UPDATE: Team Hot Wheels Sets New World Record for Longest Jump

Managing to accomplish what they have had in mind for while now, Team Hot Wheels wowed the spectators at the “IZOD Presents Hot Wheels Fearless at the 500” event yesterday, as Tanner Foust successfully landed a ramp-to-ramp distance jump of 332 feet (101m).

In fact, Foust is a three-time X Games gold medalist and professional stunt driver, who has smashed the previous world record by no less than 31 feet (9m) at the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500.

“Fans witnessed not only a record-breaking jump today, but also an incredible childhood fantasy come to life which engaged multiple generations,” said Simon Waldron, vice president of marketing for Hot Wheels. “Hot Wheels has a deep and rich history in racing that spans over 40 years and there was no better global stage than the Indy 500 to create this once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Prior to the attempt, Fous was introduced to the audience as the mystery Team Hot Wheels Yellow Driver. The (then) masked mystery driver sped down a 90-feet (27m) ramp, suspended on an enormous 10-story high door (100 feet/30m tall) and flew across the infield of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“As a kid playing with Hot Wheels I could only dream of experiencing something as outrageous as a life-sized V-Drop track set, and today it became reality,”
said Tanner Foust, Team Hot Wheels Yellow Driver. “There’s a lot that goes into being on Team Hot Wheels and the training and testing leading up to the jump gave me the confidence needed to push the mechanical and mental limits of the challenge and land the world-record title.”

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