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Street Outlaws driver Wayne Smozanek has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to his wife Wendy Smozanek, Street Outlaws driver Wayne Smozanek has passed away. No age was provided.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. Smozanek had been in the hospital since December battling COVID-19.

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“It is with a heavy heart that I have to let our family, friends, racers, and fans know that Wayne Smozanek – Team Tropical Thunder has passed away,” she said in a Facebook post. “We are truly devastated and heartbroken. He is already missed… and I promise his legacy will live on.

“I will post the funeral arrangements soon. We love you all very much.”

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Smozanek appeared on Street Outlaws No Prep Kings Season 4 that aired in 2021. He has also appeared on several seasons in the Street Outlaws series outside of No Prep Kings.

At this time, it is not clear if he filmed any episodes of Street Outlaws that will air on the Discovery Channel at a later date.

Smozanek is the second drag racer to pass away from COVID-19 since the beginning of 2022. Drag Racer Tim Slavens also passed away in January.

This is the second tragedy to hit the Street Outlaws community in the past two months. Jim Howe Jr. lost his daughter in January, as well.

Before being a drag racer, he drove a Monster Truck called Tropical Thunder.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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