Monster Jam champ just misses out on Guinness World Record


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Eleven-time Monster Jam champ Tom Meents has had to get creative to win that many competitions and this time was no different. He and his Max-D team did the math and figured out a way to to flip the massive truck forward and land on all four tires.

However, Meents just missed establishing a new Guinness World Records. Although Meents completed a full forward rotation, he bounced into an over-rotation so that his front tires did not hit the ground, as required by the Guinness World Record guidelines.

According to months of research, Max-D's 1,500-horsepower engine needed to hit 6,200 RPMs on the 250-foot approach to ensure the truck was properly launched off the 88-degree kicker ramp. Meents and his team used a specially fabricated mechanical ramp designed to flip the truck through the air in a forward 360-degree rotation.

 

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