages incurred by the cars. Craig Piligian, Sam Korkis, Craig Coffman and Todd Lefkowitz serve as executive producers.