Rally car driver Tanner Foust, and Hollywood stuntman Greg Tracy, set a world record Saturday by driving two Hot Wheels all-wheel-drive advance rally spec coupe cars through the 66-foot tall Hot Wheels Double Loop Dare track at X Games LA.
After finishing first through the loop in the Team Green car, and making the jump into the finish ahead of Foust, Greg Tracy said: “That was absolutely the coolest thing I’ve ever done. It was a handful trying to land it and get it slowed down. I knew Tanner was right behind me and I was just hoping we weren’t going to tangle before we got to the end.”
The track, two football fields long, was modelled on Mattel’s Hot Wheels Double Dare Snare toy racetrack set. Foust and Tracy smashed the previous record for the largest loop in a car, set at 42 feet in September 2011 by Chinese driver Li Yatao in a Lotus 5 Sportback for Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile Co., Ltd. in Shanghai.
“The moment when it’s go time, the heart rate slows down, the adrenaline goes away and it’s a matter of letting it happen,” Foust said.
Foust and Tracy hit 52 mph in the track and experienced approximately 7Gs going through the loop. Foust, a three-time X Games gold medalist, will be looking to add to his collection in Sunday’s RallyCross final at X Games LA, the third of five stops on the 2011 Global RallyCross tour.
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