My name is Derek Travis I was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I started my racing career with my beautiful wife back in 1998, with what I thought was the “fastest car around”.   My 1982 Z28 Camaro was put to the test against my wife’s 1985 Mustang GT.  It was my first street race and a humbling experience. To this day I am reminded how that Mustang GT “whooped” my Camaro. At that moment, I was determined to never let her car beat me again. I did not know much about cars or motors at the time, so I turned to my father in law and he took me into the garage.  After the “Tessneer basic motor 101 class” I quickly graduated to the “Tessneer go faster 102 class” and my love for drag racing escaladed to what you see today. I have always been under estimated but rest assured, by the end of the race the other driver will be sleeveless and know my name. In 2007 my wife and I were blessed with a beautiful daughter. A passion of racing is in her blood. She enjoys racing just as much as my wife and I.  In 2013 we were asked to appear on the “Street Outlaws” show. Since the show we have been blessed with the support of multiple sponsors and an overwhelming amount of fans. The past 3 years have been a life changes experience for our family and we are truly blessed by all the support.

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