Ski-Doo Snowmobiler Breaks 24-Hour World Distance Record
Nick Musters covered a distance of 3,069 kilometers (1,907 miles) aboard the Ski-Doo MXZ, breaking 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. from 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 the 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. “Going that fast, for that long, is a true testament to the Rotax E-TEC engine’s durability and performance,” Muster stated. “This lightweight two-stroke engine was a real benefit as the sled didn’t wear me out muscling it around the course.”
Musters efforts were in support of the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation as he raised in excess of $12,000. “This was an amazing team effort and I want to thank all the people that supported and stuck by me as we waited for the weather to cooperate,” he said.