Kristján Stefánson, a driver for Kvartmíluklúbburinn (The Quarter Mile Club), has set a world record in sand drag, RÚV reports. Kristján set the record last September but it was not confirmed until this week when it was officially registered by World Sand Drag News.
Kristján competes in the A/SPort Modified division where drivers compete over a distance of 100 metres in the sand. Last September, at Sandspyrnugljúfrið, Kristján crossed the finish line in a record 3.794 seconds. He reached speeds of 87.41 miles per hour (roughly 140 km per hour), which is also a record. The Motor Racing Association of Iceland broke the news earlier today.
Kvartmíluklúbburinn was founded on July 6, 1975. The inaugural meeting was held at Hotel Loftleiðir. That same year the club best hosting car shows and sand drag competitions.