New Jump Record of 301 Feet
Slednecks Snowmobiler Breaks His Previous Record with Jump in Brainerd Minnesota
Paul Thacker, sponsored by Monster Energy Drinks is a professional snowmobile jumper and set the record for the longest snowmobile jump in Brainerd, Minnesota. The initial jump, which was held at Brainerd International Raceway was scheduled for Monday, but due to the weather conditions he jumped today. His longest distance of the day was 301′ breaking all other previous records.
On March 26, Thacker and his Polaris 600 IQ® flew through the air, a distance of 301 feet, a new world record for snowmobile distance jumping. He accomplished the feat at the Brainerd, Minnesota at Brainerd International Raceway.
Thacker was traveling at 87 mph on his take off. “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 helmet on the down run.”
Thacker’s previous snowmobile distance jump record was 271 feet, which he set on February 17, 2008, in Shakopee, Minnesota, or Canteburry Downs. Thacker and his fellow Monster rider Ryan Capes are the two athletes to break the 300′ mark. Capes accomplished the feat on a motorcycle and recently he set the new long distance jump on a motorcycle at 390′ and a new height record of 78′.