If you weren’t in Downtown LA this weekend, you missed a hella show. TauBu sends major props to XGames champs Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy for setting a new world record with the Hot Wheels Double Loop Dare.
It’s the very feat you dreamed about when you were a punk kid launching your die-cast Hot Wheels cars off the mad configurations you set up with your bright orange bendy tracks. This Saturday, that Hot Wheels dream tore into reality at 60mph with 7Gs of force. That’s what it took for Faust and Tracy to make sure they didn’t end up part of a twisted metal-and-bone heap on the bottom of the loop that measured roughly the same size as a six-story building.
If anybody was gonna pull off this madness, it was Foust and Tracy. Foust is a three-time X-Games Gold medalist and two-time Formula Drift champ who last year landed a world record breaking distance jump at the Indianapolis 500 and drove the General Lee in the movie adaptation of The Dukes of Hazzard. And Tracy is a six-time Pikes Peak champion and one of Hollywood’s top stuntmen. You’ve seen his crazy behind-the-wheels skills in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Bourne Ultimatum and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
If you couldn’t make to LA this weekend and missed the live broadcast, you’re in luck. Pop the top off a can of your favorite TauBu beer flavor and prepare to be jealous.