Jerry “Monza” Johnston is no stranger to street racing and building the baddest, fastest drag racing cars and engines in the country.
His nickname stems from the Chevy* Monza* he drove before his current car, a 1972 split-bumper Z28 Camaro* that he purchased as a rotting shell and crafted into a street-racing icon. In no time, he took the Monza atop The List, a record of the fastest street racers in Oklahoma City.
Monza started street racing in the 1980s after getting his drivers’ license. He is one of the most experienced and respected street racers out there, as is evident when watching “Street Outlaws,” the show that popularized street racing.
Monza has no plans of slowing down and can still drive the wheels off of just about anything.