Friday, January 4, 2013
Largest burnout: Summernats breaks Guinness world record (VIDEO)
Canberra, Australia -- 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: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Thousands of spectators packed the burn out arena to watch 69 cars taking part in the World Record attempt for a simultaneous burnout. Picture: Jeffrey Chan. (enlarge photo)
The previous Guinness world record for the Most cars in a burnout was 49 cars.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most cars performing donuts simultaneously: 57 - achieved by drivers of the Queensland Raceway (Australia) at the Queensland Raceway in Willowbank, Australia.
The burnout blanketed the entire area with smoke, caused by the complete shredding of tyres that cost about $500 to $600 each.
After the event firefighters had to put out one or two small rubber fires.
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."
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