Who was Tyler ‘Flip” Priddy”?
Tyler was one of those passionate drag racers, who yearned for life racing illegally on the streets of Oklahoma. Unfortunately, his career was cut short by his premature death in 2013. So, who was Tyler Priddy?
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Tyler was born on the 30th November 1981, in Chickasha, Oklahoma USA, and was a street racer, who came to prominence after appearing in the first season of the TV series “Street Outlaws”. Unfortunately, his death came before the second season of the show, but he is still remembered by his friends and fellow racers.
So, do you want to find out more about Tyler, from his childhood to his death, and how he died? If yes, then stay with us as we uncover all interesting information about Tyler ‘Flip’ Priddy.
Tyler ‘Flip’ Priddy Wiki: Early Life, Parents, and Education
Tyler was one of two sons born to Gene and Glenda Long Priddy; his brother’s name is Chris. Tyler went to Hinton Elementary School and later matriculated from Putnam City High School. During his childhood, he was surrounded with people who were just in love with cars and racing, and growing in that environment, it was no surprise that Tyler himself became interested in cars, and alongside his friend Justin Shearer – yes that’s right, ‘Big Chief” – biked to the locations where street races were held. As they got older, they became more interested in racing, but money was the problem, as they needed a proper car. Justin went on to become the guy you go to if you want to street race in Oklahoma, while Tyler found a job through which he supported his racing passion.
Tyler started working as a storekeeper, and would later join the heavy construction equipment dealing company, Warren Caterpillar, through which he funded his drag racing career. His first car was El Camino, assembled from parts for which Tyler borrowed money to buy, and beg and steal parts, as a result he named his car “Old Slut”. Despite having an underperforming car, Tyler’s talents helped him achieve greatness, and thanks to his increasing popularity as a racer, Tyler became a part of the new show “Street Outlaws”.
Thanks to his success on streets, and his friendship with Big Chief and other drivers, David became a part of the show that followed street racers as they build their cars, and raced against each other. The show became extremely popular, launching Tyler to prominence, but unfortunately he remained only for one season, as he died before the second season began.
Cause of Flip’s Death
Tyler ‘Flip’ Priddy was found dead at his home in Yukon, California USA on the 28th May 2013. The exact cause of his death remains a mystery, though a few theories have surfaced. It is said that he accidentally killed himself when he was drunk and carelessly handled a gun, while there was also a theory that Flip killed himself as he was suffering from depression, after finding out that his wife cheated on him. So the official cause of death is not yet revealed, and all we can do is speculate on how Tyler ‘Flip’ Priddy died.
Tyler ‘Flip’ Priddy Net Worth
Although he struggled to start his career in racing, once he got his chance, Tyler proved his skills, which increased his wealth. His net worth increased after every win, and as he defeated a number of popular names in the street racing industry, his wealth increased to a large degree. So, have you ever wondered how rich Tyler ‘Flip’ Priddy was, at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Flip’s net worth was as high as $1 million.
What ya think? 2nd design http://t.co/JZprBfSN0C
— Tyler Priddy (@FlipStOutlaws) August 28, 2013
Tyler ‘Flip’ Priddy Legacy
Tyler left a number of friends behind him, who have honored his named several times as they continued to feature in “Street Outlaws”, such as a special burnout in Tyler’s name, while his wife did a tattoo of wings with a skull and scroll in remembrance of Tyler.
Tyler ‘Flip’ Priddy Personal Life, Wife, Children
Before Tyler passed away, he was a married man; his wife’s name is Morgan Amber Priddy. He and his wife had four children, all boys, to whom Tyler was slowly passing on his love for cars before his untimely death. Hopefully, his boys will continue where he left off.
Tyler wasn’t active on any social media platform, and was quite secretive about his life. Though one thing he is known for, is that he was always seen with a bear in one hand and a cigarette in other.