Pikes Peak Hillclimb (highlights), 1995,
Does anyone else miss it when it was dirt? Really bad weather that year, they moved the finish line down the mountain from the summit to Devil's Playground. Most folks got under 10min that year. since the course was a lil' short. There is an Unser, a couple of Dallenbachs, and a Mears. Seems appropriate, considering what I'd heard of racing "families" back then. I also see Jeff Zwart dragging a 911 up the hill. Tajima and Millen are there, too.
2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb June 26th
Footage from the 89th Pike's Peak International Hill Climb on Saturday, June 26h, 2011. This spot is between Ski Area and Glen Cove at 10,900 Feet. This year Monster Tajima broke the 10 minute barrier with a time of 9:51. Also 2011 was the last year for a dirt and tarmac track. In 2012 the entire track will be tarmac. Be sure and check out my videos from fan fest and the decent of the racers and subscribe for more rally videos!! Overview of Pike's Peak from Pike's Peak official website- http://www.usacracing.com/ppihc/about/overview The race is run on a 12.42 mile course with 156 turns that begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,110 foot summit of America's Mountain; Pikes Peak! As the drivers climb toward the summit, the thin air slows reflexes and saps muscle strength. The thin air also robs engines of 30% of their power at the summit. Competitors and vehicles must be in top shape simply to finish...let alone win! This year the race has 11 classes and features a variety of automotive, semi truck, exhibition, open wheel, super stock car, pro truck and motorcycle classes with a field approaching 200 competitors.
Climb - Pikes Peak Hill Climb with a Monster
Ride on the bumper of a screaming 910hp, Twin-turbo, All-wheel Drive, 150 mph Suzuki SX4 as it races up one of the world's most dangerous hills. An attempt by the "Monster" to break his own record of 10:01:41... COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (June 29, 2010) -- For the fifth consecutive time, Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima combined experience, skill and Falken Tires to claim overall victory in the 88th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Although he did not set a new Pikes Peak record, one day before his 60th birthday, Tajima continues to hold the current overall record for reaching the peak, beating hill climb veterans Paul Dallenbach and Rhys Millen in the Unlimited Class. He drove his new 910-hp Monster Sport Suzuki SX4 Hill Climb Special on Falken WildPeak A/T tires, the powerful new line of all-terrain, all-season tires Falken launched this past April. Following Exhaustive tests in a Japanese wind tunnel facility, Monster's 2010 Pikes Peak race car underwent extensive aerodynamic changes to better adapt to the modified road surface on the race to the clouds, which assumed a smoother tarmac and less gravel than last year. Thinning air ascending the mountain robs most motors of their power by 30 or more percent, but the increase in horsepower over last year's race car helped push the driver forward.
2011 Mount Baldy Spring Hill Climb, 1st round passes
Action from the the M.S.B.A. hill climb at Silver Lake Michigan