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The 100mph lawnmower that aims to smash world speed record next month

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London, Apr 28(ANI): Don Wales is confident of smashing the lawnmower land speed record next month with his petrol-driven beast.

Codenamed Project Runningblade, Don's test runs have seen him reach more than 60mph, but he expects to hit 100mph when he pushes his mower to the limit.

The current record belongs to American Bob Cleveland, who has hit 80.7mph.

Talking about his practice run, Don said: "This was the first time I had seen the machine, the first time I had turned the wheel in anger and it went very well."

"Speed wasn't the issue. This was a shakedown to make sure everything was working OK," The Sun quoted Don, as saying.

"We learned a lot about the vehicle and we know what we have to do to get to the record. There's a month to go before we try for real so there's plenty of time to get it right," he added.

The 49-year-old, who will make his run over the weekend of May 22 at Pendine Sands, said the feat he is trying to achieve is dangerous.

"At 60mph it's just like driving a go-kart. The big challenge will come when we make the jump from 80mph to 100mph. That's when it gets a little more scary," he added. (ANI)

Story first published: Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 18:57 [IST]
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