16 Year Old Brings Slalom World Record Back To USA

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When it comes to records in the car world, you have your top speed, your 0-60 mph, your quarter mile, even 0-200 kph–which is 124 mph–these are all stats that people might know. The slalom record? Well, now you will.



a man riding on the back of a car: Kart racer Chloe Chambers pilots a Porsche 718, beating the previous record by more than a half second.


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Kart racer Chloe Chambers pilots a Porsche 718, beating the previous record by more than a half second.

On August 21st a 16-year-old kart racer named Chloe Chambers broke the Guinness World Record record for a slalom–a series of 50 cones, 50 feet apart–with a time of 47.45 seconds. The previous slalom record was held be a man in China, who drove a Chevy Camaro RS to a time of 48.114 seconds. A Guinness worker was on hand with Porsche and Chambers to adjudicate, and the timekeeping was done by Racelogic.

The 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder Chambers drove was stock, including the tires, meaning it was working with a 4.0-liter flat-six making 414 hp and with a six-speed manual transmission.



a airplane that is driving down the road: Kart racer Chambers took to the full-size vehicle well.


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Kart racer Chambers took to the full-size vehicle well.

“It looks easy, but it’s really not – to weave between 50 cones as fast as possible, trying to beat a record time and knowing I couldn’t touch a single one for the run to count – I definitely felt the pressure,” Chambers, who began racing at 7, said. “Everything came together on my final run.”

Check out a video of the run below.

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