Levi LaVallee to Attempt Record-Breaking Snowmobile Jump Live on ESPN
ESPN will make its fourth annual leap into the New Year with Red Bull: New Year. No Limits., airing live from San Diego, Calif., on Friday, December 31, (approx. 11:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. PT) on ESPN/ESPNHD, immediately following the Chick-Fil-A Bowl.
Levi LaVallee, a seven-time X Games medalist and champion snocross racer, will attempt the longest snowmobile jump ever to eclipse the current record of 301 feet. The event will take place at the Embarcadero Marina Park in the Port of San Diego, where viewing of LaVallee’s jump will be free to spectators.
“I can’t even explain how excited I am, to be part of this year’s Red Bull: New Year. No Limits.,” said LaVallee. “With the jump gap itself being longer than the existing distance record, it is going to be one heck of a ride!”
“For the fourth year we have the opportunity to showcase an extraordinary athletic feat. This year’s jump by world champion snowmobiler Levi LaVallee will continue in that tradition.” Joan Lynch Owens, vice president and executive producer, ESPN content development. “This is the kind of ‘anticipation television’ our fans expect to see on ESPN.”
ESPN’s telecast will hosted by Joe Tessitore and Marcellus Wiley, who will be joined by Jamie Little and Tes Sewell again this year to offer a behind-the-scenes prologue and commentary for this spectacular live 2010 New Year’s Eve celebration. Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. will provide the ultimate challenge for Levi LaVallee as he attempts his world record-breaking jump.
LaVallee’s jump will eclipse the feats of Travis Pastrana, whose 2009 New Year’s Eve record-breaking jump in a rally car, live from Long Beach, Calif., was measured at 269 feet; and motorsports athletes Robbie Maddison and Rhys Millen, who rang in the 2007 and 2008 New Year’s Eve celebrations by pushing their physical, mental and technical limits, breaking boundaries and records for thousands of onsite fans in Las Vegas and millions of viewers on ESPN.
For Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. event details, visit www.redbullnewyearnolimits.com.
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