DAZZLING DISPLAY: A record-setting, 2,800 pound firework launched high above Steamboat Springs, Colorado, lighting up the nigh sky to the cheers of the crowd gathered. https://t.co/nWU2Lu03qE pic.twitter.com/rddlqMn0dD
— ABC News (@ABC) February 10, 2020
World record firework in Steamboat Springs! Holy Cow! pic.twitter.com/39Zmy90DNr
— T (@tylerdrichard) February 9, 2020
A representative with Guinness World Records was present and presented project manager and financier Tim Borden with a certificate, validating the attempt successful.
Saturday’s display was Borden’s second attempt at beating the world record. On Feb. 9, 2019, he tried to launch the shell, but it exploded inside the mortar. The previous world record for the largest single shell is 2,397 pounds, which was launched in the United Arab Emirates on Jan. 1, 2018.