• Dec 21, 2009
A little over a year ago a stunt driver named Chris Morena took a Dodge pickup off a dealer lot, installed a roll cage, racing seat and metal bracing for the bed, then used it to jump over a slew of cars and through two fireballs. He was only trying to go 134 feet. Instead, he went 193 feet and set a jumping distance record in a pickup.

Until a few days ago. That's when race driver Jonny Greaves took his closed-course 2WD racing truck and jumped 301 feet and happily remained alive to talk about it. Employing a bit of Back to the Future precision, calculations had worked out that his truck had to be the end of the jump ramp going 105.5 mph and, managing to hit that, he went exactly 301 feet. It isn't car launching, but it's now the mark to beat for 2WD trucks.

Just as impressive, Greaves had been doing practice runs that went as far as 200 feet before the record-setting attempt, and he nailed those as well. Perhaps Travis Pastrana, who's had slightly less luck on the run-up to his 270-foot New Year's Eve stunt, might want to give Greaves a ring.

[Source: Race Dezert]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      "Until a few days ago. That's when race driver Jonny Greaves took his closed-course 2WD racing truck and jumped 310 feet and happily remained alive to talk about it. Employing a bit of Back to the Future precision, calculations had worked out that his truck had to be the end of the jump ramp going 105.5 mph and, managing to hit that, he went exactly 301 feet."

      Don't you mean "and jumped 301 feet and happily" ?

      I'm mostly a lurker but still, that is blatant and confusing .
      • 5 Years Ago
      300 feet is a long way, but I am honestly more impressed by the other guy going 190 feet in a nearly-stock dodge pickup. That is insane. Pastrana better get to work.
      Bruce Mitchell
      • 5 Years Ago
      That cool, but did he split the uprights?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not really a fair comparison if the first guy did it in a stock Dodge pickup with a roll cage. This one is set up for jumping......still impressive though. But then so is jumping a stock truck 190 feet. Most I think I've ever managed was putting the old Horizon in a ditch (fell asleep...I think) and hitting about 8-10 car lengths (it's a short car). Landed on the wheels...got out...drove the heck outta there ASAP. No longer sleeping!! :-)
      • 5 Years Ago
      This would have been much more impressive had he done it in a '69 Charger painted orange with a Rebel flag on the roof, playing Dixie on its musical horns.