Nick Musters covered an amazing 3,069 kilometers (1,907 miles) aboard one of BRP’s Ski-Doo MX Z snowmobiles powered by a Rotax E-TEC 800R engine to establish the world record for the greatest distance traveled on a snowmobile in twenty-four hours. Musters’ feat breaks the official world record (2,372 km) by 697 km and an as-of-yet unrecognized 2010 run by 163 km.
The record run, which was moved back a month because of weather conditions, started March 8 at 9:20 a.m. at Norway Point on Lake of Bays in Baysville, Ontario with the closed course running around Bigwin Island and covering ten kilometers per lap. The course was professionally surveyed and the complete run was monitored by scorekeepers recording times and distances traveled each lap, along with video cameras documenting the course and official time clock.
The distance Musters covered over one day equates to a blistering average speed of 127 km/h (79.5 mph), including stops for fuel and food along the way.