With the PPIHC a month behind us and the Revvolution.com full-length social film in our sights, we wanted to push another teaser out there to make sure nobody forgets what the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is all about. Short and sweet, we just want to give you a glimpse into what's in store in the coming weeks. Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel so you get all of our updates!
As to the social media partners of the 91st Running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, we couldn't help ourselves but put out a teaser showing the things to come from Team Revvolution. Stay tuned for a few more teasers along with a full-length feature highlighting this year's amazing event. Subscribe to our channel now!
Friday was the final day of practice and qualifying for the competitors in this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC). With one remaining group of classes yet to be covered, Team Revvolution cruised up to the middle of the mountain, where we shot the classes’ final sessions before race day on Sunday. With our attention back on the racecar competitors, we covered the Pikes Peak Open, Open Wheel, Electric, Exhibition, and Pikes Peak Vintage classes.
The 10-minute barrier stood for a long time, like a carrot dangling in front of those competing in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. In the Unlimited Class, it taunted Rod Millen and Monster Tajima for years, letting them get within seconds ever since Millen posted a 10:04 in 1994. Finally, in 2011, Monster finally broke through with a 9:51 run in his extreme Suzuki SX4. What’s most significant about this record is that he broke the barrier before the course was paved.
Yesterday, the race up Americaís Mountain officially began! It marked the first official Pikes Peak International Hill Climb practice and qualifying session where the competitors had an opportunity to record their times via the official timing body and assess the strengths and weaknesses of the teamsí vehicles. As valuable tuning and tinkering time wears thin, weíve now entered crunch time, just four days away from the main event. Many of the competitors have participated in sanctioned (and private) but officially untimed practice sessions over the past month, but yesterday marked the first mandatory practice day.