Ryan made the list for the 2019 Impact Awards in the Desert Racing Category for his win in the inaugural SCORE Baja 400. The race was close, with the first six trucks crossing the line within two minutes of each other. Ryan comes from a family of desert racers. His father, Frank ‘Butch’ Arciero Jr, will be inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame this year. The late Bob Gordon, also a Hall of Famer, was one of Ryan’s mentors and co-drivers. Ryan also credits Ivan Stewart, another Hall of Famer, for his guidance. Ryan’s win in the 400 gives him the pole position at the upcoming SCORE Baja 1000. “We have to beat Baja before anything else, Ryan said in a recent interview, “If we beat Baja, I guarantee you we’re going to beat the competition.”
Ryan was the voters choice in 2018.