Lonny Helmboldt

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  1. PEST

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    I thought there was a video of Lonny Helmboldt jumping over another truck while racing at Laughlin?
  2. alloyz

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwDb7uWel5s"]YouTube- jump trophy truck[/ame]
  3. RG1Baja

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    Here is the incar.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8zywLrR5WM"]YouTube- Lonnie Helmbolt Trophy Truck - 1999 In Car Camera[/ame]
  4. BajaFand

    BajaFand Well-Known Member

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    It looks from the front view like he jumped over the other truck but you can clearly see the truck already behind him in the incar before he jumped.
  5. Mike @ pit b

    Mike @ pit b #Mike@PlanB

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    There is one off road video that has much closer footage of that pass. Unfortunately I can't remember which one it is. One of the gnarliest passes ever!!
  6. Kirk_Babbington

    Kirk_Babbington Active Member

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    That clip was first shown on Dirtworks Films "On The Gas Vol. 1" VHS, then again in Dirtworks Films "Saturday" DVD. Too bad Lonny doesn't race anymore, he was one to watch for the first few miles of every race!
  7. blazersracingmom

    blazersracingmom New Member

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    it wasn't Laughlin it was the BITD Vegas 200, the last race of the year and he won trick truck champion that year. My son Brian with Blazersracing filmed that shot. We use to help pit for Lonny. He also has the bad roll from 98 in Laughlin in the 8 truck turned trophy truck for that race only.
  8. PEST

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    He definately never left anything on the table at the end of a race.
  9. Riverguy553

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    So where is he now and days? Does he drive with anyone or come out at all? I remember this guy when i first got into this bad drug..
  10. JEFFRPM

    JEFFRPM Non Sugar Coated

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    The guy was a wreck waiting to happen. Was his nickname not "LONNIE NEEDABOLT" or something around that line?
  11. PEST

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    Money Problems, and drama at his race shop shut down his program. Last I heard he moved to FL. XTT-CODAWG could probably tell you all about it.
  12. Dirtworks Films

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    We did actually get the close up side view of the pass as it happened it is in 'Saturday" and it is definately one of the sickest passes I have seen to date. Oh the good ol days.

    Bob Bowers.

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