World record jump holders astonished by Monster Truck attempt

Aug 28, 2013, 19:02 ET from Wheel Pros

COLUMBUS, Pa., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe Sylvester Motorsports will attempt a world-record jump this weekend in the Bad Habit monster truck. In a video teaser released today, previous record setters Travis Pastrana, Robbie Maddison and Tanner Foust are astonished by the attempt.


"I've driven a monster truck and it's the most violent thing you've ever done," says Pastrana, who landed a 269-ft rally car jump off the Long Beach Pier in 2009.

"Holy s**t, that is amazing," says Robbie Maddison, who jumped a dirt bike 378-ft, nine-inches in 2012.

"That guy's still alive?" asks Foust, who flew a trophy truck 332-ft at an IndyCar stunt in 2011.

The Bad Habit driver set the record previously by flying his 10,000-lb monster truck 208-ft. His latest attempt is set to take place on Sept. 1 at the Cornfield 500 in Columbus, Penn., and the driver is eyeing a target of 300 feet.

"I know I can push the limits even further and want to take monster truck distance jumping to a new level," says Sylvester, who is sponsored by KMC Wheels.

Full video coverage of the jump attempt is slated to drop on YouTube September 10 at

Sylvester is the owner/operator of the Bad Habit monster truck in the Monster Jam series, is the newly crowned Young Guns World Champion. He has an impressive 55 race wins, 12 final round victories, and an outstanding 62 total freestyle wins within seven years of monster truck competition.

VIDEO LINK: (note strong language)

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