The famed ‘405’ lost one of its own on Sunday morning, as longtime Oklahoma City street and drag racer Butch DeMoss, a former competitor on the popular Discovery Channel program, Street Outlaws, passed away unexpectedly at his home at just 43 years of age.
DeMoss appeared on Street Outlaws during season two in 2013-14 behind the wheel of his beautiful supercharged 1966 Chevelle. DeMoss continued to race that car in an around OKC, while more recently putting time in behind the wheel of the Twisted Texan Chevy Lumina at no prep events.
“The Oklahoma racing community lost a good one last night. Prayers to the DeMoss family. RIP Butch,” stated Street Outlaws’ James ‘Doc’ Love.
The Thunder Valley Raceway Park also shared the following statement:
Everyone at TVRP would like to send our deepest sympathies and condolences to the DeMoss family. Long time racer, Butch DeMoss, passed away earlier this morning. Butch was an avid racer and had recently driven his Twisted Texan deep into a tough field at Outlaw Armageddon. He was a great friend to many people at Thunder Valley and he will be deeply missed. Race in Peace, Butch.
DeMoss leaves behind a wife and two children.