Nitro Circus Backflip at Monster Truck Jam 2010 Jacksonville
Monster Jam in Jacksonville, Florida, Travis Pastrana's monster truck, the Nitro Circus performed the first ever successful competition back flip! And, we got it on video!
Taken with a Canon Vixia HF200: http://bit.ly/dD0p3m
Can you imagine a Monster Jam monster truck doing a back flip, successfully? Well, we were lucky enough to be there! Plus, who else would you expect, but from Travis Pastrana's truck -- the guy that practically invented doing back flips with machines. :)
Made the whole event worth the admission.
Max D back flip was not in competition and not a full back flip. No, Travis Pastrana was not driving, it was Cam McQueen. No, Nitro Circus did not win, as the monster truck backflip was done in bonus, not regulation time, so he could only get so many points. Grave Digger won the freestyle contest.
Nothing broke on the Nitro Circus monster truck. Cam drove the truck away after the back flip...after coming into the stands, first.
Truck backflip crash - Rhys Millen preps for Red Bull: New Year. No Limits.
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Rhys Millen: "Last year we attempted what was before then thought
impossible. Laws of physics and vehicle dynamics were pushed to the limits
with success, but failure came in one small mis-calculation. My body can be
broken but my mind cannot. This year, people will witness the first ramp to
ramp back flip in an off-road truck - ever."
Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. Two amazing feats. One incredible night.
Live on ESPN and ESPN360.com, 11pm ET/8pm PT
Now that we've got your attention, checkout Rhys at his day job: