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Thursday, June 6, 2019


On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, Heavy D of the hit Discovery Channel series DIESEL BROTHERS successfully landed a record-setting jump over a flying airplane in the Monster Jam® BroDozer truck at Wendover Airfield in front of an audience of military members and their families. The stunt, part of the live season finale, DIESEL BROTHERS: MONSTER JUMP LIVE, has been months in the making and a major storyline throughout this season of DIESEL BROTHERS.

The event, which was hosted by TV personality Chris Jacobs and streamed live on Discovery Channel Monday night, gave audiences an epic finale to the journey they’ve closely followed as Heavy D underwent exhaustive training and preparation to make the jump a success. Only after convincing renowned aerobatic and race pilot, Anthony Oshinuga, to partake in the risky jump did the pieces finally fall into place. Understanding the risk involved, particularly in front of a live audience, Heavy D, Oshinuga and the rest of the DIESEL BROTHERS team felt it was a perfect way to honor the sacrifices of the U.S. Military this Memorial Day.

“We knew from the beginning that this was something that would take any other stunts we’ve done before to a whole new level, and being able to land it in front of military members on Memorial Day as a thank you for their sacrifice was the biggest reward imaginable,” said Heavy D.

“When Heavy D first came to me with this idea, I really thought he was crazy. But after talking to him, his passion to accomplish this goal helped fuel my desire to do it with him and set this record,” said Oshinuga. “I couldn’t be happier that I got to be a part of history!”

The two-hour live event also featured Monster Jam driver Todd LeDuc successfully landing his forward-momentum backflip in his Monster Jam truck to the roaring applause of the live audience. In addition, Tanner Godfrey, a friend of the DIESEL BROTHERS and former world-record holder also reclaimed his title once again after smashing the record for longest jump made in a UTV, a vehicle that was built for him by the DieselSellerz crew during this season of DIESEL BROTHERS. Godfrey set the new world record at 240 feet.

Diesel Dave kept the night moving with his quick wit and humor, continually entertaining the live audience throughout the night with his endless energy and impressive arsenal of dad jokes.

“When the Diesel Brothers came to us to create a live stunt on TV, we knew that we could help make it epic. At Monster Jam, we are experts in delivering the best live family entertainment and executing ‘incredible tricks and signature moves’ with our trucks, however this was the first time we’ve incorporated a flying airplane,” said Todd Jendro, Vice President of Operations – Motorsports, Feld Entertainment. “It was a team effort, and a concept that needed to be precise to be successful. It took almost a year to plan, and I credit the operational staff at Monster Jam, the Diesel Brothers and Anthony Oshinuga who were able to pull off this record-setting moment for fans on live TV.”

Viewers were also treated to a heartwarming surprise during the live broadcast when six-year-old Stockton Whipple was reunited with his father, Staff Sergeant Harrison Whipple of the Utah Air National Guard, who had been overseas and away from his family for more than seven months. Knowing Stockton was a fan of the Diesel Brothers, and the BroDozer in particular, Diesel Dave offered him an “up close look” at the Monster Jam truck, which to the surprise of viewers and emotional reactions of audience members, had his dad sitting in the passenger seat.

Fans who missed the live event and want to catch up on the antics can watch on Discovery GO, free with their paid TV subscription.

DIESEL BROTHERS is produced for Discovery Channel by Magilla Entertainment. DIESEL BROTHERS: MONSTER JUMP LIVE is produced for Discovery Channel by Magilla Entertainment, with Matthew Ostrom, Laura Palumbo Johnson, Jason Fox, Kevin Allgood, Dave Sparks and PJ Morrison serve as executive producers. For Discovery Channel, Christina Bavetta and Kyle Wheeler are executive producers and Olivia Ghersen serves as associate producer.


About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 88.3 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit

About Magilla Entertainment:
Founded in 2009, Magilla Entertainment is one of the nation’s largest independently owned production companies in non-scripted TV. Magilla has enjoyed success from a diverse portfolio of over 45 separate and unique series including hit shows such as Discovery’s Moonshiners and Diesel Brothers, TLC’s Long Island Medium, HGTV’s Beach Front Bargain Hunt franchise, as well as History Channel’s American Ripper, a three-part mini-series Cars That Built America and the one-hour documentary Rise Up: The Movement That Changed America. For more information, visit

About Feld Entertainment®
Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Sesame Street Live!, DreamWorks Trolls The Experience and Jurassic World Live Tour (coming Fall 2019). Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit for more information.

About Discovery
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

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