After years of painstaking research, humanity has finally done it. No, not discovering the God particle, I’m talking about the big Hot Wheels double loop some X-Games guys stuck over the weekend. It combined three of my favorite things: driving upside down, large tracks of flat, orange plastic and people almost dying!
“That was unbelievable,” [stuntman Greg] Tracy said after finishing first through the loop in the Team Green car and making the jump into the finish ahead of [rally car driver Tanner] Foust. “I tell you what, I’m at a loss for words. That was absolutely the coolest thing I’ve ever done. It was a handful trying to land it and get it slowed down. I knew Tanner was right behind me and I was just hoping we weren’t going to tangle before we got to the end.”
Foust and Tracy hit 52 mph in the track and experienced approximately 7Gs going through the loop.
“That was pretty hardcore: the 7 Gs … I almost felt my chin hit my lap, I think, in the loop,” Foust said after finishing the stunt in the Team Yellow car. “I felt like I was in a toy.” (via ESPN)
All it needed was a toy commercial background to complete the aesthetic. My favorites were “waist-deep canyon full of playing kids” or “metal table in a dark room with a bunch of clear plastic blocks you can use to build walls and drive the Batmobile through”.
Video is below.
If Foust and Tracy want to recreate my childhood experience with Hot Wheels, he should find a gigantic table somewhere and throw their cars off the edge as fast as possible. Next year I want to see them take on Dynamite Crossing.