Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Blind Trucker Sets World Record After Incredible Stunt

A BLIND man sped into the record books after driving a truck at 120mph.

Mike Newman, 53, set the landmark after clocking the amazing speed in the 5.5-tonne specially-adapted racing wagon.
The dad-of-two, who has been blind since birth due to glaucoma, was alone in the cabin but got instructions by radio from racer Dave Jenkins who followed in a car.
After trial runs went well at Elvington airfield, near Pocklington, East Yorks, Mike tried to hit the golden 100mph target.
But his runs went better than planned as he hit a top speed of 120mph.

It is Mike’s eighth world record, seven of which are Guinness World Records. He has already flown a plane, ridden a motorbike at 89mph, raced a boat at 93mph and driven a car at more than 200mph.
He said: “It’s a great privilege to be surrounded by these fantastic supporters.”
Gina Campbell, 69, daughter of the legendary land and water speed record holder Donald Campbell, was among the spectators.
She said: “It is something quite extraordinary.”

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