The Summer X-Games over the weekend provided us with a childhood memory treat. Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy successfully completed their record-breaking stunt of racing two cars through a vertical loop. The 60-foot-tall loop made of 125 tons of steel was modeled after the Double Dare Snare Hot Wheels toy.
Both drivers had to maintain a steady speed of 52 mph and endure 7 Gs during the loop to make it through. Taz’s Texas Tornado at Six Flags AstroWorld in Texas pulls 6.2 G’s. Check out how that stacks up and how it effects pilots in the G force chart below.
That is some heavy G force to endure while trying to steer a car, luckily there were no problems during the stunt and the time the two actually endured that level of G’s was short.
Makes you want to jump in the car though doesn’t it? This NerdBastard remembers making Hot Wheel tracks with two loops that went down three flights of stairs, it was 10 year old epic.
Would you get in the car if offered the opportunity?
What other childhood toy would you like to see brought to real life?