Yesterday, pizzaiolos from across the country gathered at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, to break the Guinness World Record for longest pizza on planet Earth. This single sheet of dough, sauce, and cheese stretched more than 6,330 feet — that’s over a mile — around the racetrack, with the heat supplied by a gas convection oven on wheels. The pizza pit crew included Tony Gemignani of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco, Giulio Adriani of NYC’s Forcella mini-chain, and Jimmy DeSisto of nearby Venice Bakery in Torrance.
Throngs of pizza fans showed up to witness this marvel of American ingenuity, but sadly, only some of them got a chance to taste the finished product due to an organizational/scheduling snafu. Despite this hiccup, the event will surely go down in history as one of the greatest moments in American pizza making. By creating this seemingly endless pie, America snatched the gold from Italy, the birthplace of pizza, which set a new world record last year.