Rhys Millen and Paul Dallenbach, perennial all-stars at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, had to battle the elements in the 100th running of the race, with the track covered in fog and precipitation.
It didn’t stop either driver from making their runs, but it did present some formidable challenges.
Rhys won his class in the 2016 E-Motion Porsche GT3R TT in a time of 10:52.664, which was good enough for 6th place overall. As he explained, however, he and his team had put up some amazing times earlier in the week when the course was dry. “Getting the win doesn’t feel victorious in these conditions, but what the team achieved earlier on in the week sure does,” he said. “Fastest in class in all 3 sections, a new class qualifying record and a pace that would have put us a tic below 9 minutes on a dry road would have lowered the class record by 24 seconds.”
Afterward, Rhys posted this video of the race from inside his car to Instagram:
Meanwhile, Paul completed the race in his 2020 Sierra Alpha second best in the Open Wheel division, finishing with a time of 11:06.387. As he detailed after the race, he had a scary moment where he lost the road momentarily.