The 96th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is in the books, and once again, Drivers Inc.’s representatives did the group proud.
Rhys Millen grabbed headlines by breaking the Production SUV record in a Bentley Bentayga, running at an average speed of 66.5 mph and finishing the course in 10:49.902. Compare that to the previous record holder—Drivers Inc’s Paul Dallenbach—who took a 2014 Range Rover Sport through the mountaintop in 12:35.610.
You can experience Rhys’s record run first hand here:
Participating in his 25th race, Paul Dallenbach made a splash as well, finishing first in his class (PPC-Open Wheel) and fifth overall in 9:37.135.
Tony Brakohiapa took fifth in his class (Time Attack-Time Attack 1) and 22nd overall with a time of 10:17.183. He posted a number of photos after the race—be sure to flip through them on his Instagram channel, https://www.instagram.com/tonyb_racing/.
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Another @pikespeakhillclimb race under the belt! Third time was almost a charm! The positive take aways were the car did not overheat! A victory in and of itself! My crew was awesome and practice week was pretty drama free for us. Come race day mother nature had her own ideas! Rain was looming most of the morning and mid-day, but 2/3rds of the field made it to the summit with clear skies. The last handful had to wait for the hail and rain storms to pass then only allowed to go half way up the mountain. See snowy pics from the summit. My run wasn’t too bad. Finished 5th out of 20+ drivers in my class, 22nd overall. My time was a 10:17 (goal was sub-10) with significant brake fade half way through the run and a broken exhaust manifold! 🤬 A sub-10min run is no doubt doable! Now for the 1400 mile road trip home! Big thanks to my awesome crew and amazing sponsors! @coop32terry @mp.co @sterling_autowerks @jcfabworks @av8.supercars @turbobygarrett @aprperformance @armageddonturbo @eibachusa @pirelli_motorsport @igniteracingfuel @simraceway @turn1club @driversinc @trufiber @trufiber4life @advancedclutch @rhrperf @snow_performance @cortexracing @robbholland3 @eliteautosalon @mylifeatspeed @aimtire @winecountrymotorsports @timholmesdesign @ericreyesdesign #fordperformance #fordmustang #racingmustangs #hillclimbracing
Greg Tracy posted a DNF in the PPC-Open Wheel class, but did publish a video of his vehicle prior to the race that showed a lot of promise.
Next year is a new year…