Oklahoma has proved to be the home of some best street car racers in the United States. Be it a fun challenge or for the claim of the fastest guys around the lads are ready to give it all. Among the hustle and bustle Azn has been able to make a name for himself and it is years of effort in the making. While racing in the street may be fun for him it is also a source of income for me as he doubles down as a reality television actor. In this article, we will bring everything to know about Jeff “Azn” Bonnet.
Who is Jeff Bonnett?
Jeff Bonnett popular by the nickname “Azn,” is an American street racer and reality television personality. He is one of the cast members of the Discovery Channel’s show “Street Outlaws”, which follows a group of street racers in Oklahoma City. He is also the co-owner of a merchandise store called THE FNA Firehouse. He was born Jeffery Bonnett on August 3, 1981, in Oklahoma, United States, and is of mixed ethnic origin. The birthday makes him 42 years old. While Azn inherits his Asian heritage from his mother, M0tsu Bonett who was born in Taiwan, his father Denis Bonnett is an American who served in U.S. Army including a trip to Vietnam. He also has a sister named Brenda Bonnett, who is his only living relative.
Jeff grew up in Oklahoma where he began his schooling. Growing up in his hometown Jeff was influenced by the culture of street racing and got his first car while in high school. He bought the car, a “1964 Chevy II NOVA” for $2800 which his father paid in a promise to return back. Even though a student with no real job Jeff found a way to pay his father back. He would leave a message to the house owners asking if they need a safety measure to locate their house in case a fire breaks out. And in return for money, he would paint their house address on the curb.
Meanwhile, as a 16 years old teenager, Azn suffered personal tragedy losing his mother to cancer. In the span of a few years, he lost his father too, Denis passed away in 2001 due to a defective heart valve.
Azn’s first mentor was his father who taught him to drive. Also, the duo put together and performed a few modifications on his car including transplanting the V-8 engine in his 1964 Chevy. After Denis passed away, Azn met Sean Farmtruck Wheatley during a street race. At the time Sean was the champion holding the title of the “Street King” and Azn was up for a race against him. Although Azn lost the race, he got a friend, a mentor, and a father figure.
Right after the race two joked and got along, Farmtruck showed what he had done with his car C-10 Pickup. As their friendship flourished, the two started working together on several projects and participating in the race track as a team. Azn credits his driving skills and knowledge of car engines to the education passed down by Farmtruck.
After emerging as a respected street racer in Oklahoma, Azn was asked to join the Discovery Channel reality show “Street Outlaws.” The show follows a group of street racers in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, as they compete against each other and other racers across the United States. Azn joined the show in 2013 as a friend and partner of Sean “Farmtruck” Wheatley, another street racer and reality star. Together, they form a team called “The Farmtruck and Azn” and race with their cars, such as The Dung Beetle and The C-10 Pickup. Azn is known for his witty personality and his passion for street racing. The duo has been well received among viewers as such showrunner give them their own platform “Street Outlaws: Farmtruck and Azn” which premiered on January 10, 2022. They share a love for cars and racing and often prank other racers with their disguised vehicles. In addition to Street Outlaws, Azn has made several appearances on the show “Garage Rehab.”
Jeff Azn Bonnett has owned and driven several cars in his street racing career. His first car was a 1964 Chevy II NOVA, which he bought with the help of his father and modified with a V-8 engine. He later sold the Nova and bought a 1972 Datsun 240Z, which he nicknamed “The Disco Z” because of its flashy appearance. He also drives a 1966 VW Bug, which he calls “The Dung Beetle” because of its rusty exterior. The Dung Beetle is powered by a 1000 Hp turbocharged engine and can reach speeds of over 200 mph. He also co-owns a 1970 C-10 Pickup with his friend and partner Sean “Farmtruck” Wheatley. The Pickup is disguised as a rusty old truck, but it has a powerful engine that can surprise unsuspecting racers.
Jeff Azn Bonnett has gained a lot of fans and followers through his appearances on Street Outlaws. He also co-owns a merchandise store called THE FNA Firehouse with Farmtruck, where they sell clothing and accessories related to their brand. Azn has a net worth of $500,000 as of 2023.
It is interesting how Azn has successfully kept his relationship affairs away from the spotlight. He is not the one to give away much and it will be a matter of speculation if we write anything about his marital status. Over the years the only girl Azn has been associated with or seen making public appearances is Leesa Lacey. They are longtime friends and have been for more than 15 years. It is not known whether or not Azn is married while Leesa is married and has a daughter with her husband.