The 2017 UTV Takeover in Coos Bay, Oregon, went down in a big way—with Al McBeth of Abbotsford, B.C., (unofficially) breaking another world record. This time, the owner of Concept Distributing achieved a distance of 154 feet.
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According to event organizers, the previous record for longest sand-to-sand jump was 149 feet, set by Tracie Nakata of Everett, Washington.
McBeth is no stranger to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, but this was his first appearance at the UTV Takeover. One of the largest gatherings of ATV and UTV riders on the West Coast, this four-day event includes live music, group rides, drag wars, a show ’n’ shine and racing. Participants come from all over the U.S. to enjoy what is a free event put on by the riders for the riders. And it was a Canadian who raised the bar.
“It was a great event and we did what we came down to do,” said McBeth. “I think we opened a lot of people’s eyes, and made a good statement that there is a lot more involved with distance jumping than just balls.”
McBeth also won the Sand Outlaws Short Course race on Friday. He’s headed back to B.C. where the Alberta ATV Triple Crown and training for the Baja 1000 will keep him busy till summer’s end. Spoiler alert: don’t be surprised if you see McBeth soaring even higher into the record books.
In the Sand Outlaws Short Course Race, two drivers travel the same track but they finish and start in separate but equal lanes. — photo courtesy Concept Distributing
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