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Edible race cars break Guinness records in Washington state

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Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A Washington state casino broke two Guinness World Records when it celebrated the opening of its new parking garage with a race between two cars that were 91% cake.

The ilani casino, located near La Center, held a race between two replica Formula One cars, each one consisting of a cake body mounted on an aluminum chassis.

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The Cowlitz Indian Tribe, which owns the casino, said each car was 91 percent edible to ensure they met Guinness World Records qualifications that required the cars to be 90% edible in order to set the records for the fastest edible vehicle and longest distance covered by an edible vehicle.

Formula One driver Michael Andretti drove the car that broke the records. The vehicle was a replica of a car he drove during a championship season. The other car was a replica of a car once driven by his father, Mario Andretti.

Andretti's cake car reached a top speed of 17.08 mph and traveled a distance of 349.81 feet to break the records.

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The cake was donated to Share Vancouver, a nonprofit specializing in food access.

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