‘Street Outlaws’ has earned itself a place in the hearts of car customizers and street racers alike.
Apart from all the nitrous powered fun, the show is also infamous for the trash talking, quarrels and occasional crashes.
However, there is much more happening behind the cameras, which the viewers do not get to see.
Here are some secrets about ‘Street Outlaws’ they don’t want you to know.
1.Producers thought it would tank
One of the most successful racing shows in history; it is impossible to think that the show would fail.
Big Chief admitted that nobody thought the show would make it past the first season, not even the producers.
2. Racers almost lost their license
After the show aired, NHRA threatened the racers to disallow them from any future NHRA events.
A huge backlash followed, and their spokesman later stated that they just wanted to discourage racers from illegal activities.
3. Joe Woods thought it was an undercover sting
If you are a street racer, this doesn’t seem a far-fetched idea, and such was the case with Joe “Dominator” Woods.
He actually thought that the show was a secret spy operation and they would all end up in jail. Thankfully, he was wrong.
4. Ronnie Pollard Stole Engines
An occasional racer, Pollard, thought it would be a good idea to steal engines worth $500,000 to make money on the side.
However, he was not the main player. The ringleader, Michael Moore, also a suspect in other thefts, was later caught by the police.
5. Shady Business on the Side
As if stealing engines was not enough, Rhett Peters decided to get into selling drugs under cover of his mechanic shop.
He was found guilty of trafficking meth and was charged with seven counts, including a gun charge and conspiracy.