Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New World Record for Longest Semi-Truck Jump

Daredevil Gregg Godfrey jumped his semi-truck 166 feet to set a new world record and beat the previous record by more than 100 feet during the festivities at Evel Knievel Days in Butte, Montana. The old record for a semi-truck jump was a mere 62 feet.

Godfrey was originally going to jump his semi over Evel Knievel's extra-long 'Red Hauler' truck, but organizers couldn't fit the iconic vehicle between the two ramps.

In order to complete the jump  Godfrey planned to get the nine-ton truck up to 70 miles per hour.  After landing successfully, he said: 'I hit so hard, I think I'm concussed. I don't think I'm all there.' About 2,000 people turned out to watch the stunts and some of them shot video.

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