Tom Meents Attempts First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip
Tom Meents, driver of Max-D, landed the first ever front flip in a monster truck at Met Life Stadium. Unfortunately, because he continued to flip after landing, he wasn't able to set a Guinness World Record.
According to months of research, Max-D’s 1,500-horsepower engine needed to hit 6,200 RPMs on the 250-foot approach to ensure the truck was properly launched off the 88-degree kicker ramp. Meents and his team used a specially fabricated mechanical ramp designed to flip the truck through the air in a forward 360-degree rotation.
Here's a behind-the-scenes look: