Teenage Kart Racer Breaks Guinness' Fastest Slalom Record With a Porsche 718 Spyder
The world's fastest 50-cone slalom in a production vehicle was broken last month according to the Guinness World Record by a sixteen-year-old kart racer. Chloe Chambers was driving a new Porsche 718 Spyder when she achieved this incredible feat.
I just got a Guinness World Records title! It was for the fastest vehicle slalom at 47.45 seconds driving a Porsche 718 Spyder! This journey tested my mental, emotional, and physical strength… Thank you to my family, my team, and to Porsche for believing in and supporting me. pic.twitter.com/t04aePuOSk— Chloe Chambers (@ChloeCRacing) September 3, 2020
Chambers successfully completed the nearly half-mile (760 m) run in just 47.45 seconds on August 21, 2020. And this was no easy task to achieve! The slalom laid across a runway at New Jersey's Solberg Airport was 2,500 feet (762 m)long and had no less than 50 cones spaced just a little over 49 feet (15 m) apart from each other.
The cones were placed by professional surveyors while the Guinness staff watched Chambers' journey using a drone to make sure no cones were hit or scratched. The agreement was that Chambers would not be given penalties or second chances: she either did the whole run clearly or it simply did not count. Luckily for all, the little racer rose up to the occasion and broke the world record.