Originally posted by Buck Lovell on Monday, 23 April 2012 in Buck Lovell's - American Biker Blog
DEATH-DEFYING TUNNEL-OF-FIRE MOTORCYCLE RECORD ATTEMPT AT THE CHIP
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® announced today that it will host the world record attempt for the Longest Motorcycle Ride Through a Tunnel of Fire by famed stunt rider and former record holder Toby Baker. Motorcycle stunt rider, Toby Baker, will attempt to reclaim the Guinness Book of World Record's dangerous title of Longest Motorcycle Ride Through a Tunnel of Fire that will reach a temperature of 2900 degrees, collapse 9 seconds after lighting, and exceed a distance of 230 feet, a distance that has killed motorcycle riders who have attempted this dangerous stunt in the past. Witness this world record attempt by Toby Baker and a variety of other world record motorcycle stunt attempts by fellow stunt rider Isaac Faine at the Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, August 4th through Aug 11th. For more up to date information visit www.buffalochip.com. In 1973 legendary motorcycle daredevil, Ken McKow set the world record for riding 130 ft through a Tunnel of Fire that stood for almost 30 years. In 1999, Baker officially shattered that record with a distance of 203 ft. Recently, Baker's record was broken and now he is coming to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip and bringing the Guinness Book of World Records with him to reclaim his fire tunnel world record. Stuntman and Motorcycle daredevil, Toby Baker, will bring his amazing and death-defying world record Tunnel of Fire attempt and motorcycle stunt show to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip along with fellow motorcycle stunt rider Isaac "Factory Faine". Factory Faine will attempt to set some world records of his own, including one of him jumping over the burning tunnel of fire as Toby rides through it. Toby and Isaac will be performing a variety of motorcycle tricks and stunts leading up to, during, and following the world record Tunnel of Fire attempt at the Buffalo Chip Campground® during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Tunnel of Fire World Record attempt will highlight a week of motorcycle stunt shows at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Current world record holding and famed stunt rider Clint Ewing will also be at the Chip amazing the crowd with motorcycle tricks with daily scheduled shows throughout the Sturgis Rally from August 3rd through Aug 11th, 2012. Another spectacular motorcycle event at the Chip to take place on Aug 8th and 9th, 2012 is the only Pro Hill Climb in South Dakota. See these exciting Nitro burning machines attack one to the wildest hills on the Pro Tour. These motorcycle daredevil performances coupled with the best Sturgis concert lineup make the Buffalo Chip the best place for all the action during the 2012 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
The Legendary Buffalo Chip has been offering its guests the true Sturgis experience for more than 30 years with its premium camping resort and world class entertainment. You can make reservations for any of these events during the 72nd annual Sturgis Rally at the Best Party Anywhere™ by visiting www.buffalochip.com or calling (605) 347 9000.