Video: Tanner Foust sets Team Hot Wheels jump record at Indy 500

Tanner Foust sets Team Hot Wheels record at Indy 500

Earlier today, during the ‘IZOD Presents Hot Wheels Fearless at the 500’ at the Indy 500, Tanner Foust successfully landed a ramp-to-ramp distant jump of 332 feet. The three-time X Games gold medalist smashed the previous world record by an impressive 31 feet at the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500.

“Fans witnessed not only a record-breaking jump today, but also an incredible childhood fantasy come to life which engaged multiple generations,” said Simon Waldron, vice president of marketing for Hot Wheels. “Hot Wheels has a deep and rich history in racing that spans over 40 years and there was no better global stage than the Indy 500 to create this once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Spectators at the Indy 500 watched as the masked mystery driver came down a 90 ft. ramp, suspended on a huge 10-story high door (100 feet tall) and flew across the infield of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Moments after the jump, Foust revealed himself as the mystery Team Hot Wheels Yellow Driver.

Check out the videos after the jump.

– By: Omar Rana