Bryce Menzies breaks truck distance World Record

Bryce Menzies has broken a Guinness World Record for the longest truck leap in New Mexico.

Las Vegas-based Menzies managed to break the current truck leap record in his 900 brake horsepower Pro 2 race truck despite suffering with a broken shoulder suffered on his final training run on Saturday before they tried to beat their own record live on Red Bull TV last Sunday.

Luckily, Menzies was assessed and checked out in a local hospital to which he was discharged the same day to set the world record.

The American launched from ramp-to-ramp in his Pro 2 race truck to set a world record of 115 metres (379.4 feet), which Menzies soared past the official Guinness World Record of 92 metres, and the unofficial record of 101 metres.

A Guinness World Record adjudicator was on-site to verify and authenticate the new world record set by Menzies in New Mexico.

Menzies said “I’m extremely happy with the outcome,” he said. “We broke a world record, which is incredible, we went 379 feet flying a truck. This has been my dream and to see it come to life was surreal – it was one of the greatest moments of my life.  I’m so glad I did it. I came away with a broken shoulder, that’s not bad at all, and I’m just glad I’m in the record books.”

Bryce Menzies will continue to compete internationally after finishing in second place previously at the 2016 Hungarian Baja to the winner Mikko Hirvonen for MINI All4 Racing.

You can check out the on-board camera of Menzies’ world record 379.4 feet truck leap below.