“Street Outlaws” Wayne Smozanek star died in February 2022. After his death, attention shifted to his family including his wife and son. Along with their details learn about his career, job, net worth, and other related information.
This Wayne Smozanek Bio covers it all.
Wayne Smozanek Cause Of Death
No-prep drag racer Wayne Smozanek died at the age of 60. The cause of his death was related to the COVID-19 which he had been fighting since early December.
According to his wife Wendy, he had been in intensive care for seven weeks. Wendy had reported the signs of improvement in the days leading up to his passing.
In January 2022, after Wayne was admitted to the hospital, his wife Wendy shared on her Facebook, “We have been assured his bis nurse, nurse practitioner, and doctor that he is stable and resting comfortably.”
Wendy added, “He is heavily sedated. It is seriously hour by hour. COVID is a disease that goes through phases of ups and downs constantly, hourly, and daily. Wayne was struggling to breathe on the BiPAP and they thought it was best to let him rest and let the vent do the work as scary as that sounds.
After Wayne’s death, Wendy posted, “It is with a heavy heart that I have to let our family, friends, racers, and fans know that Wayne has passed away. We are truly devastated and heartbroken. He is already missed, and I promise his legacy will live on.”
Fellow NPK racer Mike Murillo shared, “We are a family of racers and this hits home hard. We will miss a good man from this day forward. Likewise, Scott Taylor added, “Rest in peace, my friend! You were a good man, father, husband, friend, and fellow racer.”
Wayne Smozanek Wife
Wayne Smozanek and his wife Wendy Davison Smozanek met each other on 17 July 1988 for the first time. He came to Wendy’s parents’ house to attend her sister’s birthday. On 7 August 1988, they went on their first date at Olive Garden. They dated for six years before tieing the knots on 10 December 1994.
The married couple celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary in December 2021.
Wayne, who fell for her the first time, was 6 years older than his wife Wendy who is 54 years old being born on 12 August 1967.
Wendy is a native of Jupiter, Florida who attended Palm Beach Gardens High School in 1985 and attended Palm Beach State College.
Together, Wayne and Wendy have one son Will Race Smozanek. Will turned 17 years old on 23 September 2021.
How Much Was Wayne Smozanek Net Worth?
Wayne Smozanek had a total net worth above $1 million.
Throughout the years, Wayne drove monster trucks competitively and was a regular at heads-up drag racing events in and around the south in a series of supercharged doorslammers. He used to drive a real deal monster truck named Tropical Thunder. But, it wasn’t his first car, his first car was a 1969 Impala super sport that he had at the age of 15.
Wayne made his first appearance on the show during 2020 or 2021 Mega Cash Days filming. Wayne then was a member of the 2021 Street Outlaws No Prep Kings tour.
When discussing race life, Wayne had stated, “It’s the only thing that with the more work you put into it is what you get back out of it. You’ve got one shot to win, the hard work pays off in the end”. His wife also shared, “We’ve been through the monster truck phase and now we are in the no prep life. I love the people that we meet and have met along the way”.
Wayne had competed with the “Street Outlaws” franchise in its No Prep Kings, Mega Cash Days, America’s List, and other spinoff programs behind the wheel of his supercharged Ford Probe. Wayne drove a 1997 Probe with 521 blown Hemi and an R980 screw blower.
When Wayne was asked what he would be doing if not racing, his reply was short, “I’d be dead, it’s all I know. This is my dream job and I’m lucky to be living it. I would like to take my camper and go from coast to coast and see the country and relax. That’s on the bucket list. You spend so much time driving to get to a race, you miss everything that you see along the way because you have to hurry to get there and hurry back to work when you’re done”.
Wayne Smozanek Job
Wayne Smozanek was the owner of Performance Center Auto Repair. He founded the company in 1988 with the idea of providing quality auto repairs to establish a strong customer base and long-term customer relations. His shop specializes in hot rods and muscle cars.
The shop is still independently owned and operated by Wayne and his family. Wayne had more than 40 years of experience as an automotive mechanic. During this time, he had worked on domestic and foreign vehicles. All fabrication is in-house and all mechanical work is performed by skilled trained professionals.
The shop has been featured in Street Rodder and Hot Rod Magazine, ESPN, SPEED Channel, and numerous monster truck and race videos.
Fun Fact: Growing up, Wayne worked at a gas station and was a self-taught mechanic sporting up his vehicles.
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How Old Was Wayne Smozanek At The Time Of His Death?
Wayne Smozanek was 60 years old at the time of his death. He was born on 14 July 1961.
Where Was Wayne Smozanek From?
Wayne Smozanek settled in Jupiter, Florida. But, he and his wife also have roots in New Jersey.
What Do We Know About Wayne Smozanek’s Family?
The only thing we know of Wayne’s family is he has a brother. However, his in-laws are Patricia D Davison (mother-in-law) died on 18 November 2021, William Pl Davison (father-in-law), William Davison (brother-in-law), and Laura Davison (sister-in-law).