Make sure you have plenty of lives going into it. If you have at least a decent grasp on the controls, it shouldn't take that long. I haven't done the Ghost Ship daredevil mission yet, so i can't say how hard it is. But it took me 10 of the 15 lives I had at the time to get through the Major Burrows Daredevil Run, but it took me one shot to get through the Topman Tribe Returns Daredevil Run. All I have to say is keep working, and you'll beat it in good time.