New ‘Ice Road’ premiers June 3 sans Kelly, Sieber

| May 22, 2012

Canadian IRT drivers Rick Yemm, Hugh Rowland and Alex Debogorski will drive the ice roads in Manitoba in the upcoming season.

The sixth season of the History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers series is set to start Sunday, June 3. Absent this season are the popular Lisa Kelly and last season’s famed rookie Maya Sieber.

The all-male cast includes IRT veterans Hugh Rowland, Rick Yemm, Alex Debogorski and Jack Jessee, and they’ll take on show newcomers Darrell Ward, Austin Wheeler and Ron Mangum.

Last season, the Americans took on the Dalton Highway in Alaska, while the Canadian drivers handled the ice roads of Manitoba.

In the coming season, it looks as though they’ll do the same, and, according to a History Channel promo, “oil exploration is at an all-time high, and Carlile drivers are preparing for the business season in Dalton history,” adding the drivers will try to make it past Prudhoe Bay and head into remote oil fields in the North Slope.

In Manitoba, though, warmer weather has made the roads “barely passable,” History says, “and every driver will be forced to battle the thinnest ice the winter roads have ever seen.”

Episodes will air Sundays 9 p.m. ET/PT and 8 p.m. CT during the summer.

  • Marty Marsh

    I had to quit watching because Lane the boss at Carlile said that they had the best truck drivers in the world up there,LMAO that was more than I could stand.Then you have them 2 young guys that go out with the new drivers and treat them like they are rookies even though they have twice the experience,Hugh and Alex will drive rings around both of them.Not to mention all of the phony stuff that goes on just because it is on TV.Then you had that one clown that they rehired after he wrecked a truck and he was having problem with the other rookie the put the truck in the snow bank.The guy that wrecked the truck got pissed off because he couldn’t get around the snow bank driver pulling Atigon,so he calls in on him.Yes,the best truck drivers in the world. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.