An Ohio-based team officially broke the Guinness World Record Saturday night (August 6) for fastest monster truck, according to WKBN-TV.
A local monster truck team called "Bad Habit" unveiled their newest truck a few weeks ago: The first-ever Jeep Gladiator Monster Truck. On Saturday, driver Joe Sylvester took the new truck out for a spin at the 45th annual Cornwell Tools Night Under Fire event. That's where he broke the Guinness World Record for the World's Fastest Monster Truck by going 101.84 miles per hour. The event was held at Summit MotorSports Park in front of 40,000 people.
It took time and engineering for him and his team to accomplish the feat. “We always just want to try to keep pushing the limits of the vehicle and of the sport, and keep on giving people a good show,” Sylvester said (via WKBN-TV). “That’s what we do, we’re in the business of entertainment — people pay us to come see us put on a show with these trucks, and every time we get out on the track, we just try to keep upping our performances.”
The previous record, set by driver Bryce Kenny, was 100.31 miles per hour. It was set at Great Clips Mohawk Warrior in Bradenton, Florida, in 2020.