Mike Ryan is our kind of insane. Not only did the man fling his Freightliner race truck up the winding side of Mount Washington earlier this year, but the professional stunt and race driver has also joined forces with drifting legend Sam Hubinette for a little exhibition show during round six of the Formula Drift Championship.

In preparation of wowing the masses at the FD gathering, Ryan came out for a little shakedown session with the big Freightliner. Things didn't exactly go smoothly at first, with Ryan fighting the truck all over the impromptu course, but it didn't take long to get the kinks ironed out.

Within a matter of hours, Hubinette had Ryan pirouetting around the asphalt and oval track like an drift hero. Fortunately for all involved, the whole experience was recorded for posterity. Hit the jump to check out the video for yourself.



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      TahsinZ
      • 3 Years Ago
      Could this be the identity of Rig Stig, who drifted lorries in that one Top gear episode?
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Randy
        • 3 Years Ago
        She's an escort isn't she!
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      sc0rch3d
      • 3 Years Ago
      i was sort of hoping it would be a semi with a trailer, true 18 wheeler drifting
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @sc0rch3d
        Most likely the trailer would swing out and either flip or jacknife the truck, and where would you hitch it with that dayum spoiler out back?
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Agilis
      • 3 Years Ago
      Video would be nice instead of having to go to YouTube to view it.
        Tolitz Rosel
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Agilis
        Maybe embedding isn't allowed on that particular video... or the writer's a noob? :P
      somebodysomeone
      • 3 Years Ago
      http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=SS771MQnams THAT is how you drift a semi.
      Elmo
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wonder... Does this thing have a factory chassis underneath? Or is it tubed? Because I would love to see how this would do in real competition rather than an exhibition. The only way he could do that if the truck had a factory chassis. Formula D rules state that if you want to compete, the car has to be based on either a production RWD or AWD platform.