PRESS RELEASE August 22 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Carolyn Emery
Dr Danger, star and co-producer of the History Channel’s series, “American Daredevils,” returns to Jackson County Speedway in Maquoketa, Iowa, August 30, 2014, just over a year after a spectacular stunt went wrong, nearly ending his life.
“It’s the cost of doing business. And my business is danger,” said the lanky, charismatic daredevil, also known as Gregory E. Carpenter. “This will be my first stunt since I broke my back and ankle here last July. The people in Iowa are the best, and I can’t think of a better place to get back in the saddle.”
Last year’s stunt, jumping an ambulance off a 12ft ramp into a 50ft silo standing on its end, was featured on “American Daredevils.”
As he starts his 25th anniversary “Too Tough To Die Tour” as a professional stuntman, daredevil, and master of fire stunts that never fail to bring the crowd to its feet, Dr Danger is eager to get back to doing what he does best – entertaining his legion of fans and giving them a spectacular show they will be talking about for months to come.
“It’s been a tough recuperation, but the hardest part has been not being able to entertain. This is what I do, and I can’t wait to do it again!” says Carpenter, who, over the years, has worked as a dishwasher, mechanic, tow truck driver, and other odd jobs between stunt seasons just to make ends meet. “I’ve put it all on the line to hear the applause of the people in the stands and send them home with a proper dose of good old-fashioned American entertainment.”
“I am an entertainer,” he says, “Now I get to show my fans in Iowa what this daredevil is really made of. You don’t quit. You follow your dreams, no matter where they may lead.” Carpenter’s dreams have led him around the United States and to several countries, where his television show remains a huge hit.
Dr Danger’s stunts have been featured at small and large venues and events across the country and abroad for 24 years. His work has been featured in National Geographic, MTV’s Nitro Circus, CBS Sunday Morning, Fuel TV and more. Each show is custom- made for the venue and features performances ranging from fire stunts to massive multi-car crashes.
Jackson County Speedway – Saturday, August 30, 2014
1212 E Quarry St, Maquoketa, IA
Adults $15 – Seniors $12 – Children (13-17) $9 – 12 and under FREE