Chris Day is one of the calmest guys behind the wheel unless you decide to mess with him, then you will find out why they call the man Kamikaze. A childhood friend of Big Chief, Chris is also the one who gave Big Chief his nickname. One of the veterans in Oklahoma street racing, Chris took a break from racing after Big Chief took his car off the list, and also because Chris could no longer be bothered to deal with driver’s and their egos. But with the Chief putting his car back on the list, Chris is back behind the wheel. With the El Camino back in business, Chris is sure to strive for the top positions on the list.
Chris has revealed very little information about his early life. Born and raised in a blue-collar household in Oklahoma City, Chris didn’t have the best of beginnings. His family was broke and Chris often had to make do with worn and stained clothes from use last year, and the year before.
Getting into racing:
Due to his family circumstances, Chris had to think for himself if he wanted to have some fun. For Chris, this meant racing. In between mowing lawns, chopping trees, pumping gas and providing weekend help with his father’s heating and air business, Chris found a way to pay for his first dirt bike. When asked about it Chris says,
I’ve always been an extremely competitive person. Being frankly honest, I wouldn’t even say I’m necessarily a car guy. I’m just a racing guy. I’ll race a damn shopping cart! I don’t care what it is.
Life on the Streets:
Growing up Chris attended a local high school and most of his friends had cars. He struck a friendship with Big Chief and the pair were together most of the time. The pair bonded while working on Justin’s now-infamous, Pontiac LeMans. When asked about his friendship with the chief, Chris recalls,
Me and Chief — we went to school, we went to work, and we’d be in the driveway until three or four in the morning, every single day, every single weekend, working on [the Crow]. That was the car me and him grew up working together on.
On the wheel:
Chris’s first car was a ’71 Chevy LUV. Over the years, Chris has sat behind the wheel of many cars and is now on the wheel of small tire “G Body” 1980 El Camino.
A part of the OKC racers, Chris took racing seriously which also matched with the groups’ motto. It was during this time that he met Daddy Dave and formed a trio alongside Big Chief. Recalling their early days, Chris mentions,
Most people go out there, and they hang out and drive around in their cars, and it’s just something to do. And with me and Chief, and Dave [Comstock] and the other guys, for some reason this stuff was serious.
This was especially true for Chris who was aggressive down the lane. His aggression behind the wheel and skills to back up his aggression, there is no one more worthy of the name, Kamikaze.
When Big Chief and Daddy Dave started working on Street Outlaws, Chris followed suit. He was brought in by Big Chief in the third season to help him out. And while Chris did take a break from the series for some time, he is back on the wheel of ElCamino.
Chris has devoted all his life to street racing. The man is presumed to be currently single and often refrains from talking about his love life. Chris wears his passion for racing on his sleeve and is proud of it. According to the man himself,
I’m an all-or-nothing guy. I’m either gonna’ really make it in my life, or I’m gonna’ be nothing. There’s no ‘middle’ for me. It’s something I tried to fight for a long time, but I’ve accepted that’s how I am. And I can’t fake that.
Chris Day otherwise known as Kamikaze likes to show off on race track. Car is the pride of any racer and no exception Kamikaze also likes to boast about his “El Camino.” Besides the fact he owns an amazing race car not much about his other net worth has come forth in the media. All we can say, Chris, has seen a surge in his net worth since joining reality show “Street Outlaws.”