Mike Bowman, best known for starring on Discovery’s Street Outlaws, is a success on both the TV and the track. He has amassed over $100K in his race winnings, and that’s just during one match.
In 2017, Mike secured the $100K winner-takes-all World Series of Pro Mod, and has continued to hit the track ever since. With thousands on the line for underground car racers, he’s made himself quite the fortune.
He is now thought to have sold the same car that won him that money five years ago, for at least $115,000. The pro racer is used to revving it up in return for dollar, an adrenaline-filled job that makes up a big part of his income.
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Mike Bowman’s racing success
Mike has raced at a series of tracks, including a win in his Chevelle at Street Car Super Nationals Las Vegas in 2019. Just two years earlier, he secured the $100K winner-takes-all World Series of Pro Mod.
However, the racer’s parachutes failed at Gateway Motorsports Park in September 2018, which led to him falling into the sand trap. He also crashed his Chevelle during the Four Wide Nationals at Z-Max.
The Street Outlaws star raced twice at the Action Sprint Tour, and has only improved his rankings over the years. At the 2016 Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series, he placed 49th, before jumping to the top just a year later.
He has been spotted on Street Outlaws since 2021, and fans are now wondering how much he is worth. His team recently won the race against NOLA on the February 15th 2022 episode.
Street Outlaws: Mike’s net worth
Mike is thought to be worth $500K in 2022. As he became a cast member on Street Outlaws in 2021, in the show’s No Prep Kings series, it’s likely his net worth increased due to his new TV presence.
The racer, who is part of Team Cali, is estimated to earn around $20,000 to $30,000 per episode. Pilgrim Studios reportedly pays Big Chief $20,000 per episode that makes it to air.
Pay checks are likely to vary for each show, depending on how popular they are. Mike doesn’t often race on the series, so it is possible he may not be paid as much as the more famous cast members, such as Bobbie and Brandon James.
Mike recently paid tribute to his late friend Wayne Smozanek, who appeared on the show alongside him, but sadly passed away after battling Covid in ICU. He wrote on Facebook:
My condolences to Wendy and the entire Smozanek family. We will all miss Wayne, he was one of the kindest persons I have ever met. I enjoyed my time racing with him and he has been in my thoughts. It makes me sad to know that he will be gone but not forgotten! Rest In Peace my friend.
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He put his Pro Mod car up for sale
Mike has waved goodbye to the car which saw him race to the win in 2017. The OG NHRA Legal Pro Mod vehicle se the speed record of the competition for almost two years!
Two months ago (in December 2021), the Team Cali racer shocked his fans by selling the Bickel car, which is complete with new paint and “a ton of carbon fiber”. A follower in the comments revealed he had sold the memorable wheels.
He revealed he needs to make room for a new car, namely the NPK Chevelle.
Over 60 fans commented on the post in which Mike was selling the car. One wrote: “Mike, you make us all proud to know you and your team. Great job this last season at NPK. I hope you continue with NPK this coming year.”
Another warned the Discovery star: “Don’t let it go for less than $125,000, honestly.”
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