Midweek Sport - - SPORT - By STEVE STIMP­SON news@sun­daysport.co.uk

A PETROL­HEAD has smashed a world speed record – in a SHOP­PING TROL­LEY.

Matt McKe­own, 52, found in a ditch and fit­ted it with a jet engine and go-kart wheels.

He set a new record of 45.55mph at Elv­ing­ton Air­field, North Yorks, and is now hop­ing to break the 60mph bar­rier.

Matt, of Ply­mouth, bought the £2,500 Chi­nook chop­per engine off ebay.

He reached a top speed of 48.4mph at the air­field but his aver­age mark is the new record.

Matt, who has run a go-kart­ing track for 30 years, said: “The idea came to me af­ter a cus­tomer came into our shop with a mo­torised bar stool.

“We played around with it and got a video up on our web­site and it was the most pop­u­lar thing we’ve ever done.

“So I thought why not make some­thing even more in­ter­est­ing.

“The at­ten­tion we are get­ting is just amaz­ing.”

OFF HIS TROL­LEY: Matt has fit­ted a Chi­nook he­li­copter jet engine to his su­perkart

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