West Richland-Made Care In Guinness Book of World Records
WEST RICHLAND, Wash. -- A car made in West Richland has raced its way into the Guiness Book of World Records.
The Sand and Sage Sports Club members are proud that the record-breaking car was made here in the Tri-Cities by West Richland's Jared Shelby.
They say most of these types of cars are made in Europe.
But, on September 13th, Jared Shelby's Ultimate Aero Twin Turbo flew down Highway 221 near Paterson at speeds of 256 miles per hour. That broke the old record of 253 miles per hour.
The driver of the record setting trip, Chuck Bigelow, is from Richland. The car can hit 60 miles per hour in under 3 seconds and 0 to a 100 in under 12. A normal car has about 150 horse power while the Ultimate Aero hits almost 1,200.
This car doesn't come cheap though. The record setting car cost about $500,000 to build. And lots of people have taken notice, Bigelow and Shelby have been invited to be on the Jay Leno show sometime in the next couple weeks.