Heavy D Sets Record with Gravity-Defying Monster Jump Over Flying Airplane
DIESEL BROTHERS: MONSTER JUMP LIVE was the perfect event to go big or go diesel!
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 of 2019, Heavy D of the Diesel Brothers successfully landed a record-setting jump over a flying airplane in the Monster Jam BroDozer truck at Wendover Airfield. An audience of military members and their families looked onward in awe, ready for some gear-grinding excitement. The epic stunt took months to make throughout season two of Diesel Brothers. Fans finally got to see the mind-blowing jump as part of the live season finale, DIESEL BROTHERS: MONSTER JUMP LIVE.
The event, which was hosted by TV personality Chris Jacobs and streamed live on Discovery Channel during a Monday night, gave audiences the ultimate finale to the journey they’ve closely followed as Heavy D underwent exhaustive training and preparation to make the jump a success. Only after convincing renowned aerobatic and race pilot, Anthony Oshinuga, to partake in the daring jump did the pieces finally fall into place. Despite the risk in front of live audience, Heavy D. Oshinuga and the rest of the Diesel Brothers team felt it was the perfect way to honor the sacrifices of the U.S. Military this Memorial Day.
The two-hour live event also featured Monster Jam driver Todd LeDuc successfully landing his forward-momentum backflip in his Monster Jam truck to the roaring applause of the live audience. In addition, Tanner Godfrey, a friend of the Diesel Brothers and former world-record holder, reclaimed his title after smashing the record for longest jump made in a UTV, a vehicle built for him by the DieselSellerz crew during this season of Diesel Brothers. Godfrey’s wild ride set the new world record at just over 240 feet! Meanwhile, Diesel Dave kept the night moving with his quick wit and humor, cracking dad jokes and keeping up an endless energy throughout the event.
Viewers were also treated to a heartwarming surprise during the live broadcast when six-year-old Stockton Whipple was reunited with his father, Staff Sergeant Harrison Whipple of the Utah Air National Guard, who had been overseas and away from his family for more than seven months. Knowing Stockton was a fan of the Diesel Brothers, and the BroDozer in particular, Diesel Dave offered him an “up close look” at the Monster Jam truck, which to the emotional surprise of viewers, had his dad sitting in the passenger seat.
Fans who missed the live event and want to catch up on the antics can watch it now on Discovery GO: DIESEL BROTHERS: MONSTER JUMP LIVE