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Video: Recreating Ken Block's Gymkhana... in a Gulf-livery semi truck

Posted Apr 1st 2011 12:30PM

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Mike Ryan drifting semi
By Aaron Richardson

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 4,535-kg Big Daddy Freightliner. Check out all the action in HD splendor after the jump. Top tip, Jason!

[Source: YouTube]


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