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Saturday CarToon: World Record Burnout

A New World Record

Summernats 26 has broken a Guinness World Record for the most simultaneous burnouts; 69 cars had managed to complete the 30-second burnout required, setting the new world record for the Largest simultaneous burnout, according to the World Record Academy.

Dominik Lembert posted this video.

From the January 4th World Record Academy press release about the Canberra. Australia, event:

Summernats co-owner Andy Lopez said the attempt had taken months to organise and more than 200 staff were involved in pulling the event together on the day.

 "We had to do 50 cars at least to break the world record, and in typical Summernats fashion we smashed it with 69," he said.

 "I heard about 30 tyres blow during it – it's a bit of a rubber bath out here."

The onsite fire brigade had to handle a handful of tire fires.

(Imagine the carbon footprint  … and the replacement tire sales!)

Jeffery Chan photo

Mike "FossilMedic" Ward

…. thanks to Bill "Firegeezer" Schumm for the heads-up!

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