Vesa Kivimäki from Finland has set the world record for driving his car on only two tires at 116 MPH! They don’t call him Crazy Vesa for nothing!Forty-one year old professional stunt driver Vesa Kivimäki recently teamed up with tyre manufacturer Nokian Tyres to attempt to break the world record for the Fastest side wheelie in a car – a record that has remained unbeaten for 19 years.
On an airport runway in Seinäjoki, Finland, the daring driver raced into the record books on two wheels at a blinding speed of 186.269 km/h (115.742 mph).Vesa says that he has been driving since the age of six and told Guinness World Records:
“It has been my dream for 15 years to be the record holder for the fastest side wheelie in a car.”The record was achieved in a diesel BMW 330 fitted with Nokian tyre, with the speed measured over a set distance of 100 metres (328 ft).
Vesa broke the previous record of 181.25 km/h (112.62 mph) that was set over a 100 m flying start by Göran Eliason from Sweden on the two wheels of a Volvo 850 Turbo in Såtenäs, Sweden back in 1997.