LIVE event hosted by TV Personality Chris Jacobs includes attempts at setting numerous world records including a daring live-jump by Heavy D in the Monster Jam® BroDozer truck over a flying airplane by record-breaking pilot Anthony Oshinuga
(NEW YORK) – The Diesel Brothers are no strangers to pushing the limits with impossible builds and gravity-defying stunts that leave viewers on the edge of their seats. But this Memorial Day, the crew kicks things into high gear as they prepare for one of the most epic, high-flying and jam-packed live events in DIESEL BROTHERS history.
In honor of the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and military families, the DIESEL BROTHERS will host a night of record-breaking stunts, giveaways and entertainment during a live, two-hour season finale event held at the historic decommissioned WWII military base, Wendover Airfield. Hosted by TV personality Chris Jacobs, DIESEL BROTHERS: MONSTER JUMP LIVE airs Memorial Day – Monday, May 27 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on Discovery Channel.
Throughout this season of DIESEL BROTHERS, fans have watched as Heavy D and the DieselSellerz crew have planned for a stunt of epic proportions – jumping a Monster Jam® truck over a flying airplane. While looking for ways to advance using diesel engine technology, Monster Jam®, one of the most unexpected, fan-friendly sports in the world today, partnered with DIESEL BROTHERS to help them create their very own diesel-powered Monster Jam® truck – The BroDozer.
After exhaustive preparation and training, Heavy D, in front of military members and residents of the Hill Airforce Base, will attempt the record-breaking jump with the BroDozer that’s been months in the making. With the help of competitive race and aerobatic pilot, Anthony Oshinuga, who is one of only a few pilots in the US licensed to fly at such low elevations at fast speeds, will Heavy D be able to pull-off this seemingly impossible jump?
“This is going to be one of the most intense, high stakes moments ever shown on national television. Everything about the stunts we have planned requires 100% precision and accuracy. I can’t wait to put on a night of events and surprises that will keep America on the edge of their seat!” said Heavy D.
“We are humbled to honor the men and women who risk so much every day protecting our country and look forward to making history as we perform incredible stunts in tribute to those who fight for our freedom.”
Throughout the night, DIESEL BROTHERS: MONSTER JUMP LIVE, which will be set amongst a backdrop of former military aircrafts and vehicles on display at Wendover Airfield, will feature a variety of other record-breaking stunts, events and giveaways. Tanner Godfrey, friend of the DieselSellerz crew and former world-record holder for the longest jump made in a UTV, will attempt to reclaim his title using a UTV built for him during this season of DIESEL BROTHERS.
Other stunts include Monster Jam driver Todd LeDuc’s first ever forward-momentum back-flip in a Monster Jam® truck, as well as a live truck giveaway featuring the team from DIRTY MUDDER TRUCKERS, an all-new Discovery Channel series which premieres at 7pm PT/10pm ET following the DIESEL BROTHERS: MONSTER JUMP LIVE event.
With deep family ties to the U.S. Military, the DIESEL BROTHERS will also have special surprises in store for the military families during the event.
DIESEL BROTHERS: MONSTER JUMP LIVE will air live on Discovery Channel and stream live on Discovery GO Monday, May 27 at 8pm ET/5pm PT. The event is not open to the public.
Followers of @Diesel.Brothers on Instagram will be given a behind the scenes look before, during, and after the live broadcast. Viewers are also invited to join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #MonsterJumpLIVE for a chance be featured on-air. Watch past season of DIESEL BROTHERS on Discovery GO and ‘Like’ Diesel Brothers on Facebook.
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 serving as executive producers. For Discovery Channel, Christina Bavetta and Kyle Wheeler are executive producers and Olivia Ghersen serves as associate producer.
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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 www.magilla.tv.
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 feldentertainment.com for more information.
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