Dyer breaks record after racing through the night

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Ryan Dyer broke the world record for the number of laps around an indoor go kart track in 24 hours at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday after racing about 20 hours.

Dyer plans to go past the record of 375 laps and reach 400 laps. He said he will continue racing all 24 hours, even though he broke the record at 9:15 a.m.

"I saw an article about the last world record and I showed it to the owner of the Maine Indoor Karting arena. I told him I wanted to do it and fundraise with it," said Dyer.

Dyer took a break every 125 laps to drink some caffeine and fuel, but said his adrenaline kept him awake throughout the night.

"A lot of water and Gatorade has been helping," he said.

He started his race one o'clock on Monday afternoon and will drive until 1 p.m. Tuesday. He is not only racing to break a world record, but to raise money and awareness for the Maine chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Dyer's grandmother passed away from Alzheimer's in November, and he has several friends and co-workers who have been impacted by the disease as well.

Dyer is accepting donations and welcomes people to race against him. Visit his fundraising page Race Against Alzheimer's for more information.


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