Summer X Games Highlights, Plus a Life Size Hot Wheels TrackBy: Chris Gabbard - July 2, 2012
The Summer X Games are always sure to bring you some high flying stunts that make you wonder how these daredevil athletes accomplish such feats. Every year the sports featured in the games are pushed to new heights. This years competition was no exception.
The 18th summer event from Los Angeles, California saw stiff competion in BMX, skateboarding, motocross, and rally car racing.
Bob Burnquist won his 22nd career medal by taking the gold in the Skateboarding Big Air competition on June 29. This winning run saw Burnquist cathing serious air and finishing with indie 720 forward to fakey.
Scotty Cramer took home his third career X Games gold medal in the BMX freestyle. Leaving the park area to lip off of the back rail. This extra creativity way have been the deciding factor in his gold medal win.
Taka Higashino won gold in the Moto X Freestyle. This is what we’re talking about, when we talk about high flying stunts. Taka executes to perfection and claims the center jump as his own.
And finally, rally car driver Tanner Foust and stuntman Greg Tracy performed a special stunt for the games. They drove all the way around a 66 foot double loop and completed a jump at the end. The stunt was performed to perfection and set a world record.
It did not go well for everyone who tried this jump. Toomas Keikkinen bit it big time. Luckily, he was not seriously harmed. Keikkinen fractured his left ankle, but will recover and be back to rally car racing in less than a month.