Menzies launched his 900 horsepower, 500 lb.-ft torque two-wheel drive Pro 2 short course truck over a frontier ghost town located in Sante Fe, New Mexico. The result? A mind-boggling new world record of 379.4 feet, which in practical terms is WAY longer than a football field. Wow.
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"I had the idea for this jump because it's just something that I've always wanted to do. Ever since I was a kid, I've loved jumping things -- dirt bikes, buggies, whatever," said Menzies. "And as an adult, I've really wanted to see how far I could jump my race truck."
An engineering masterpiece built to launch a big hunk of metal into the sky.
We all know that this kind of thing never happens without sponsors, as does Bryce. "We race all the time, but we never get to come play on jumps like this, so it's awesome that Red Bull and Pennzoil are behind me and making this whole thing possible."
As they wrapped up the final stages of training Menzies experienced a crash. While the truck sustained severe damage, Menzies was able to walk away from the crash. He was taken to a local hospital, diagnosed with a broken shoulder and released the same day.
“I’m extremely happy with the outcome,” he said, “We broke a world record, which is incredible, we went 379 feet flying a truck. This has been my dream and to see it come to life was surreal – it was one of the greatest moments of my life. I’m so glad I did it. I came away with a broken shoulder, that’s not bad at all, and I’m just glad I’m in the record books.”