Racing, motorcycles, fast cars and living life on the edge exemplifies professional stuntman and racer Greg Tracy. As one of the top stuntmen in Hollywood, Greg has been doing the stunts for movies and commercials since 1991, with stunts in blockbuster movies such as: Talladega Nights, GI Joe, Wanted, The Bourne Ultimatum, Fast and Furious, and The Avengers. One of the best in Hollywood, Greg Tracy, won the elite World Stunt Award for his work in The Bourne Ultimatum.
Even as his stunt career was taking off, that wasn’t enough excitement. Greg decided that he needed to race in one of the most extreme racing events in the world – The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Pikes Peak is not for the faint of heart. It is the 2nd oldest motorsports event in the US behind the Indy 500 and the course has 156 harrowing turns with drop offs that fall thousands of feet down sheer rock cliffs. Pikes Peak is known for “no guardrails” and takes racers up one of the most difficult terrains to race 12.4 miles to the Summit.
Greg Tracy has conquered Pikes Peak and is a 6 time Champion – having wins in the motorcycle division for both BMW and Ducati. Greg Tracy’s 2nd win for Ducati was so key that Ducati created a motorcycle after him, the “Ducati Multistrada – Pikes Peak Edition” and has proven to be one of Ducati’s top sellers. Greg has also won the Baja 1000 and has gone over 210 mph on a motorcycle at the Bonneville Salt Flats during several World Record Attempts.
Because of Greg Tracy’s firsts in motorsports, Rod Millen, asked Greg to race at the 2012 Leadfoot Festival. Greg would go on to clock top ten times at the annual event, even against world class cars when racing on a motorcycle. Greg Tracy would have the fastest times on a motorcycle at set new records for his class on the course.
Greg Tracy epitomizes the statement of “if you don’t risk anything, you risk everything”. Mr. Tracy’s life has been centered around going fast and doing some sort of stunt – to go faster than somebody else, to do it better than somebody else – well, that is Greg Tracy. There is also a saying that “the apple does not far from the tree” and that is also true with Greg. He was born into a racing family.
His father, Terry Tracy, attempted to be the first person to go over 100mph on a waterski at Marine Beach in Long Beach, CA. Seemed like a good idea at the time but the ski rope was touching the hot engine, the rope burned through and sent Terry crashing and tumbling through the water like a rag doll at speeds over 125mph. Grandma and Grandpa were also known to be risk takers. Grandma was a World Speed Skiing competitor and Grandpa raced: boats, motorcycles, dune buggies and whatever else had an engine and he could get his hands on it.
Greg Tracy has always been pursuing his dreams as a racer. He was riding motorcycles at 3 years old, began racing at 11 and turned professional at 15. During his first season of Supercross racing, Greg Tracy, broke both his neck and back on two different occasions. After 7 years and 30+ broken bones, Greg transitioned his racing to Karts and Cars. From 1987 to 1990 he raced professional Go Karts, winning multiple championship races and competing internationally. Greg transitioned to Formula Cars, racing in the USAC Formula 2000 Championship, won several races and was the USAC Rookie of the Year. In 1992 he won the “Night Before the 500” in Indianapolis. In 1993 at the same race, a motor failure caused a huge crash which broke both cheeks, his nose, bruised his brain and left him wanting to win the next race. He continued racing formula cars through the mid 90’s winning many Championship races and also raced the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1996.
Greg Tracy is proud, excited and feels very fortunate to be part of the Hot Wheels Family.
Check out Greg Tracy’s blog which receives more than 700,000 page views monthly – My Life at Speed.com (http://www.mylifeatspeed.com) and check out the first iPhone 4 Action Adventure Short Viral for Ducati – Directed and Featuring Greg Tracy:
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