Lavallee and Maddison launched themselves simultaneously over the San Diego Bay to bring in the new year. Lavallee smashed the previous record by jumping his snowmobile 412 feet. The previous record was 361 feet.
“I was just excited to make it to the other side in one piece. I’m exploding with energy right now,” LaVallee said. “When I saw the 410 marker go by, I knew it was going to be an amazing jump.”
Maddison unofficially broke the record during practice, but he came up a few feet short during the event. Maddison jumped his motorcycle 378 feet, falling 13 feet short of the 391 foot record.
“I would have liked to have gone further, but I am just happy to have landed safely on the other side,” Maddison said. “There was a lot of pressure and to be able to live to do this again feels great. I’m at a point where I need to make changes to my bike and I’m going to have to find a gnarlier gap to jump over.”