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Things got a little western yesterday going after the record. Even with a 14 mph crosswind and landing a little sideways we did it! We hit 247 feet and got the record back!!! We’d been fighting wind and rain this entire week. The winds were gusting up to a 30 mph cross wind. Everyone was told I wasn’t hitting it because of the wind. But right as we they canceled it the wind died just enough for @gregggodfrey to give me a green light. As I was heading to the ramp I saw the flag pick back up from the wind. I almost lifted off the gas from it. I then thought well let’s see what happens and hit that skinny pedal. I ended up hitting it at 84 mph. The back kicks over to the left as I’m in the air. I dropped my driving stick and grabbed the wheel with both hands. I land and it kicks hard back to the right but I was able to counter steer out. What a ride!! Thank you everybody for the support! And thank you to @desert_speed_shock_tuning for dialing the car to fly perfectly flat! What an awesome event to be a part of!! @heavydsparks @the_diesel_dave @diesel.brothers @discovery @polarisrzr @hcrracing @methodracewheels @evo_powersports @sdrmotorsports @sparcousa @bfgoodrichtires @godfreytrucking @superatv_com @gavgodfrey @hans_smco @pgodfreyy @chansgodfrey @jswankers @courts_taylor @warfightermade and everyone else, thank you!!
There is an all-new world record for the furthest jump in a side-by-side, pushing the distance up to 247 feet.
The jump was performed by semi-paralyzed extreme athlete Tanner Godfrey, who made the run as part of the two-hour finale of the Diesel Brothers TV show.
The jump was made at the decommissioned Wendover Airfield outside Salt Lake City, Utah. “It’s evident I can fly better than I can walk,” said Godfrey after mastering the ramp. “When I took off, all I could think was hit it straight, hold on and hope for a clean landing. I can’t thank Discovery Channel, the Diesel Brothers and Polaris enough for the support.”
The RZR that Godfrey used was specially prepared with HCR suspension, BFG KM3 tires, Sparco racing seats and a SDR Motorsports roll cage.
Godfrey claimed the side-by-side jump world record back in 2013 with a 105-foot jump, then took it back again in 2015 with a 202-foot jump. So taking this record back is nothing new, and now Godfrey will have to wait until someone gets brave enough to try and beat it.
[Source: Tanner Godfrey Instagram]