WATCH: Godfrey resets semi-truck jump record at 166 feet
Gregg Godfrey reset the record for the longest semi-truck jump ever at 166 feet at Evel Knievel Days in Butte, Mont., on Friday.
The 2007 Baja 1000 winner had set the record for the longest semi-truck ramp jump at 50 feet in 2008. In 2014, EMC and the Lotus F1 team went one step further, jumping a semi 83 feet over a moving Formula One car.
There was no Formula One car involved here but, as proven thanks to the public on hand recording the event from the streets, Godfrey’s latest attempt stands as an epic stunt on its own:
Got the record at a 160ft. I meant to only go 140. So stoked for @tgodfrey155 for go over 200ft in his @polarisrzr thanks to everyone for your support @godfreyclan @fox @polarisrzr @hcrracing @alpinestars @husqvarna_usa @mcboatcompany @official_evel_knievel @mastercraftthrowdown @gavgodfrey455 @ethenroberts @prgodfrey255 @chansgodfrey @kynliegodfrey @megsgodfrey @skinnypete155
A video posted by Nitro Muscle Hampster (@gregggodfrey) on
Tonight at @evelknieveldays 3 New World Records were set and THE LEGEND LIVES ON! Gregg Godfrey just brought Evel Knievel Days to a whole new level. Special thanks to @gregggodfrey, the entire @godfreyclan, Godfrey Trucking, Godfrey family & Hubert Rowland @nitrorednekhubert and Butte Silver Bow for the most SPECTACULAR world record stunt #ButteMT has ever seen at #EKD15 !!! #EvelKnievel #godfreyclan #godfreyproof #MasterCraft #Polaris #Fox #FoxShocks Video by Marty Cox #406
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