Joint News Release
BIGFOOT READY FOR MONSTER TAKEOFF
(Indianapolis, IN/Hazelwood, MO) - The World’s Largest Monster Truck icon and the World’s Largest 4x4 Series are teaming up in an attempt to reclaim the Guinness World Record for the longest Monster Truck long jump this September in Indianapolis, IN.
BIGFOOT, The Original Monster Truck®, is set to launch the all new BIGFOOT® #18 piloted by Dan Runte on Sunday, September 16, the final day of the 31st Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals. The event is held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds beginning September 14th and concludes on the 16th as the Grand Finale of the national Lucas Oil 4-Wheel Jamboree Series, the largest 4x4 series in the World.
“All I can think about is our attempt to reclaim the long jump record at the Jamboree in Indianapolis, I play it over and over in my head”, said BIGFOOT driver Dan Runte, “It’s a big stage for a big record….the perfect venue to execute our game plan to launch over 10,000 pounds of Monster Truck and share it with our great fans”.
Mike Moore, President of Family Events (producer of the event) said, “We are so very proud to have BIGFOOT and Dan attempt this record during the Jamboree. They are such enormous icons in the Monster Truck and 4x4 industries.” Mike continues, “It will be a grand finale to an exciting season as we celebrate with fans what will surely be a historic event.”
BIGFOOT and Dan Runte first set the record in 1999 with a jump of 202 feet in Nashville, TN during the Tennessee Aviation Day over a 727 jetliner. According to Guinness World Records, the current record is 208 feet achieved by Joe Sylvester’s Bad Habit Monster Truck in 2010 in Columbia, PA.
The exact departure time for the September 16* long jump and additional details will be made available online at www.4WheelJamboree.com or by calling 317-236-6515. In addition to the BIGFOOT World record jump the 4-Wheel Jamboree weekend events are packed with 4x4 Trucks, Monster Truck Racing and Freestyle, NMRO Championship Mud Drags, Tough Truck Racing, Manufacturer's Midway, Show-N-Shine awards, seminars, food and fun.