Bryce Menzies New Frontier
Bryce Menzies is now the world record holder for the longest truck jump in history – 379.4 feet, as validated by Guinness World Records. For perspective, the length of the jump is longer than the height of the Statue of Liberty, or the length of a professional football field.
Bryce’s dedicated team put in tons of prep work to ensure that he was fully comfortable at lift off, as he pushed the boundaries of performance. Extensive work and modifications to the engine and body were required to get Menzies’ Pro 2 Truck airborne. Pro 2 Trucks are ideal for off road racing. 379.4 foot jumps – not so much.
“These things are originally meant for smaller jumps and door to door racing, not to fly through the air,” explained Team Manager and Co-Driver Pete Mortenson. “It started with the engine,” recounted Kevin Kroyer of Kroyer Racing Engines when describing the modifications that went into making Menzies’s truck ready for the jump. But one thing that didn’t have to change was the oil used in the Pro-2’s engine. Menzies Motorsports relies on Pennzoil Platinum® Euro with PurePlus TechnologyTM 5W-40 in all their off-road races and it was also the choice motor oil coursing through the engine during Bryce’s world record breaking feat.
That being said, even the best laid plans can go awry and there were some unexpected obstacles. In the end, it’s Bryce Menzies and his enormous talent behind the wheel that is the true hero – we’re content with side-kick status.
This jump signifies Bryce Menzies launching his career to the international circuit. While no one can know for sure what challenges that may bring, one thing is for certain:
If there are any 300+ feet jumps in the way, Bryce will soar.