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Team Hot Wheels sets Guinness World Record for double loop dare stunt

Team Hot Wheels sets Guinness World Record for double loop dare stunt image

Text: / Photos: X Games | posted July 02, 2012 14:05

Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy completes the stunt.

Two drivers for Team Hot Wheels set a Guinness World Records title for successfully racing through a 60-foot-tall double vertical loop at X Games Los Angeles 2012. The Team Hot Wheels 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.

"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."

"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 and will be racing for more X Games glory in the RallyCross competition.