- 17 Seasons
The Discovery Channel's latest program, Street Outlaws, delves into the world of illegal street racing in Oklahoma City. Stakes are high, dollars are big, and the cars are slick. From a souped-up farm truck to a tricked out Chevy Impala, viewers experience the thrill of hurtling down the dark backstreets of Oklahoma in a race to capture the win. Money exchanges hands, and egos are either raised or smashed. The show follows Big Doc and Murder Nova. Into cars and street racing since children, these two put their years of expertise into their cars to guarantee victory on the track. Most of their time is spent in the shop and under the hoods. There can be no room for error, as races are often won by milliseconds. Tensions run high, and tempers short. The crew knows how to work, but they know how to play as well. Not an episode goes by without a prank, and there is no space between commercials without a steady stream of back-and-forth smack talk. Rivalry plays a tremendous part in street racing, and those rivalries are thick. Much is at stake every race, but especially pride. Crews from whole other states drive in to put their machines to the test, as out-of-state racers are a regular on the show. They all vie for placement on "the list." The list contains the top 10 fastest cars in Oklahoma City, considered by some to be the national capital of illegal street racing. The crew puts their cars and their racing before work, women, and friends to obtain that coveted position: a spot on the list. Nothing means more to them, and they will do anything to achieve the goal. One might say that cars are as much a character in the program as the boys themselves. We see all shapes, all sizes here. The crew has an incredible talent of taking cars that no one has hope for, and then turning them into hellish speed demons that dominate the streets. Goofy as they can be, when it comes to street racing, the boys know what they're talking about.