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World Record Set At BMW Performance Center

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A World Record was set at the BMW Performance Center Saturday afternoon. A World Record was set at the BMW Performance Center Saturday afternoon.

A World Record was set at the BMW Performance Center Saturday afternoon.

Officials with the BMW Charity Pro-AM stated that Johan Schwartz of Denmark completed 322.5 laps for 51.278 miles to break the world record for the longest vehicle drift. Schwartz bested the previous record of 6.95 miles, officials said.

Schwartz, who is also a instructor with the  BMW Performance Center, drove the BMW M5 and began his attempt at the record at 1 p.m. and finished about 40 minutes later. All the proceeds raised from the attempt will go to benefit next week's BMW Charity Pro-AM Tournament and local charities.

Schwarz began his racing career on his family farm as a child and started racing full-time in 2001 when he started Endurance Karting. He has raced in SCCA, Grand Am and will be participating in the MINI World Challenge support series for Indy car. 

 

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