In an unfortunate incident, offroad truck racer Bryce Menzies crashed and fractured his shoulder during test runs for his world record jump attempt on live TV that was to take place Saturday afternoon.
The statement from Red Bull shed light onto the incident:
Bryce Menzies experienced a crash while training for "Bryce Menzies New Frontier Powered by Pennzoil Synthetics," a live event set to air on Red Bull TV on Saturday, August 27. The truck was severely damaged and Menzies sustained a fractured shoulder, preventing him from moving forward with Saturday's live event. The goal of the project was for Menzies to break the truck distance record, and he actually achieved this goal during earlier training, when he jumped his truck 379.2 feet, beating the current record of 332 feet. While the live Red Bull TV event will no longer take place, a documentary on the full story behind the project will air as scheduled on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST on NBC.
We had interviewed Menzies earlier this week, and he chatted about his desire to push the level of his truck driving capabilities with his scheduled live world record attempt at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
While Menzies did attain the world record for the longest offroad truck jump, we know he was aiming for 400 feet on live television. Hopefully he heals up quick and be back in his truck in no time.
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