332 feet; that’s the in-flight distance that Team Hot Wheels Yellow Driver Tanner Foust covered this past weekend when he set a new world record at the Indianapolis 500. The stunt was performed this past Sunday before the running of the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 and featured a 10 story ramp that was constructed to look just like the old pieces of Hot Wheels tracks that we grew up with as kids.
“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. The three-time X Games gold medalist, host of Top Gear USA, two-time Formula Drift champion, and Hollywood stuntman also stated, “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.”
The jump is simply spectacular to watch and will help bring back some memories to all of us that grew up in the 1970’s with those long orange tracks covering our bedroom floors. Click through for the video.