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Last March, Guerlain Chicherit attempted a world distance record jump with a car in Tignes, France. He wanted to beat Tanner Foust’s record, set in 2011 but ended up crashing very hard after reaching the launching platform at too much speed. In this GoPro video, Guerlain gives us context on his jump, we are able to see his practice jumps and finally, and with a lot of detail, we get to see his wreck in the world record attempt. 12 minutes long, but must see for gearheads.
Apdaly Lopez, from Tecate, B.C., Mexico, scored an impressive victory in X Games Austin’s Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race in front of a sun-scorched crowd and a live ABC network broadcast.
Lopez scored his second win of the season driving the RPM Motorsports/VisitMexico.com TRAXXAS truck one day after competing in his home country’s Baja 500 in Ensenada. Sheldon Creed in the TRAXXAS truck came in second with Robby Gordon driving the SPEED Energy/TRAXXAS truck came home third.
The 16-truck final race at the Circuit of the Americas was set by two 10-truck heat races where only the top-eight trucks advanced to the finals. The remainder of the top-10 trucks included Jerett Brooks in the RePlay XD/Synergy Electric truck in fourth, Scotty Steele in fifth, Keegan Kincaid in the TRAXXAS truck, Henrique Cisneros in the Momo/Gridstar Racing truck, Nick Baumgartner in the Loctite machine, Gavin Harlien in the Tonka truck and Arie Luyendyk Jr. in the Gunk machine rounding out the top 10.
Created in 2013 as a series featuring identically prepared 600 horse-power trucks racing on DOT-approved Toyo Tires, the series’ popularity is driven by the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks, off-road racing and the unique extreme-sport format of the trucks. The Traxxas-branded trucks are capable of launching more than 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet. Speeds in excess of 150 mph reached on long straights. What sets the program apart from other racing series is that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Races are decided by driver skill alone rather than individual team engineering and budgets. Drivers and their personal mechanics are assigned specific SST technicians who together tune and make minor adjustments to the trucks.
E.J. Viso completed a weekend sweep of three Menards Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS races, taking Sunday’s race in front of a massive audience at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Viso’s Momo/Gridstar truck dominated a weekend of thrilling truck racing.
“I am obviously starting to feel more comfortable with the truck,” Viso said. “It was a great weekend and a great track. This new series is going to be the next thing, it’s really catching on with the fans, sponsors and drivers. The trucks are very fun to drive and I had a blast. This is only my second opportunity in the trucks, and I hope there are many others. Now I am looking forward to X Games next weekend in Austin (Texas) which I am sure is going to be a different animal but I am ready for that challenge.”
Burt Jenner’s Gladiator truck led going to the final lap with Viso in close pursuit. Viso overtook Jenner in turn four of the 2.35-mile street circuit as the two went side by side through the 90-degree right hand corner. Viso and Jenner touched in close racing quarters, which moved Jenner out of the racing groove allowing Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s Quicken Loans truck and Robby Gordon’s Menards/TRAXXAS sponsored machine to move to second and third respectively, which is where they finished.
Jenner brought his truck home in fourth after leading much of the race.
Rochester Hills, Michigan’s Aaron Bambach, driving the BZ’s Twisted Blend/3deminsional.com truck followed up Saturday’s podium finish with a fifth-place drive, while the RPM/VisitMexico.com driver Apdaly Lopez finished sixth. Scotty Steele finished seventh after a second-place run Saturday, and TRAXXAS driver Keegan Kincaid rolled his truck for the second time on the weekend and was created with an eighth-place finish.
Four metal ramps were positioned throughout the course, with the trucks jumping as much as 15 feet in the air and more than 100 feet down course bringing cheers and gasps from the huge Belle Isle crowd.
The SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS series now moves to Austin, Texas and the ESPN X Games, marking the first time in series history that it will be featured in a live network television broadcast.
This coming Sunday, March 16, Toyo Tires will be a part of history as 2014 Team Toyo Dakar rally driver and professional skier Guerlain Chicherit attempts a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Longest car ramp jump. Chicherit plans to soar 360 feet (110 meters) in his specially constructed Monster Energy / Toyo Tires MINI equipped with Toyo Open Country M/T tires. The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title attempt will take place in the scenic resort of Tignes, France. The current record is 332 feet (101.19 meters) and was set on May 30, 2011, by former Team Toyo driver and two-time Formula Drift Champion Tanner Foust.
“Our tires have won championships in the desert and on the track,” said Amy Coleman, senior director of marketing, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “We are thrilled to now take them to the snow and support Guerlain in his GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title attempt to complete the world’s Longest car ramp jump. He is a proven champion and truly lives the all or nothing attitude embodied by our athletes and our tire owners.”
Toyo Open Country tires are known for their traction, durability, and uniformity. These qualities provide Chicherit with an added level of comfort as he prepares for the attempt this weekend.
“I have been a professional driver for 10 years now and I must say this is the first time I am so confident with my tires. When you drive fast in the Dakar race or when you make your car do incredible performances, you have to trust your tires 100-percent,” said Guerlain Chicherit. “In addition to top products, Toyo Tires and I share the same values and state of mind.”
An accomplished athlete and native of Tignes, Chicherit won the 2009 FIA Rallye Raid Championship and is a four-time Freeride Skiing World Champion. In February 2013, he performed a sensational back flip with his MINI in Tignes; the video of the feat has captured over four million views.
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Photo: Toyo Tires
We spoke with Chris Pfeiffer at Marriott Santiago Hotel while he was staying in Chile for BMW Motorrad Days. Pfeiffer is a world class stunt bike rider, that has a lot of experience and is known around the whole world for his tricks and stunts. He has performed at very important events, as the start of the Dakar Rally, the Race of Champions and international Auto and Moto Shows. This was his second time in Chile, the first time he visited us was in 2008, for Salón del Automóvil de Santiago.
In this interview we talk with Chris about his career, his favourite stunts, his experience in Chile, how is it to meet drivers and celebrities doing his stunts and more. Don’t miss it!
In front of over 15,000 fans, FMX riders Nick Franklin (New Zealand), Nick De Wit (South Africa) and Martin Koren (Czech Republic) performed spectacular tricks with jumps of more than 15 meters in height. Freestyle Motocross tricks left the audience astonished after the three riders showed off their courage and skills on the motorcycle. “In this sport your head plays a very important role. The psychological factor is what gives you the confidence to jump. However, people of Talcahuano encourage us to give them an awesome show and of course have an amazing time”, added De Wit.
Over the years, this variety of traditional Motocross impacts motorsports fans all over the world. The Red Bull X-Fighters World Series is the most important competition that unites the best FMX exponents to show their creativity and talent in different amazing locations. Although not every country can receive the World Tour, the best FMX riders travel through different countries showing their tricks and jumps through the air to thousand of exited people in the Red Bull X-Fighters Jams.
“This is our first time in Chile and we are very happy to finally be here to show people at Talcahuano a show like this” said Nick Franklin.
“Definitely a great day at Talcahuano where we gave the audience a time of real fun, specially after all they suffer with the Tsunami a few years ago”, assured Martin Koren after finishing the event, where the three riders proudly showed the best of their tricks wearing the Official Chilean Soccer Team shirt as a tribute to the local audience.
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Spaniard Dany Torres won the second round of Red Bull X-Fighters held at Dubai, with the magnificent background of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on Earth with 828 meters. Levi Sherwood from Britain and Thomas Pages from France completed the podium. Check out the sickest tricks from these rockstars in this video from Racing5.
On a snow setting in Tignes, France, Dakar rockstar Guerlain Chicherit shows the world why he’s one of the biggest motorsport daredevils, after he completes a full backflip with a modified car with a MINI John Cooper Works appearance.
Enjoy this magic clip!
Action sports legend Travis Pastrana will make the move to full-time NASCAR racing in 2013, drivingRoush Fenway’s No. 60 Ford Mustang in all 33 events on the NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule. Pastrana has made nine career Nationwide Series starts, including one for Roush Fenway last September at Richmond, where he qualified a career-high fifth and ran top-10 for much of the race en route to an acceptable 17th-place finish. His previous starts had been with Michael Waltrip Racing y RAB Racing, both times driving a Toyota Camry.
“I am extremely excited about making the move into full-time NASCAR competition in 2013 and equally thrilled to have the opportunity to make that move with Jack Roush and the team at Roush Fenway Racing,” said Pastrana, a four-time rally champion, motocross champion and multiple X Games gold medal winner. “I am very serious about making this move, running competitively and ultimately winning races in NASCAR. No team can claim the success in the Nationwide Series that Roush Fenway has, and I know driving an RFR Ford will provide me with the maximum opportunity to develop my skills behind the wheel of a stock car.”
Pastrana’s addition is huge for NASCAR. All three national series have been looking for rockstars, superstars that younger people can relate to. And when you talk Travis Pastrana, you’re talking about a guy that has done it all: Backflips in FMX, big jumps on rally cars, movies as Nitro Circus… Believe me, most kids know who Travis Pastrana is, and might have no idea who that Jimmie Johnson guy is.
Pastrana will team up with veteran NASCAR crew chief Chad Norris, who last worked with NASCAR superstar Carl Edwards on the Sprint Cup Series side.
“Travis is a champion,” said Roush Fenway co-owner Jack Roush, the cat in the hat. “It takes a great deal of drive and determination to reach that level of greatness in any field. He is serious about this move to NASCAR and we are committed to doing everything we can to see his career develop in NASCAR. We would certainly expect to see a great level of excitement brought to the table as he progresses within our sport.”
The No. 60 will be one of two full-time RFR Nationwide Series entries in 2013, with Pastrana being paired with Roush Fenway teammate and 2010 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne in the No. 6 Ford Mustang.
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