The Discovery Channel reality show “Street Outlaws” will be in the Scottsbluff/Gering area for the next several weeks. The series follows a group of street racers from Oklahoma as they compete against racers from across the U.S.
Scotts Bluff County Commissioner Charlie Knapper told KNEB News the team from Pilgrim Media will bring an economic impact to the area of between $2-and-10-million dollars, depending on just how long the filming takes.
The company will rent around 80 hotel rooms as well as hook-ups for anywhere from 45 to 60 full-size RVs for cast and crew.
While the show talks about displaying “outlaw” behavior, Knapper says everything is actually cleared in advance with local authorities. Several roads will be blocked off and traffic diverted during racing with law enforcement and medical personnel on site.
Knapper says Street Outlaws, now in its 15th season, will bring national publicity to the Panhandle and he’s encouraging area residents to let the cast and crew know how happy everyone is to have them visiting.