Nitrous Laden Semi Goes Drifting Gymkhana Style: Video

April 27, 2011
Semi truck goes drifting video

Semi truck goes drifting video

Drifting is a relatively new form of motorsport where the driver intentionally over steers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels through turns, while maintaining vehicle control and a high exit speed. It usually involves cars with a low center of gravity, light to moderate weight and plenty of power to keep the tires spinning.

This video, however, shows that drifting can be achieved in all kinds of vehicles, including a full-size semi truck. Oh, and to make sure it has enough power there are a couple of nitrous oxide tanks (NOS) strapped to the back.

Behind the wheel is racer and stunt car driver Mike Ryan, who has previously driven this 10,000 pound purpose built semi to 12 Pikes Peak Hill Climb Championships as well as the original Gymkhana location at El Toro Marine Base in California.

Go ahead and click play now.

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