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February 7, 2011
Sledder Attempts To Break Snowmobile Record
What: Nick Musters will be attempting to break the current Guinness World Record for the furthest distance traveled by an individual rider on a snowmobile. This attempt is being made in support of The Kelly Shires Foundation.
When: Feb. 15, 2011 at 9 a.m. through Feb. 16, 2011 at 9 a.m.
Where: Norway Point - Lake of Bays, Ontario (From Toronto: Travel North on Highway 400 toward Barrie. Continue on Highway 11 North toward Huntsville. Exit No. 193 onto Highway 117 toward Baysville. Turn left at Glenmount Rd. and continue on Old Highway 117 until the base camp is reached).
Planned Course: The attempt will take place on a closed course encompassing Bigwin Island that is approximately 10 km in length. The official track will be surveyed prior to the attempt by Robert M. McDermott Surveying Limited.
Attempt Data: In order to validate the attempt there will be official timekeepers monitoring the run, recording each lap time and the cumulative distance, while other support members will be filming from multiple vantage points with the official time clock in view at all times. There will also be a personal GPS unit mounted on the rider.
Support Staff: Top performance and safety will be made possible with the help of qualified support staff including: Bombardier Certified Technicians, EMS paramedics, fuelling personnel, local trail grooming staff and an event coordinator. Constant communications will be made available via high end radio systems provided by Racing Radios.
Equipment: The run will be made on a 2011 Ski-Doo TNT 800 E-Tec snowmobile generously provided by Northland Recreation and BRP. Nick will be outfitted with the latest technical winter wear from Ski-Doo and provided by BRP and Tek Vest.
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