After a crash that nearly totaled our Freightliner race truck here at Pikes Peak last year during qualifying, the Mike Ryan Motorsports Team is back and our Freightliner race truck is better than ever.

Wednesday’s practice went well, but we weren’t getting the power we were accustomed. Same situation on Thursday, so the crew switched out our experimental VGT Turbo and problem solved, the truck is turning in record segment times and we are now ready for Sunday’s race.

Photo by Kenneth Stouffer for My Life at SPEED

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Racers always promote their sponsors and crew and I’m no different, but this time it is more real than ever, due to their willingness to support the nearly 9-month reconstruction of the truck. Please consider their products and services and thank them for what they do for us!

Mike Ryan in the 2015 Freightliner
Mike Ryan in the 2015 Freightliner

Thank you Freightliner, Castrol Oil, Detroit Diesel, ZF, Bendix, Triumph Motorcycles, Michelin Tires, Accuride wheels, Meritor Drive-Train, Fluidyne radiators and coolers, Howe Steering, Aurora Bearing Design Engineering, Race-Keeper, Impact Safety Equipment, DJ Safety, Creative Graphic Service, Mastercraft, K&N Filters, JEM FX Motorsports, ConMet, Fuel Safe, King Shocks, RS Metal Fabrication, Snow Performance, Air-Tabs,, Pikes Peak International Raceway,  The Dillon Motel and the many others whose products make this one of the winningest race trucks in the US.

Thank you Randy Simmons and his family, Eric Matuschek, Cary McCall, Elia Popov and his staff at JEM FX, Woody Savage and the folks he brought to help, Rob & Kim Ball, Wesley Cayton, George James, Serg Korchinskiy, Cody Taylor, Mike McHorse, Steve Bidlack, Mike Zenone, John McCrory, Steve Hoelscher, Matt Snow, Nick Cress, Kris Ryan, Robbie Pierce, Eric Rivera, The Bob Boileau Family, The David Duff Family, The Greg Dreyer and George Fisher Families and all the organizers and volunteers of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

All the Best,


Mike Ryan's 2015 Frieghtliner
Mike Ryan’s 2015 Frieghtliner
Early Morning Practice - Photo by Nick Cress
Early Morning Practice – Photo by Nick Cress