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The Greatest Pass In Racing History Is Actually A Jump

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The most impressive pass in racing history isn't Villeneuve retaking second from René Arnoux at the French Grand Prix, it's this Canadian dirt track racer literally overtaking an opponent by leaping above him on a jump. Amazing.


This form of racing is a little new to us, but it appears to combine a motorcycle/quad dirt track with LeMons style beater cars and demolition derby. It seems super trashy in a fun sort of way until a few seconds into the video when the third car in the line leapfrogs over/on top of the second to edge its way into position.

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It's a move that hasn't worked since Super Off-Road.

(Hat tip to MCheese!)

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After watching this done in 2F2F, I thought, "that's the dumbest thing I've ever seen. No car could jump another to pass it, you'd just wreck both. Totally unrealistic."

Thank you, French dirt track racers, for proving me wrong.