Alex Harvill's world-record 425-foot moto jump
Photographer Brian Schaefer captured 19-year old Alex Harvill's 425-foot distance jump in May. The photo was first published in the September/October issue of Australian magazine Freerider MX, which hit newsstands this week.
Alex Harvill in the first turn of the inrun, approaching the custom takeoff ramp at Toes MX Park.
Harvill rounds the corner on a bike provided for his world-record-setting jump by Steve "Toes" Eilers and Derek McEntire. Harvill beat Robbie Maddison's previous record by 33 feet.
Harvill throws an extra whip on the day of his world-record-setting distance jump. Footage from the jump will be featured in director Jay Schweitzer's forthcoming "Daredevil Project" film in 2013.
"This is a pretty sick whip considering the track was really dry and dusty. If it was watered, he could have got way more flat." -- Powerband Films' Jay Schweitzer
Harvill styles another whip out.
Derek McEntire and Steve "Toes" Eilers (seen here hugging Harvill) put up the money for Harvill's jump and are helping him seek sponsors before he attempts to go past 500 feet.
"The Daredevil Project" is due out from Powerband Films in 2013. The documentary film chronicles the history of motocross distance jumping, from Evel Knievel to modern-day riders including Ryan Capes, Robbie Maddison and, of course, Alex Harvill.