Like some kind of cross between NASCAR and Evel Knievel, Eric Scott of Jet Pack International recently set a new speed record for jetpacks: A surprisingly-fast 61 MPH.

The jetpack in question only has enough fuel (mostly hydrogen peroxide converted to water) for about 30-40 seconds of flight, so even though he claims the jetpack achieves about 800 horsepower, he only gets up to 61 MPH. Still, that's far faster than we would have thought, given Mark's experience, but evidently this is an entirely different kind of jetpack. [MAKE]