Baja 1000 racer Adrian Cenni put on a show at the pre-race "contingency" in Ensenada, Mexico, performing what is claimed to be the first 360-degree barrel roll in front of a live audience - he isn't called "The Wildman" for nothing. But the claim isn't true, as Rob Dyrdek did a barrel roll in a Chevrolet Sonic, and a few others have completed the difficult stunt over the years. Perhaps this is the first 360-degree barrel roll in a truck...

The launch ramp was specially designed for barrel rolls, and it functions in two stages: the first part of the ramp launches the truck, while the second part – only on the left side – is there to initiate the barrel roll when the truck is midair. We imagine the stunt required extreme precision from Cenni, and we're just glad he pulled it off without injuring himself or the precariously close spectators - especially so soon after the fatal monster truck accident in Chihuahua, Mexico last month.

Head on below to watch the video, and pay attention to the launch to see how Cenni launches off the ramp.


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      Cool Disco Dan
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you are dumb enough to stand that close and something goes wrong you kinda deserve it for being so stupid. We protect people from themselves far too much.
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      ... on purpose? I'm sure it's been done impromptu...
      Cool Disco Dan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Also AMC did it better decades ago.
        jmchladek
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cool Disco Dan
        Indeed, that AMC barrel roll done in the Astro Dome was also the basis for the stunt done by an AMC Hornet in the James Bond film "The Man with the Golden Gun". The ramp design and car roll rates were calculated by a computer at the time (a very new thing). The Bond producers heard about the stunt and got the team who did it to duplicate it in Thailand for the film (wish they didn't add that stupid cartoon sound effect to it though). Apparently there is a secret to pulling off that stunt which no one since that time as been quite able to duplicate.
          bootsnchaps60
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jmchladek
          Agreed, great effect but the sound effect was dumb. The Hornet hatchback was a great car.
        TIMMAH!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cool Disco Dan
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trJocyjCBzo
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      Kuro Houou
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow that has to be the stupidest place to do that kind of thing, the sides are lined with spectators! I remember the last monster truck video in Mexico, killed like 5 people.. Guess they don't care about safety down there.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kuro Houou
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        Ben Mathis
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kuro Houou
        But it's just not as fun without stupid people around
      E85 450HP Forester
      • 1 Year Ago
      looks very safe, idiots organizers.
      jonnybimmer
      • 1 Year Ago
      What's with the "That's not a truck" comments? Where are you folks whenever any Baja or Stadium racing happens? Upset because there's some tubing and it's missing a bed? Sounds like half the Rangers/Tacomas driven around the streets over in my old offroading-crazy town. Get over yourselves and enjoy a video of a some guy doing a barrel roll.
      bullitt2605
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am going to do this in a bus. Anyone know where I can get a plastic bus body?
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