• Apr 1, 2011
Mike Ryan's drifting Freightliner – Click above to view watch the video after the jump

Mike Ryan has won a dozen Pikes Peak Hill Climbs in his Gulf-liveried Freightliner Cascadia, so it's no joke when we say this man has some serious talent. To raise his and the truck's profile a little bit, Ryan has decided to show off what he does when he's not storming mountains to stay sharp.

Aping Ken Block's Gymkhana series, Ryan haunts abandoned airstrips, looking for cones, old hangars and dirt roads on which to slide his truck around. In fact, Ryan has gone so far as to shoot this video at El Toro, the same Marine air base where Block filmed the first installment of his epic videos. Ryan's Freightliner packs 1,950 horsepower and more than 3,400 pound-feet of torque, so roasting the truck's handmade custom Michelin tires isn't a problem, even in a 10,000-pound Big Daddy Freightliner. Check out all the action in HD splendor after the jump. Top tip, Jason!



Photos copyright ©2011 Drew Phillips / AOL

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 3 Years Ago
      How do I buy one? LOL

      Anyone notice he was driving with Boots?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yeah. And doing some serious heel-toe work...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Truck racing is my fav form of motorsport. They do a pretty good job of it in Oz. Watching 5ton with 1600 horsepower sliding onto straights and almost immediately hit their 160km/h limiter then bounce of each other and try to climb the walls to headbutt a spectator. Absolutely awesome!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I liked the part with the truck.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That was soo cool! But it looked so wrong....
        • 3 Years Ago
        I kept thinking the same thing. But, it was so wrong, it's right....
      • 3 Years Ago
      That video was pretty awesome... The girl is reallly HOT!!!!!! Very nice a@s....
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ok Turn 10 pay attention because we need a Semi class of vehicle in Forza 4!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very cool but far from Block
      • 3 Years Ago
      that girl has a nice bum. very nice.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't tell if he makes more smoke with his tires or that 14.7 L straight-6 diesel...
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't know what was more impressive; the driving on the legs on that girl :O
      John Neff
      • 3 Years Ago
      test
      • 3 Years Ago
      That would be OOO.....MY......HICKKANA!!! That was AWESOME.. Now if Ken and Mike would get together............... if Ken's car breaks down, Mike could DRIFT and TOW!
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