This Desert Truck's 97 MPH Implosion Launches A Wheel Into Low Orbit

Youtheory Racing’s No. 55 truck sent a wheel flying across a desert when their truck landed nose-first into the dirt while trying to qualify for the Pahrump Nugget 250 Best in the Desert race. No one was hurt, but it just looks like a ridiculous trucksplosion.

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They’re just going along, flying easily through the desert, and then FOOM! That’s all it takes: one bad landing.

The duo inside, Matt Haney and Anthony Terzo, were both fine, the team confirmed via Instagram. The onboard footage certainly looks like it’ll be a sore week for these guys, though.

At least one photographer along the course, John Tuba, said he had to get up and start running from the flying tire.

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That won’t buff out.

Moderator, OppositeLock. Former Staff Writer, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.

DISCUSSION

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(announcer’s hushed voice)

“And here we see the wild desert truck giving birth to it’s young”

“watch as the desert truck speeds forward propelled by it’s natural tendency”

“and with a sudden burst the young is released”

“watch as the newly born tire bounces off past the horizon to start a new colony of desert trucks”

“sadly the mother truck, having given it’s all to the next generation will slowly die, immobile and unable to continue, it’s last efforts used to launch a next generation”

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It’s the circle of life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love

It’s the circle of life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love