On a dry lake bed in Nevada, Jenkins managed to get his wind-powered vehicle up to an amazing 126.1 miles per hour, handily breaking the old record of 116 mph, which was set in 1999 by an American named Bob Schumacher. According to Jenkins, the event itself was rather uneventful, saying, "things couldn't have gone better." That's great, 'cause a machine like this traveling at that rate of speed sure sounds like it could be dangerous.
Now that Jenkins has successfully broken the elusive record, he's reportedly turning his attention to the ice. "There's still some debate as to whether traveling on ice or land will be faster," he said. Should be interesting to find out, no? Thanks for the tip, teeb!