ROLL: From left: Cameron Drage, A&P Society President Dale Stronach, Secretary Judi Armstrong, Elaine Quick and Ken Goodwin practice their tyre rolling before main event which will happen on Warracknabeal Show Day.
ROLL: From left: Cameron Drage, A&P Society President Dale Stronach, Secretary
Judi Armstrong, Elaine Quick and Ken Goodwin practice their tyre rolling before main
event which will happen on Warracknabeal Show Day.

WARRACKNABEAL is set to break a Guinness World Record on Show Day on October 6.

The record that organisers hope will be broken is the “Most people simultaneously rolling car tyres”.

The attempt will take place on the Warracknabeal Showgrounds following the Grand Parade, which starts at 3.30pm. Any people interested in helping break this record are urged to register their interest at the Administration table near the Secretary’s office on Show Day or prior by calling Show Secretary Judi Armstrong on 0431 111 924.

The current record is 323, set by a group of people in Japan late last year. Thanks go to Mushy’s Tyre Service for donating and helping with the tyres for the attempt. Anyone who can roll a tyre is urged to participate, from nine years old to 109.

The tyres need to be rolled over a distance of 100 metres and must not drop to the ground at any stage during the attempt.
“The idea is to break the record and there are no time limits,” Warracknabeal Show
Secretary Judi Armstrong said.
“We don’t want to rush anyone into finishing. So whether it takes us five minutes or fifty, we just want to be able to say we broke the record,” she said.

Once the record has been attempted, it can take up to 12 weeks to get an official result due to the fact that the result must be sent to officials, who comb over the evidence to make sure the record has been attempted correctly and broken.

The news will then be relayed to the Warracknabeal Herald and  Rainbow Argus for everyone to hear whether
the attempt was successful.

“Everyone needs to understand that as this is the first time organisers are trying for a Guinness World Record, we’re still new to the process. So it might take some time on the day to get everyone
organised and sorted,” Judi said.

“But we hope the process
will be relatively smooth on
the day.”

Once the record has been attempted, Show goers are invited to continue on their usual Show Day business, whether that’s visiting the pavilions to see the wide variety of skills locals have the animals on display, or sideshow alley.
“I look forward to seeing the people of Warracknabeal and surrounds come together and hopefully achieve something incredible,” she said.