Cannonball Run record is broken SEVEN times over five weeks

A new record has been set for the infamous Cannonball Run after daredevil street racers took the empty roads during coronavirus lockdown to drive from New York City to Los Angeles in under 26 hours.  

The team, which was not named, reportedly averaged a speed of 120mph during the 2,800mi cross-country journey before successfully beating last month's record of 26 hours and 38 minutes.    

Not much is known about the new record holder, including the car they drove or the actual time, but the attempt marks the seventh time the record was broken in over five weeks.  

A new team has broken the Cannonball Run record after driving from New York City to Los Angeles in under 26 hours - beating last month's record of 26 hours and 38 minutes

A new team has broken the Cannonball Run record after driving from New York City to Los Angeles in under 26 hours - beating last month's record of 26 hours and 38 minutes  

Cannonball Runs, generally begin at Red Ball Garage in New York City and travel some 3,000 miles to the Portofino Hotel & Marina in Los Angeles County, California

Cannonball Runs, generally begin at Red Ball Garage in New York City and travel some 3,000 miles to the Portofino Hotel & Marina in Los Angeles County, California 

2013 record holder Ed Boilan revealed the record has been broken seven times in the last five weeks as more drivers have been taking on the challenge during the coronavirus lockdown

2013 record holder Ed Boilan revealed the record has been broken seven times in the last five weeks as more drivers have been taking on the challenge during the coronavirus lockdown 

Ed Boilan, who set a record in 2013 with a time of 28 hours and 50 minutes, revealed more drivers have been taking up the challenge after coronavirus lockdowns cleared roadways across the country. 

'Certainly, we had some over 110[mph] averages through states, they were over 120[mph] through several states,' he said on his YouTube channel last week. 

'They had over 30 spotters, an amazingly well-prepared car, and everything just went about as well as they could have hoped.'  

It comes after a team of three people set a new speed record last month, taking off from Red Bull Garage - the traditional race start point - in New York City around 11:15pm on April 4.  

Just a little over one day later, the team arrived at the traditional finish line a the Portofino Hotel & Marina in Redondo Beach, California. They have not publicly disclosed which route they took. 

The Cannonball Run, created in 1971 under the name 'Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shinning Sea Memorial Trophy Dash', is a cross-country race that involves people driving nearly 3,000 miles in the shortest amount of time possible. 

Creator Brock Yates, a former editor at Car and Driver magazine, would organize the illegal cross-country race four times throughout the 1970s. 

A photo shared to Facebook showed the teams car, a 2019 Audi A8 sedan (pictured), with two plastic marine fuel tanks in the trunk

A photo shared to Facebook showed the teams car, a 2019 Audi A8 sedan (pictured), with two plastic marine fuel tanks in the trunk

The team's record run was shown displayed on an iPad taped to the driver seat head rest

The team's record run was shown displayed on an iPad taped to the driver seat head rest 

David Diem and Doug Turner set a record of 32 hours and 7 minutes before Yates disbanded the races. The record remained untouched until 2006. 

In November of last year, Arne Toman, Doug Tabbutt, and Berkeley Chadwick broke the previous Cannonball Run record with a time of 27 hours and 25 minutes. 

Photos shared to Facebook showed a 2019 Audi A8 sedan with two plastic marine fuel tanks strapped into the trunk said to be the car used. 

'Word on the street there's a new cannon ball record yesterday at 26:38. Damn that's fast, wrote Rehv Mark, who has since deleted the

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