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Spectacular Hot Wheels Double Dare Loop at X Games [video]

Team Hot Wheels drivers, Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy set a Guinness World Record for racing two vehicles through a 60-foot-tall double vertical loop at the 2012 X Games in Los Angeles.

The magnitude of the stunt was a bit more spectacular than the recent Top Gear double loop stunt which saw an open-wheeled buggy vehicle run two consecutive loops.

Modeled after the 1:64 scale Hot Wheels toy sets, the life-sized version exerted a force of 7 G's on Foust and Tracy as they completed their side by side loops at a speed of 52 mph. To add more excitement to the stunt, both loops merged into a single track at the bottom exit.

According to Simon Waldron, Mattel's vice president of marketing, "Boys of all ages around the world imagine playing with Hot Wheels on a life-size scale - and our vision with Team Hot Wheels was to transform this fantasy into reality."

Team Hot WheelsTM Lands Guinness World Records® Title as Drivers Race Through Six-Story-Tall Double Loop at X Games Los Angeles 2012

Two drivers for Team Hot WheelsTM set a Guinness World Records® title Saturday June 30 for successfully racing through a 60-foot-tall double vertical loop at X Games Los Angeles 2012. The Team Hot WheelsTM Double Loop Dare, a life-sized version of a Hot Wheels® orange track set, defied gravity with a first-of-its-kind two-driver challenge. Green Driver Greg Tracy, one of Hollywood's top stuntmen, took first place victory as he edged three-time X Games gold medalist and Hot Wheels® Yellow Team Driver Tanner Foust as the two simultaneously raced through the giant up-side-down loop.

"I've been a fan of Hot Wheels since I was a little kid, racing cars around my parents' living room"
View the record-breaking stunt at Hot Wheels YouTube page.

"Boys of all ages around the world imagine playing with Hot Wheels on a life-size scale - and our vision with Team Hot Wheels was to transform this fantasy into reality," said Simon Waldron, vice president marketing, wheels, Mattel. "The Double Loop Dare was truly a can't-miss spectacle that altered the Los Angeles skyline. Anyone downtown couldn't miss this massive six-story-tall bright orange structure - it was unmistakably Hot Wheels."

Bringing A Toy to Life

The Team Hot WheelsTM Double Loop Dare was modeled after the new Team Hot WheelsTM Double Dare SnareTM track set - available globally at retail - which lets boys race their 1:64 scale Hot Wheels® cars side-by-side in a vertical loop competition. The larger than life Double Loop Dare incorporated an enormous side-by-side loop, exerting a force of 7 G's which Team Hot WheelsTM drivers took on at a speed of 52 MPH.

"I've been a fan of Hot Wheels since I was a little kid, racing cars around my parents' living room," said Tracy, a six-time Pikes Peak Champion and a Hollywood stuntman since 1991. "So to be able to be a part of something like this - with Hot Wheels bringing one of its toys to life - is remarkable."

Meanwhile, Foust, who provided tremendous competition, and spirit can continue to boast about his latest world record obtaining the longest distance vehicle jump at last year's Indianapolis 500. Additionally Foust a world-renowned professional stunt driver has two Formula Drift Championships complimenting his three X Games gold medals. He raced for more X Games glory in the RallyCross competition on July 1 on ESPN.

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 yiotis82 yiotis82
This is not double loop is twin loop big difference.
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July 3, 2012 2:48 pm
 norther norther
i bet they saw the thing top gear did in SA and tanner said: we have to do it too. great stunt anyhow :)
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July 3, 2012 1:10 pm
 adz911 adz911
Oooooh I wish i could try that XD
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July 3, 2012 11:49 am