Ontario man to attempt to break snowmobile distance record
Nick Musters aims to break 24-hour record on Feb. 16
Story by Staff, Feb. 03, 2011Email a friend Print Friendly RSS
The current record, which was set by Matt Weidinger almost one year ago, is 1,804.9 miles (2,904.6 km). Musters’ attempt is being made is support of the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation.
Musters plans to begin his record journey at 9:00 am on Feb. 15, 2011 and end it 24 hours later. A 10-kilometer (6.21 miles) closed course is being used at Norway Point – Lake of Bays, Ontario (north of Toronto). The official track will be surveyed prior to the attempt by Robert M. McDermott Surveying Limited.
In order to validate the attempt there will be official timekeepers monitoring the run, recording each lap time and the cumulative distance, while other support members will be filming from multiple vantage points with the official time clock in view at all times. There will also be a personal GPS unit mounted on the rider.
The run will be made on a 2011 Ski-Doo TNT 800 E-Tec snowmobile provided by Northland Recreation and BRP. Musters will also be outfitted with the latest Technical Winter Wear from Ski-Doo and provided by BRP and Tek Vest.
For more information, visit 24ForBreastCancer.ca.
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