In the wake of the Group of Seven's historic pronouncement on fossil fuels, we're proud to bring you some even more groundbreaking news—the United States has taken the Burnout World Record from Australia.
That record was set back in January, and can be seen in the video above.
But before everyone guzzles Budweiser and starts waving the flag, we should qualify that the results of the record attempt are still unofficial, while sponsors Continental Tire and Memphis International Raceway wait for Guinness World Record officials to review the evidence and officially award the title. According to the press release dated June 9th, "A total of 114 cars of nearly every conceivable make and model jammed onto the Memphis International Raceway (MIR) track to unofficially break the world record for largest continuous tire burnout at Tuesday’s stop at the Hot Rod Power Tour."
Now, for the purpose of clarification, we're going to assume "nearly every conceivable make and model" really means maybe 20 different kinds of American muscle car. But at this point we have every reason to think the record attempt will be ruled a success—and that it probably was visible from space.
Something tells us the Aussies aren't going to take losing this distinction lying down. We'll update with video of the star-spangled burnout as soon as it's available. Stay tuned.