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Ivan "IRONMAN" Stewart
Ivan, famous for his off-road racing success, is the driver
of the Toyota Desert Truck. With 26 years of off-road racing under his
belt, Ivan Stewart joined the Toyota Precision Preparation, Inc. team in
1983 and went on to help Toyota dominate in both desert and stadium racing.
Stewart's legendary racing career includes 82 career victories and 10 driver's
championships. His wins include 17 Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group
stadium series events, 15 Baja 500s, eight Mint 400s, four Parker 400s,
four SCORE World Championships and two Baja 1000s.
Stewart's love for racing began in high school when he began riding dune buggies.
In 1973, he began working with Bill Hryko's off-road buggie. Serving as a co-driver,
Stewart finaly got his chance when Hrynko broke his leg prior to an event. Stewart
went on to win his first race and a driving legend was born. His popularity inspired the creation of "Super Off Road"
video games developed by Nintendo and Sega, and "Off-Road Challenge", created by Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.,
was based on his participation in the SCORE Trophy-Truck Series.