Bruce Jenner Crashes Son’s $500,000 Truck, Loses Off-Roading Race
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians patriarch lost a 1,200-mile, off-roading race from Ensenada to La Paz, Mexico after crashing a $500,000 trophy truck. According to his son Burt Jenner, who was in the driver’s seat before passing the wheel over to his father, the former Olympian lost control and “ripped the brake line and power steering off at mile 178.”
“It’s known as one of the toughest off road races in the world, if not the toughest,” he explained to E! News. “I started the race as the driver with my dad as the navigator. We got a flat tire at mile 140. We were supposed to switch the driver and navigator position at mile 160, so we made a decision to make the change a little earlier. My dad got in the driver seat and unfortunately had crashed the car.”
Burt added that they were going around 40mph at the time of the accident. They father-and-son duo reportedly made it out without any serious injuries.
“We rolled the truck kind of on its side and had to climb out. We were able to get the truck back together after a couple hour wait out in the desert,” Burt continued, adding that they “made it all the way to mile 207″ before throwing the towel in.
He said, “Because we had so much of the race still left to do and we were so far behind, the team owner said it was time to call it quits and pulled the plug.”
Though they lost the race, Burt said that the ride — both figuratively and literally — was “definitely a cool experience and chance of a lifetime.”