MONSTER JAM BREAKS 6 GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TITLES
Authored by on August 6, 2020
RECORDS INCLUDE FASTEST SPEED IN A MONSTER TRUCK AND MOST MONSTER TRUCKS JUMPED BY A MONSTER TRUCK
Monster Jam®, the larger than life sport that leaves fans on the edge of their seats, has etched itself in the history books. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS®, the global authority in record-breaking, validated six official titles after successful attempts at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida.
Brother and sister duo Adam Anderson and Krysten Anderson from the “First Family of Monster Jam” each set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title. Adam broke the record for Most Monster Trucks Jumped by a Monster Truck, a record previously set by Colton Eichelberger at the 2019 Monster Jam World Finals™. Driving Megalodon®, Adam jumped 8 Monster Jam trucks, besting Eichelberger’s previous record by one truck. Krysten, the first and only female driver of Grave Digger®, set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for the Highest Jump in a Monster Truck. On her first and only attempt, she traveled 33.8 feet in the air, crushing the existing record by 12.5 feet.
Great Clips Mohawk Warrior® driver Bryce Kenny became the first person to break the 100mph barrier, setting the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for Fastest Speed in a Monster Truck with a speed of 100.31mph. Kenny is no stranger to speed, having previously competed with the IHRA driving a top fuel dragster at speeds up to 300mph.
12-time Monster Jam World Finals® Champion, Tom Meents, traveled 209 feet to earn the record of the Longest Nose Wheelie in a Monster Truck. Balancing on the front two tires of Max-D™, Meents broke the previous record of 50.85 feet. Sadly, though his fifth attempt traveled more than 600 feet, it was disqualified from record contention because all four tires did not land on the ground.
Bari Musawwir became the holder of two separate GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS titles: Most Donuts in One Minute in a Monster Truck and Most Consecutive Donuts in a Monster Truck. Driving the Zombie™ Monster Jam truck and staying within a 77-foot circle, Musawwir completed 44 donuts (spins) in one minute and 58 consecutively, beating the existing records of 41 for both. More than 100 donuts were performed across four attempts before proving successful.
Todd LeDuc attempted a seventh GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title, aiming to be the first and only driver to complete a forward momentum double backflip in a monster truck. The stunt took weeks to develop, with no fewer than 12 practice attempts by two different drivers. On his first record attempt, the Monster Energy® Monster Jam truck engine blew, causing the truck to complete a single rotation. On-site technicians worked tirelessly and swiftly to swap the motor so that LeDuc could try one more time. Unfortunately, this attempt also proved futile, as the truck only completed 1.5 rotations before landing into a pit of cars.
RECORDS BY THE NUMBERS
for a Monster Truck
The fastest speed for a Monster Truck is 161.433 km/h (100.31 mph) and was achieved by Bryce Kenny driving Great Clips Mohawk Warrior (USA) in Bradenton, Florida, USA, on 24 June 2020.
MOST MONSTER JAM TRUCKS JUMPED
by a Monster Truck
The most Monster Trucks jumped by a Monster Truck is 8, and was achieved by Adam Anderson (USA) driving Megalodon, at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida, USA, on 25 June 2020.
HIGHEST RAMP JUMP
by a Monster Truck
The highest ramp jump by a Monster Truck is 10.3 m (33 ft 9.6 in) and was achieved by Krysten Anderson (USA) driving Grave Digger in Bradenton, Florida, USA, on 25 June 2020.
MOST CONSECUTIVE DONUTS (Spins)
in a Monster Truck
The most consecutive donuts (spins) in a Monster Truck is 58 and was achieved by Bari Musawwir (USA) driving Zombie in Bradenton, Florida, USA, on 25 June 2020.
LONGEST STOPPIE (Nose Wheelie)
on a Monster Truck (Distance)
The longest stoppie (nose wheelie) on a Monster Truck (distance) is 63.77 m (209 ft 2.64 in) and was achieved by Tom Meents (USA) driving Max-D in Bradenton, Florida, USA, on 25 June 2020.
MOST DONUTS (Spins)
in a Monster Truck
The most donuts (spins) in a Monster Truck in one minute is 44 and was achieved by Bari Musawwir (USA) driving Zombie in Bradenton, Florida, USA, on 25 June 2020.
The record-breaking stunts were featured on Discovery Channel’s Diesel Brothers: Monster Jam Breaking World Records, which aired Saturday, August 8, and featured Heavy D and Diesel Dave.