Performance driving legend Rhys Millen, takes over for Townsend Bell, joining former Le Mans racer Justin Bell as they go head-to-head in the high performance Lexus RC F in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in season three of the driving adventure show Shut Up And Drive.
Fans voted online for Rhys and Justin to test their speed and skills on this remote yet stunning road – living vicariously through these two drivers. Flanked by picturesque canyons for at least 15 miles, Highway 141 hugs the Dolores River and is tantamount to driving at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
Highway 141 is secluded, save for the Gateway Canyons Resort, which is about a 30 minute drive and edges the Colorado / Utah border. It was founded by Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks and was ranked the #12 Best Resort in the World by Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards. The scenery is idyllic; the sky vast and clear, the rock formations splendid and the driving makes it a true destination for auto-enthusiasts.
There’s a dedicated Baja pro trophy truck racing course as part of the resort, where guests can get a ride along or learn to drive the road themselves; there’s a fleet of luxury and exotic cars available for rent on site for the spectacular driving, and there’s an auto museum showcasing the Hendrix families impressive private collection of about 50 classic American cars.
The episode premieres on Sunday, May 3rd 3:30pm ET on Fox Sports 1, with several repeat airings through the rest of the month.