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  • ‘Street Outlaws:’ Reality TV show features Bath native

  • A Haverling High School graduate is featured in a new reality television series exploring the world of illegal street racing.

    “Being on the show, wow it’s been a blast,” said David Comstock, of Guthrie, Okla., a 1991 Bath Haverling graduate.

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  • A Haverling High School graduate is featured in a new reality television series exploring the world of illegal street racing.
    “Being on the show, wow it’s been a blast,” said David Comstock, of Guthrie, Okla., a 1991 Bath Haverling graduate.
    He is one of a dozen drivers on “Street Outlaws,” a Discovery Channel series that gives viewers a glimpse of underground street racing in America.
    The first season of the reality series is airing at 10 p.m. Mondays on Discovery. The eight-week season started June 10.
    “My love of racing began the day I got my first license,” Comstock said. “I was 16 years old driving my parents’ 1978 Impala. That’s when my love of racing started and it never slowed down. I just steadily have to go faster and faster.”
    Comstock attributes his love for racing to his father, Peter Comstock.
    “I give him all the credit,” Comstock said. “Growing up he taught me and my brothers to love cars, NASCAR and to drive fast. It was great then and it still is now.”
    Marge Comstock, his mother, said David, just like his father Peter, loves drag racing.
    “It’s part of who David is,” Marge Comstock said. “I’m very proud of him. Sometimes I think he drives too fast. It’s an adrenaline rush I think, but I'm still very proud of him.”
    Marge Comstock said when David’s father, Peter, was in the service he used to race old cars on city streets.
    “The top speed those days was 93 miles per hour,” Marge Comstock said. “But just like David, he’s always just loved it.”
    David Comstock said Discovery staff found out about the drivers on the reality series through the Internet.
    “That’s really how we all got on the show,” Comstock said.
    Comstock, whose “Street Outlaws” nickname is Daddy Dave, drives his 1996 GMC Sonoma S10 pickup. He’s been street racing for more than 20 years.
    He was also on a reality series in 2009, called “Pinks,” which featured drivers competing against each other in drag races, with the loser handing over the title, or “pink slip,” to their vehicle.
    “I won two pink slips,” said Comstock, an auto mechanic. “I never lost one. It was a lot of fun.”
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