Staunton Man Attempts to Break Record for Longest Hot Wheels Track
STAUNTON, Va (WVIR) -
Tiny cars could very well be one Staunton man's ticket into the history books.
He was hoping to break the Guinness world record for the longest hot wheels track.
The car did not make it all the way down the track. But the man behind it all this says that's okay.
The track is set up in the Staunton mall parking lot. It’s 2,000 feet long, nearly half a mile.
It took two years and thousands of dollars to build.
Barry Dubit, the man who organized this world record attempt, is doing it as a way to raise money for the Michael J. Foxx Foundation. He is living with Parkinson’s disease.
“Just because I’m diagnosed with a disease doesn't mean I’ve stopped living, so I wanted to keep doing things and keep moving forward and I thought of this way to bring some awareness to the disease and have some fun doing it, and hot wheels are my passion,” said Dubit.
He had to follow some very specific rules to try to qualify for the Guinness record book.
He got four official tries; unfortunately all of them fell a little short.
All of this was complicated by some overnight winds which knocked over part of the track.
They had to rebuild it Saturday.?
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Sean Cudahy joined the NBC29 news team as a general assignment reporter in April 2014. Full Story
Sean Cudahy joined the NBC29 news team as a general assignment reporter in April 2014. Sean returns to Charlottesville after four years at American University in Washington, D.C., but central Virginia is his home. He grew up in Albemarle County, graduating from Albemarle High School in 2010. Email/Follow on Twitter/ Full Story
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