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Jul
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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2013

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), is the second oldest motor sports race in America. This annual race consist of automobiles and motorcycles climbing to the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado. There are several classes that run, which consist of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and quads. The course is 12.42 miles long, with 156 turns that begin at 9,390 feet and finishes at 14,110 feet. This course is meant to test the driver as well as their vehicle as altitude becomes a major factor during this hill climb. Recently, Sebastien Loed set the new Pikes Peak record in the Unlimited class, finishing the course in a time of 8:13.878. In the Unlimited class there are no forms of restrictions.  If built to certain safety regulations, any car can qualify for this class. When saying, “Pikes Peak Car” it usually is referring to the Unlimited class.

Source:  Pikes Peak International Hill ClimbRoadandTrack.com

 

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