Paul Thacker Sets a New World Record!
Monster Energy’s Paul Thacker achieved his dream yesterday – jumping a snowmobile more than 300 feet through the air and landing safely back to earth at Minnesota’s Brainerd International Raceway and, in the process, setting a milestone on March 26th, 2009, that will be forever remembered in both action sports and the sport of snowmobiling.
Said Thacker: “I got up to 87 miles per hour and hit the take-off ramp. When I was in the air I just knew it was perfect. Flew over 301 feet. With the amplitude and the way I landed I knew we got to where we wanted to be. I was already screaming in my Shoei helmet on the down run!”
Photos courtesy of John Hanson