Like night follows day, Hot Wheels sets world records. Again and again.
This time Mattel’s action vehicle brand has created the world’s longest toy track in history at the Indianapolis 500.
Hot Wheels created the one-mile long, four-lane toy racetrack on Saturday, May 25th, to celebrate its World’s Best Driver Championship event.
Kids were invited from all over the US to race four toy-size cars around the track.
Coached by racing legends Mario and John Andretti, Christopher Bienusa, a 12-year-old from Alexandria, Minnesota, emerged as the victor.
Bienusa celebrated in traditional Indy 500 fashion – by drinking a bottle of milk and kissing the fabled Yard of Bricks on the speedway.
More than 1,000 pieces of custom-made Hot Wheels track were used to build the track. Alexandria Industries manufactured nearly 4,700 pounds of aluminum extrusions to withstand outdoor elements such as heat and rain.
Kids can also recreate the Hot Wheels World’s Best Driver Championship racetrack by visiting BuildYourTrack.com.
View the video of the world record here:
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