More than 70 cars convened Tuesday to help set a new world record in donut spinning.
Seventy-five cars performed simultaneous donuts for more than 15 seconds, breaking the previous world record of 57 cars, which was set in Queensland, Australia, in 2010. .
Watch a video of the daring feat, at right.
The cars were piloted by drifters from across Northern California who participate in the raceway’s weekly Sonoma Drift powered by NOS program. The program, which is in its second consecutive year, provides drifters a safe, legal and controlled environment in which to hone their skills.
More than 200 fans were on hand to witness the record breaking attempt, which took place in the raceway’s main paddock under cloudy skies. All drifters and spectators were admitted free into the raceway.
“That was a blast. With all the smoke and all the cars doing donuts simultaneously; I’ve never seen anything as big as that,” said professional drifter and San Francisco native Calvin Wan. “That was just a great time.”
Drifting continues on Wednesday for the third week of Sonoma Drift powered by NOS action. Drifting runs alongside the STP Wednesday Night Drags for most Wednesday evenings through Nov. 14. Gates open at 4 p.m. Drifters can pre-register online at InfineonRaceway.com/SonomaDrift or by calling 800-870-RACE (7223).