Tanner Foust, a pro stunt driver and X Games gold medalist, made history this past weekend at the Indianapolis 500 with a 332-foot ramp-to-ramp jump in a modified Pro2-style four-wheel-drive truck. Foust had no problem breaking the existing record behind the wheel of his 850-horsepower truck -- he crushed the previous world record by 31 feet.
"It was an awesome feeling," said Tanner Foust of his feat. "I always wanted to do something that broke new ground." Foust completed the Indianapolis 500 jump as a part of Team Hot Wheels; the ramp was even designed to look like the toy company's iconic ramps. Team Hot Wheels is an all-new race crew comprised of professional drivers that take part in zany, death-defying stunts.
Simon Waldron, the vice president of Hot Wheels, told ESPN that the move to create Team Hot Wheels was intended to capture an older audience who perhaps grew up playing with Hot Wheels' die-cast cars.
The 332-Foot Tanner Foust Indianapolis 500 Jump is Ridiculous
Marissa Brassfield — May 31, 2011 — Autos