World Record Semi Truck Jump at Evel Knievel Days

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Semi trucks aren’t known for their ability to handle jumps and get a lot of air, but the amount of hang time this one gets is impressive. This truck is actually going for the world record in jumping distance for a semi. Based on how far away the two dirt ramps are, this would be a tall order for any kind of vehicle, let alone a semi that weighs about 10,000 or 15,000 pounds. If he doesn’t make it, the stuntman better be prepared to get a windshield full of dirt and some serious whiplash from crashing into the side of the landing ramp. You can see that there’s a huge crowd gathered to see this event, and they are about to have some serious excitement.

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Evel Knievel Days

This crazy jump took place in July of 2015 at the annual Evel Knievel Days in Butte, Montana. The event celebrates the legendary daredevil with exciting stunts and races over the course of 3 days. In addition to motorcycles being prominent at the event, spectators also get to watch people participate in extreme biking, skateboarding, and wakeboarding events. Attempts at world records are a constant occurrence at this event that honors Butte’s most famous resident. I don’t know about you, but I think this sounds like a great way to spend a few days.

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The Previous World Record

Gregg Godfrey was the daredevil looking to break the semi-truck jump record at the 2015 Evel Knievel Days. The record distance between the ramps was an amazing 166 feet. That distance would shatter the previous record of 83 feet that was set in 2008 when the Lotus F1 team jumped a semi truck over a moving Formula One car. While there’s no other vehicle in play for this stunt, the fact that the jump is twice as long makes it just as dramatic, if not more so. As you can see, the ramps go up to a height of about 20 feet, so you’re about to see some awesome hang time if all goes according to plan.

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