Fastest speed towing a trailer: Jason Sands sets world record (VIDEO)
El Mirage dry lake, CA, USA -- In this latest episode of "The Downshift", Diesel Power's Jason Sands and his team team used a towing caravan fitted with special tyres to reach 141.998 mph (228.523 kmph) at El Mirage dry lake bed in California - setting the new world record for the Fastest speed towing a trailer,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: On this episode of The Downshift, Diesel Power's Jason Sands pilots a GMC 2500HD and tries to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest speed towing a trailer at El Mirage Dry Lake Bed.(enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the Fastest 0-60 mph (96.56 km/h) acceleration by an electric kart is 3.4 seconds. The kart was built by Linde Material Handling and driven by Andreas Wolf (Germany) at the Motorsport Arena, in Oschersleben, Germany.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the fastest car powered by dry cell batteries: the Oxyride Racer, which achieved an average speed of 105.95 km/h (65.83 mph).
Diesel Power magazine set up the world record attempt, using a GMC 2500 HD with over 1000 horsepower and a two-stage nitrous set up added for good measure.
The team managed to reach a newworld record of 141.998 mph (228.523 kmph) thus breaking the current Guinness world record.
The world record attempt was attempted at El Mirage dry lake bed in California.
In order to break the existing world record, the Diesel Power team took a first-generation GMC Sierra 2500 HD and tuned it to deliver over 1,000 horsepower via a two-stage nitrous set up.
The team upgraded the trailer as well, replacing the standard wheels and tires with a pair of V-rated radials that could sustain high speeds.