Update: Tanner Godfrey smashes UTV distance jumping record
We spoke to this semi-paralyzed maniac last week about his preparations for attempting a new UTV jumping world distance record in his Polaris RZR – and on Monday, Tanner delivered, eclipsing the target mark by more than 20 feet.
On a live Diesel Brothers event broadcast by Discovery, Godfrey and his newly-welded driving stick (he pokes the pedals with a stick because he doesn't have control over his feet) put in an enormous 247-foot jump, claiming the world record for the third time. Battling heavy crosswinds, he was forced to land the RZR pretty badly crossed-up, but managed to steer it to safety.
At the same event, Todd LeDuc completed the world's first forward-momentum backflip in a monster truck, also landing super sideways, and Heavy D jumped a monster truck over an aeroplane in flight. Lots of big, noisy fun.