Like a true car fanatic, Jerry Johnston decided to name himself after a car. His nickname Monza comes from the Chevy Monza, which he used to drive before upgrading to the ’72 Camaro Rally Sport. He has raced on the streets and on the no-prep tracks for many years. A man of few words, Jerry doesn’t like confrontation unless someone decides to provoke him. But in truth, he is one of the calmest racers who seems to have a solution for any situation.
Date of birth
Two children: a son Brandon Johnston and a daughter, Brittani
Street car racer, reality TV star, business owner
$500,000 as of 2023
1972 Chevrolet Camaro Rally Sport
Sinister Split Bumper
Previous car model
New car model
1970 Chevelle SS
TV show debut
Street Outlaws season 1 in 2013
TV show spin-offs
Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings
TV show awards
The details on Monza’s early life are as few as the man’s words. He rarely gives interviews, and even if he does, he only talks about his work life. As a result, there is no information on Monza’s early life, his parents, siblings, and education. A closer look at his skills is enough to determine that Monza was into cars from an early age. An innovator and mechanic, Monza first drove the Chevy Monza.
Life on the street
It is unknown as to how and where Monza began his career as a street racer. But during the early 1980s, Monza’s name started appearing in street tracks around the states. A master behind the wheel, Monza makes up for his lack of words with his driving skills. He is one of the calmest street racers and is capable of making split-second decisions. His ability to judge any situation correctly allowed Monza to climb through the ranks. His reputation preceded him and when Monza first came to Oklahoma, quite a few racers were waiting for him. Over the years, Monza has beaten his competition again and again. Monza has been on the list since 2006 and has been racing for four decades.
Life in Street Outlaws
Jerry “Monza” Johnston is one of the original cast members of Street Outlaws, a reality TV show that follows the lives and races of street car racers in Oklahoma City. He is known for his 1972 Chevrolet Camaro Rally Sport, nicknamed Sinister Split Bumper, which he has raced on the streets for many years. Monza made his debut on Street Outlaws in 2013, when the show premiered on the Discovery Channel . During his time at the series, Monza has nabbed the number one position quite a few numbers of times.
Monza is also a regular participant in Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings (NPK), a spin-off series that features racers from different regions competing for a cash prize and the title of the No Prep King. He joined NPK in 2018, and has been one of the best no-prep racers in the country.
However, Monza decided to not participate in the sixth season of NPK in 2023, reportedly due to contract disagreements. He stated that he wanted to make money from racing, as it was his job, and that he could not afford to spend his savings to chase NPK all year. He also expressed his desire to have more control over his racing career and his new car, a 1970 Chevelle SS that he revealed in late 2021. He said that he would test his new car and race it somewhere else, but he did not specify where or when.
Monza’s appearance in NPK till now has been an exciting and impressive one, as he has proven himself to be one of the best no-prep racers in the country. He has also been a loyal and respected member of the Street Outlaws family, and his fans hope to see him back on the track soon.
Jerry “Monza” Johnston has a net worth of $500,000 as of 2023. He makes money from his TV show Street Outlaws, his racing wins, and his other businesses.
Monza is a married man and has been so for quite a while. He got married to Tammy Johnston in 1986. The pair have been together ever since and are parents to two children, a son Brandon Johnston and a daughter, Brittani. Tammy has been supportive of Monza’s career and the pair currently live in Oklahoma.
In an attempt to improve his car’s performance, Monza tweaked around the Chevy Monza. The alteration lead to an accident, and while Monza came out safely his car was done for. The accident took place in 2018.