Share This Article

WHEELS ON FIRE
X Games Hot Wheels Double Loop Dare

This article is from our archives and has not been updated and integrated with our "new" site yet... Even so, it's still awesome - so keep reading!

Published on Sat, Jul 7, 2012

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

Double Loop Dare at X-Games
Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy complete the Double Loop Dare(Kent Horner/Invision for Mattel)

Additional LA Car coverage of X Games Los Angeles events: • Early Glimpes • BMX Freestyle Park • RallyCross Greg Tracy and Tanner Foust completing the Hot Wheels Double Loop Dare at ESPN’s X Games HOT WIRE—Rally car driver Tanner Foust and Hollywood stuntman Greg Tracy set a world record by driving two Hot Wheels all-wheel-drive advance rally spec coupe cars through the 66-foot tall Hot Wheels Double Loop Dare track at X Games LA. "That was unbelievable," Tracy said after finishing first through the loop in the Team Green car and making the jump into the finish ahead of Foust. "I tell you what, I'm at a loss for words. That was absolutely the coolest thing I've ever done. It was a handful trying to land it and get it slowed down. I knew Tanner was right behind me and I was just hoping we weren't going to tangle before we got to the end."

HW_DLD_XGames_Infographic

The track, two football fields long, was modeled on Mattel's Hot Wheels Double Dare Snare toy racetrack set. Foust and Tracy broke the previous record for the largest loop in a car, set at 42 feet in September 2011 by Chinese driver Li Yatao in a Lotus 5 Sportback for Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile Co., Ltd. in Shanghai. Foust and Tracy hit 52 mph in the track and experienced approximately 7Gs going through the loop. To avoid passing out from the force of seven times gravity, Foust's strategy was to "grunt, tighten your core and try to make your eyeballs and veins pop out." After the drivers shift from first gear to second gear, the hand control takes over and, Foust said, "It's a matter of following the black line and not passing out." Said Tracy: "It doesn't just happen on the day, it's something we've been working on for a year. When I heard the countdown, I was ready to go."

1-2012-X-Games-Hot-Wheels-Tracy-and-Foust (John Grafman photo)-555
Greg Tracy and Tanner Foust (John Grafman photo)

Additional LA Car coverage of X Games Los Angeles events: • Early Glimpes • BMX Freestyle Park • RallyCross For the full X Games Los Angeles schedule, click here.

You Might Also Like These Articles:

image of a sports SUV wearing the Bridgestone WeatherTech tires

Tire Review: Bridgestone WeatherPeak Tires

image of an orange Fiat 500 on display at the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show

The Return Of The Fiat 500

an overhead view of the Tesla exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles

Is Tesla Stealing The LA Auto Show's Thunder?

image of the new Genesis X Convertible and the new Genesis G90 at the 2022 LA Auto Show

LA Auto Show By The Numbers

the new VinFast VF6 on display at the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show

LA Auto Show: VinFast