Alex Roy Breaks Racing Record in BMW

By: Ben Preiss - Published: Nov 18, 2007 • References: and foxnews
Alex Roy made his historic illegal “Cannonball Run” across 13 states, breaking the old record by more than an hour. Roy, a car enthusiast and rally driver, averaged 145 kilometers (95 miles) an hour on the 496 kilometer (2,794 mile) crossing from New York on the East Coast to Santa Monica, California, on the West Coast. He drove a 2000 BMW M5 marked with "Team Polizei" (German for 'police team') that he occasionally pushed to top speeds of 257 kilometers (160 miles) an hour.