(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.