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#2128004 - 08/08/16 03:16 PM Re: 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb [Re: cudaracer42]
Consulier Offline
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Originally Posted By cudaracer42
Kevin Wesley, it was great to meet up with you once again and I hope we get to race at a future event. I know a guy with a Duster lemons car that is a lot of fun.


Great to see you again as well. I'm always open to running Lemons or Chump, give me a call.

The Vintage class definitely got the shaft (again) this year and I don't understand why. Just switch classes and come back to have some fun next year. We are already planning a return.
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#2130070 - 08/11/16 12:17 AM Re: 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb [Re: Consulier]
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I think the "blocks" you're asking about are hay bales that have been wrapped in a white plastic bag. The org started wrapping them after 2008 when Leonard Vahsholtz broke one at 16 mile and covered the course making for a slippery road.

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#2326901 - 06/26/17 10:29 AM Re: 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb [Re: Consulier]
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2017 edition of the Pikes Peak Hillclimb is complete. Fog, hail, and wet roads forced the finish line to be moved lower down the mountain some, but previous records still manage to stay intact.

The Pikes Peak Open class, which contains the classic cars along with others that don't fit into other catagories, was won by Peter Cunningham in a 2017 Acura TLX, placing 2nd overall. Second in class was Chris Lennon in a '73 Porsche 911 RSR, placing 25 overall. Third in class and 34th overall went to RJ Gottlieb in his '69 Camaro. Some of you may be more familiar with him and the moniker "Big Red" as this is probably one of, if not the first, pro touring build that has steadily been refined over the years.

Absent this year was Jess and the #42 Cuda and the Hot Rod Magazine Special Viper ACR in the Time Attack 2 class.

Whats interesting to see with the asphalt now is that the unlimited cars no longer are the dominate class with lowest times on the mountain. The top 5 spots were, Unlimited, PP Open, Open Wheel, Time Attack 1, and Motorcycle.

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#2327350 - 06/26/17 11:59 PM Re: 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb [Re: Consulier]
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So no mopars this year? I see some of the bikes are hauling...I just tried a Super Duke and it's scary on flat ground never mind a mountain road.
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#2327505 - 06/27/17 11:40 AM Re: 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb [Re: Consulier]
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Nope, no Mopars at all in any capacity.

Although there were six different motorcycle/ATV classes this year to match the six different automotive classes.

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#2337848 - 07/16/17 02:26 PM Re: 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb [Re: Consulier]
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I had a Pikes entry for Fiat and the car ended up getting pulled by Marketing, which sucked.

We did end up at Mt Washington where I finished 1st in class, set the class record and ended up 6th overall.

Here's some in car action...

Fiat 124 Abarth Rally Record Run
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#2338147 - 07/16/17 11:07 PM Re: 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb [Re: Consulier]
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Originally Posted By Consulier
I had a Pikes entry for Fiat and the car ended up getting pulled by Marketing, which sucked.

We did end up at Mt Washington where I finished 1st in class, set the class record and ended up 6th overall.

Here's some in car action...

Fiat 124 Abarth Rally Record Run


Nice! What was that like to drive?
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#2338940 - 07/18/17 09:17 AM Re: 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb [Re: MuuMuu101]
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Originally Posted By MuuMuu101
Nice! What was that like to drive?


It's a great car. Only the body panels are stock Fiat, engine is out of an Alfa 4c, $20k sequential SADEV gearbox, SADEV rear diff, 5 way adjustable dampers and completely custom front and rear subframe.

The car makes about 340 hp unrestricted and weighs 2,300 lbs with fuel.
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#2339791 - 07/19/17 01:59 PM Re: 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb [Re: Consulier]
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Wow!!!! Congrats Kevin!!! Minutes 4-5-6 exhilarating!!!
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#2513419 - 06/26/18 10:05 AM Re: 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb [Re: Consulier]
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So Kevin was back again this year in a 2018 Challenger running in Time Attack 1. He finished 11th in class and 46th overall at 11:38.6

Hail and visibility stopped the race at 3pm this year.

New mountain record was set by Romain Dumas at 7:57.1 in the VW ID R electric racer, beating the old record by 16 seconds.
Other class winners:
Peter Cunningham, Pikes Peak Open, 3rd overall 9:27.4
Paul Dallenbach, Open Wheel, 5th overall 9:37.1
David Donohue, Time Attack, 6th overall 9:37.2
Ray Evernham, PPC-Exhibiton, 18th overall 10:11.3
Travis Pastrana, Porsche Caymen GT4, Clubsport 10:33.9

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#2513652 - 06/26/18 07:16 PM Re: 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb [Re: TC@HP2]
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Originally Posted By TC@HP2
So Kevin was back again this year in a 2018 Challenger running in Time Attack 1. He finished 11th in class and 46th overall at 11:38.6

Hail and visibility stopped the race at 3pm this year.

New mountain record was set by Romain Dumas at 7:57.1 in the VW ID R electric racer, beating the old record by 16 seconds.
Other class winners:
Peter Cunningham, Pikes Peak Open, 3rd overall 9:27.4
Paul Dallenbach, Open Wheel, 5th overall 9:37.1
David Donohue, Time Attack, 6th overall 9:37.2
Ray Evernham, PPC-Exhibiton, 18th overall 10:11.3
Travis Pastrana, Porsche Caymen GT4, Clubsport 10:33.9


I'll let Kevin tell the story, but he had a transmission issue that required a restart in the middle of the run and coming out of corners in 6th gear...
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#2513738 - 06/26/18 10:35 PM Re: 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb [Re: Consulier]
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Met some of the VW folks at the last SOLO II race at PPIR. They were checking out their car there. They came by and checked some of the cars that were running. I haven't gone to the hill climb since they paved it. No that is not the reason that I haven't gone.
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