The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host the appearance of all-time driving legend Mario Andretti, along with 3-time World Accordion Champion Cory Pesaturo on Monday, May 30 during Indianapolis 500 Week as he attempts to set a new Guinness World Record.
Andretti is slated to drive the two-seater Dallara IndyCar, while Cory Pesaturo will play his custom accordion attempting to set a new Guinness World Record, for the fastest a vehicle has been driven with an on-board live performance, expected average speed will be 200 miles per hour.
Previously, Cory Pesaturo set a new Guinness World Record in 2017 for the longest accordion performance playing his accordion for over 32 hours, the event was sponsored by the RedBull Formula 1 team.
Also, in attendance to witness the feat will be one of the most renowned chassis builders in Motorsports history, Mr. Giampaolo Dallara, president of Dallara Automobili, S.p.A. and Dallara Motorsports, US. As a lifelong major motorsports enthusiast and historian, Cory Pesaturo has developed a personal friendship, over the past year, with both Mario Andretti and Giampaolo Dallara.
This Guinness World record attempt to give a live performance on board the fastest vehicle driven is particularly challenging because the accordion requires multiple human actions to play the instrument; these include both hands and arms using all the fingers while moving the accordion bellows in and out simultaneously while coping with the G-forces created by the speed of 200 miles per hour and handling the corners of the racetrack, and perhaps even reaching 220mph at the end of the straights.
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