Kye Kelley is a streetcar racer and a Television personality known for Discovery reality show “Street Outlaws.” A self-taught mechanic, Kelley rose to fame following Justin Big Chief Shearer reached out for the fastest street car racer in Da Pad racing location in New Orleans, to everyone’s knowledge Kye Kelley was the name. Since Kelley raced and won against Dady Dave, Big Chief, Doc, and Bobby “Hollywood” Treadwell. He also won against 14-time world champion racer Mike Murillo by about three car margins in August 2015. However, later the win was voided by the fact Kelley had left the start line before the actual departure time. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Kye Kelley.
Birthdate and Age
Kyle Kelley was born in Magnolia, Mississippi on May 18, 1985. He is American and belongs to white ethnicity. As of now, Kelley is 35 years of age.
Early Life and Education
Born to parents Kyle Kelley I and Tammy Kelley, Kelley grew up alongside younger sister Lacey Howell in the country setting of Magnolia, Mississippi. Growing up Kye and his sister did not get the luxury to choose because of financial circumstances. But they would eventually get the things of the necessity. Kye’s father worked in the factory while his mother would do hair cut jobs.
Kye’s father ran away from parenting responsibility as he spent his time mostly away from family hooked on to alcohol and drugs. His mother was left to care and arrange the necessity for both kids.
Kelley was a typical mama’s boy who would perform what asked of. Like most country boy he grew with freedom spending time in farms, and woods where he would go for hunting and fishing, mostly he knew hardship. To this day Kelley takes pleasure involving in outdoor activities like hunting and fishing.
He began school in his hometown and completed high school there. When not in school, he was making money by taking a few jobs. At the age of 13, he began milking cows in Progress, Mississippi alongside he worked bagging groceries. He wanted to become a race car driver and to pursue he needed a car first. From the saving from both jobs, he bought his first car at the age of 15.
Kelley attended South Pike Senior high school in Magnolia, Mississippi. In school, Kye performed well meanwhile, he maintained the passion for racing which also became his obsession. Not far from his home every Sunday about 50 to 60 people would gather in the yard boiling peanuts, racing, and hanging out, and Kelley would take out his four-wheeler and participate in the racing.
After graduating from Pike Senior High Kelley was granted a partial scholarship to junior college but could not afford to pay the remaining fees. Hence, he decided to work instead and went for a job in an Oil refinery.
Career and Progression
He is the kind of person who wants to improve no matter what line of work he joins. Before the huge fame as American street car racer and featuring in Discovery channel show “Street Outlaws,” he did a fulltime job in an oil refinery company. He started in the role of “Fire Watcher” after high school which would yield him $10-an-hour. After a little over ten years, he had worked his way up to superintendent with 250 people under him, and running the whole job. He was the youngest boss in the company history. He left the superintendent post in 2015 after over 12 years. Then he went onto establish his own business; he opened the performance shop “Down South Performance” with his business partner Greg Champagne in McComb, Mississippi.
Kye Kelley and Street racing
Kelley got in street racing even before he had a license or a car. He first raced in dirt bikes then he got the real taste of car race at the age of 14 on his friend owned 1965 Chevy II Nova. At the age of 15, He bought his own after saving money from cow milking and bagging groceries.
He kept the passion for the sport alive and maintained even when he was preoccupied with the job at an oil refinery. When at home after work he would get down to race with guys whether for a simply fun challenge or money at stakes. If it was the huge sum of money in the payout, the crew mostly would travel all the way to Jackson, Mississippi, or New Orleans, at Da Pad for drag racing.
Kye emerged victorious beating every big name he came across in the street race of “Da’ Pad,” location in New Orleans, and though not a formal record he had earned the title of the fastest person around. He got the opportunity to shine in the bigger stage after Justin “Big Chief” Shearer reached to find out the fastest racer at Da Pad and the name that emerged was his, Kye Kelley.
Following the acclaim, in mid-2014 he was set up to race against OKC’s Daddy Dave who was his favorite racer from the Street Outlaws. He lost the match by a close margin.
Caption: Relatively unknown Kye Kelley taking Daddy Dave in their first matchup in mid-2014
Out of nowhere boy coming close to beating one of the fastest street racers in the show set the stride for him. He met Dave again in early 2015 in a “16-car Cash Days race” held in Texas. This time he did one over him (won). Kelley also won against big deal drivers like Big Chief, Doc, and Bobby “Hollywood” Treadwell to culminate in a $16,000 cash payout.
The rematch of 16 car cash was held in Kelley’s prominent location Da Pad New Orleans, yet again he won against OKC guys earning $16,000 cash. Three or four months later Kelley raced Big Chief this time in Oklahoma and won again with $6,000 cash.
In August 2015, Kelley raced against 14-time world champion racer Mike Murillo at Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Lexington, Oklahoma. He won the race by huge advantage but it did not stand after the video evidence showed Kelley had left the start line earlier. Kelley himself confessed and was left to rue the win because he may not get another chance to know what might have happened if his concentration did not let him down at the beginning.
Alongside emerging as the unexpected name in American street racer, he got the opportunity to work in reality TV show Street Outlaws which first aired on June 10, 2013.
Kye Kelley car The Shocker
Kelley’s car “The Shocker” is 1992 Chevy Camaro which he bought around 2012. He heavily modified the car from the basic looks to adding the engine and empowering it with more strength. While he had not all the money to do the modification at once, so he did little by little. He put on extra work at the oil refinery to make up for the car expense. He replaced the old motor of the car by super-powerful 638ci BBC motor and boasted the engine by two nitrous Kits. He took the help of Performance Machine Shop in Jackson, Mississippi to build the motor as they put together fifteen-year-old Crower rods, a set of Wiseco pistons, and a pair of Gary Williams carburetors to give it life. The nitrous kits in the car use three-stage technology to boost the engine.
Kye Kelley Net Worth
Currently, there are no factual data about his net worth. Some online sources claim his net worth to be $500,000 in reality it is a wild hunch and spreading false information does not comply with our policy.
Kye Kelley has had his share of breakups. He was in a relationship with a lady named Sarah. Nothing much is known of his relationship with Sarah besides the fact they had a daughter Haleigh Kelley on August 9, 2010. After Sarah, Kye Kelley dated Alisa Mote and the pair tied the knot. Less than two years in the relationship the marriage ended. Kelley is now dating Lizzy Musi who is a drag racer.
Kye Kelley love affair and marriage with Alisa Kelley
Kye Kelley was married to Alisa Mote who is a nurse by profession. The two met the same day Kelley bought his car “The Schoker.” After being in the relationship, the couple took the next step by getting engaged. Their engagement was on May 21, 2014, and next year in August of 2015 married each other. The pair had a daughter Kenadeigh Alexa Kelley On March 25, 2016. She was born healthy weighing 7lb at the time of delivery. After three years as a married couple, the pair divorced in 2017. After the divorce, the two keep in touch and co-parent their daughter, Kenadeigh.
Kye Kelley Girlfriend
Kelley is now dating Lizzy Musi. The couple is said to have started dating in 2017. Second-generation drag car racer, Lizy Musi is also a motorsports racing fanatics. Her, father, Pat Mussi is a champion driver and iconic engine builder.