Off-road Racer Bryce Menzies Breaks Truck Jump Record
Congrats to Bryce Menzies for jumping his truck 379 feet and breaking the 332 ft. world record!
NBC aired a documentary Saturday on the project, entitled “Bryce Menzies New Frontier powered by Pennzoil® Synthetics”, that went more in-depth on the full story behind the journey.
Discount Tire is a proud sponsor of Menzies and his Pro 2 truck which was launched over the New Mexico ghost town.
For Bryce Menzies, 2016 has been a year of progression. While most of his career has been spent pushing limits in the world of offroad racing, for the last three years Menzies has been working to realize a dream, jumping his Pro2 truck to a world record distance.
With the help of Red Bull and Pennzoil, the puzzle pieces fell into place and the crew spent the last six months bringing the dream to life.
The crew started off with test jumps at an undisclosed location outside of San Diego about four months ago. Through the process, the crew did everything from adjust basic suspension settings to wind tunnel testing to find out what was slowing them down in the air.
While the process has been lengthy, it’s one Menzies says will push them further when they return to the track. “At the end of it with all the testing we’re doing it’s really going to help our team to better understand our truck.
It’s great to be going after the record, but at the end of the day I think this project is going to help us progress and win championships throughout the years.”
As the jump date began to close in, the crew converged on the ghost town to prepare for the ramps and truck for the death-defying feat. After a few days of testing the ramps, Bryce and his crew broke the distance world record with a jump of 379.4 feet, something Menzies describes as one of the greatest moments of his life.
With the record already broken, the crew continued to train in hopes of beating their record live on Red Bull TV, Aug. 27.