Fury on Pikes Peak: A Sasquatch Versus Danny George Drift Chase

Article by Travis Wolcott (SalfaRomeaab). Video courtesy of Hankook Tire USA.

Motorsports and Sasquatch. When you think of one, the other immediately comes to mind. The two have been joined at the hip literally since this documentary shattered our understanding of the legendary hairy monster. Sasquatch is real, he can drift and he's after Danny George.

Who's Danny George? Danny is our hero on a quest to compete at the second oldest motorsports event in the United States: the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The video starts with a dire warning from a passer-by to watch out for the dangers of the mountain.

Our Danny isn't afraid of Sasquatch, or he doesn’t believe. At first. During a run up the mountain in his Miata, he catches a glimpse of the two monsters determined to torment him. It starts to mess with his head. His competitors think he's crazy, and he tries to put it in the back of his mind and focus on the task at hand. The mountain alone is a worthy adversary. Only a man with nerves of steel could possibly hope to overcome the 14,110-feet-peak and the wrath of anything with feet that big.

As he sets off, his nemeses spring into action uncovering their chase vehicle, a drift prepped 240SX Coupe. It's a widely believed fact that a Sasquatch helped develop chassis settings for Nissan in the '90s. Quickly they slide their way past Danny, throwing a stick large enough to completely disable his V8 Miata. Even his protective suit and helmet are no match for the Sasquatch's overwhelming physical strength. They run him down and drag him into the woods. Never to be heard from again. This all really happened.

You will be missed Danny George. Whoever you are.


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Travis Wolcott (SalfaRomeaab)

I grew up in Stuart, FL and began racing when I was just 14 in go karts and began competing in endurance karting events. From there I trained in Formula cars with Skip Barber Racing Schools and won my first race in a Formula Dodge from pole. I graduated from Jensen Beach High School and moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder. My first full season in a sports car came in 2010 with GO 4 IT Racing Schools when I claimed a National Championship in SCCA Club Racing in the Rocky Mountain Division in Showroom Stock B, setting 3 lap records, one of which still stands today at Miller Motorsports Park. In 2011, I raced two Spec M3 races, winning both of those from pole position. This year marked my introduction into professional racing in a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI in the Pirelli World Challenge with Emich Volkswagen and 3ZERO3 Motorsports. I claimed two podium finishes from my first two professional events at two unfamiliar tracks working with renowned racers, Robb Holland and Gary Sheehan. In December 2012 I won my class at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. My ultimate, personal racing goal is to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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