Mon Oct 14 2013 14:30:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Pro Racer and Hollywood Stuntman, Mike Ryan, annually accepts the challenge of wrestling his purpose built Freightliner Cascadia up the Pikes Peak Auto Road. Mike Ryan has driven numerous trucks to 13 Pikes Peak Hill Climb Championships and records out of 16 races and continues to push the boundaries of his truck and the limits of the mountain.This year 2013in Colorado Springs. This year Mike came prepared with a whole army from Banks Engineering with a new 8.3L Supercharger feeding a monster 110mm Borg Warner turbo putting out a massive 5000 ft pounds of torque, to get the truck up the mountain like a jet. the noise is INCREDIBLE!!
Drifting a high horsepower 3,000 pound sports car...easy.
Try it in a 10,000 pound purpose built Semi Truck....not so easy.
This video feature shows the amazing talent and commitment it takes to pilot a 10,000 lbs. Semi Truck with 2500 twin charged horsepower up an extremely steep and narrow mountain road.