Local Go Kart Racer Breaks World Record

Trey Shannon with his record setting kart.
Trey Shannon with his record setting kart.

Roanoke is now home to a unique world record thanks to the efforts of resident Trey Shannon who recently undertook a 24 hour Guinness World Record attempt for driving a kart solo at the New Castle Motorsports Park in central Indiana. Circulating around a 0.919-mile course, Shannon drove to a new record of 847.318-miles to beat the previous record, set by Lloyd de Boltz-Miller of the UK roughly one year ago. More importantly, Shannon was able to raise money and awareness for Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA).

“It’s an unbelievable feeling to bring this record here to the United States,” said Trey after completing the 24 hour drive. “I really have to thank everybody who was involved in this event, as there’s no way I could have done this without the contribution of everyone involved. My team was absolutely stellar . . . It is such an honor to accomplish this World Record for the Tourette Syndrome Association, and I can’t thank them enough for everything they did to help make this event a success.

Trey ran a total of 922 laps (847.318-miles) to beat the old record by 46 miles. During many of the stops, Shannon spent time with trainers to help keep his body stretched and hydrated throughout the record-breaking attempt

Supporters can visit the 24 Hours for TSA website at www.kart24hour.org to get more details about the 24 Hours for TSA event and make donations to the Tourette Syndrome Association. It’s not too late to make a donation.