No wonder that this record was held by an American, and he was beaten by another American. They are given to this type of testing and Entertainment, gather and manage large and “supportive” public.
The test consists of jumping the longest distance possible with a motor vehicle after taking a ramp pulse. Ken Block was the previous record, Travis Pastrana y, Known worldwide for its follies, beat him in the year 2010 a Subaru Impreza.
Americans are no front-runners in world motorsport, but in show and other competitions. That is unrivaled. Not much more to say to this. You can simply check “American Madness” yourselves in this video: