JCB Fastrac 800 sets new land speed world record

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(Photo from JCB)

135 miles an hour might not sound that fast for a race, unless you’re racing in a tractor.  But for tractors, that’s the new official world record for speed (just ask Guinness).

The rig that set it?  A JCB Fastrac 8000 with a little tinkering under the hood.  And if there was a Back Forty 500, that tractor would win it.

The driver behind the wheel?  Guy Martin, not a farmer, he usually races motorbikes (you might recognize him from British TV).

The fuel that made it go?  Even though the engine got a little tweaking, from engineers who normally work on Formula 1 race cars, it runs on the same diesel fuel as a normal tractor.  Well, if you’re a farmer.