Pikes Peak Champion Mike Ryan Taking On Baja 1000!! North Hollywood, CA- Mike Ryan, veteran Hollywood stunt driver, founding member of Driver's Inc, owner of Picture Vehicles Unlimited and current champion in the big rig class at the Pikes Peak...
Pikes Peak Champion Mike Ryan Taking On Baja 1000!!
North Hollywood, CA- Mike Ryan, veteran Hollywood stunt driver, founding member of Driver's Inc, owner of Picture Vehicles Unlimited and current champion in the big rig class at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will attempt victory at the Tecate Score Baja 1000 race November 15-18, 2006.
Known as the most dangerous race in the world, the 1,017.31 mile race course begins in Ensenada, Baja California and finishes in La Paz, Mexico. 200,000 plus spectators are expected to be in attendance. Officially started in 1967, this world famous desert race averages nearly 350 entries from 30 states and dozens of countries. Mechanical failures, vehicle rollovers, and booby traps created by local spectators for entertainment value are all part of the challenge. Less than half of the racers finish the course.
Mike will be racing the Ivan Stewart Ford Pro Truck #266 as a member of the Chris Miller racing team. Joining Mike and Chris is another veteran Hollywood stunt driver and member of Drivers Inc., Brent Fletcher. Chris Miller Racing has competed in a total of 3 races in which 2 were won. With this type of record and the combination of two Hollywood stunt drivers, it's sure to be a winning team!
For the third year , NBC will broadcast a one hour TV special that airs on December 10th 2006 at 11:30 PST. The race will also be telecast worldwide on ESPN International and shot in high-definition for distribution on HD cable network. Spyglass entertainment is producing a full length feature film and will have second unit personnel in attendance
On July 1st of this year, Mike set his 6th new record in the big rig class at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with a new world record of 12.43.66. If you missed the race you can still catch all the excitement on The Outdoor Channels broadcast on December 16, 2006. Next year's race will be held on July 21 and will once again air on a major network. www.ppihc.com
To learn more about Mike Ryan Motorsports, stunt services and sponsorship opportunities visit www.fastrucks.com