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Divisions

Wednesday, Oct. 30 2013

Electric Car Division – The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb recognizes the future of electricity in the automotive industry.  It is through this effort that constructors of electric vehicles may showcase their engineering excellence of these truly unique vehicles. There are 2 classes within the Electric Division.

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  • Electric Modified Class – This class features the cutting edge of electric technology as it applies to racing.

 

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  • Electric Production Class – This class will feature Production Electric vehicles that are readily available to the public. Very few modifications are allowed.

 

Pikes Peak Challenge Car Division – A new division for 2014, the Pikes Peak Challenge Division will encompass several different class options.

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  • Exhibition Class – In keeping with the mission statement of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, specifically to “demonstrate advancements in the practical application of motor sports technology,” the race encourages vehicles that don’t fit into one of its regular divisions to enter in the Exhibition Division.

 

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  • Open Wheel Class – The traditional race car on Pikes Peak. Their appearance ranges from an Indy car style to a dune buggies. Open wheel cars have competed in every Pikes Peak International Hill Climb since the first race in 1916. This is a very fast division.

 

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  • Pikes Peak Open Class – These cars may look like stock cars from the outside, but major modifications can be done to their engines, transmissions and suspension.

 

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  • Pikes Peak Vintage Car/Truck Class – These vintage race cars make us remember back to the glory days of Pikes Peak with cars like; Mustang, Cobra, Mercury and Lincoln too. Eligible cars are those manufactured in 1990 or earlier.

 

Time Attack Division – A division for production based two and four wheel drive vehicles, this division features the Time Attack 1 Class and Time Attack 2 Class.  Eligibility is restricted to close-bodied four-wheel vehicles.

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  • Time Attack 1 Class – This class will feature production based race vehicles with more modification and specialization than is seen in the Time Attack 2 Class.

 

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  • Time Attack 2 Class – This class will feature production based race vehicles with minor modifications allowed.

 

Unlimited Division – Anything goes in the Unlimited Division as long as it passes safety inspection. The Unlimited Division features the most exotic vehicles, most of them built specifically for this race. These race cars have the best chance of setting a new overall race record.  In 2011 Nobuhiro Tajima finally broke the elusive ten minute barrier setting an overall course record with a time of 09:51.278.  today the record is held by Sebastien Loeb with a time of 8:13.878.

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Pikes Peak Lightweight Motorcycle Division – A popular class with many riders. Two-stroke and four-stroke engines are eligible. Many older design machines of this size are successful in this race, but bikes off the showroom floor can also be competitive. Single and twin-cylinder engines are allowed.

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Pikes Peak Middleweight Motorcycle Division – New for 2014, this division will feature a wide range of motorcycles. Competitors are eligible to enter bikes with 1-4 cylinders and a displacement of up to 849cc.

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Pikes Peak Open Motorcycle Division – This is the top motorcycle division offered at Pikes Peak. This division will feature some of the fastest bikes available today.

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Pikes Peak Electric Motorcycle Division – The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb recognizes the future of electricity in the automotive industry.  It is through this effort that constructors of electric vehicles may showcase their engineering excellence of these truly unique vehicles. There are 2 classes within the Pikes Peak Electric Motorcycle Division.

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  • Electric Modified Class – This class features the cutting edge of electric technology as it applies to racing.

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  • Electric Production Class – This class will feature Production Electric vehicles that are readily available to the public. Very few modifications are allowed.

 

Pikes Peak Challenge Motorcycle Division – A new division for 2014, the Pikes Peak Challenge Motorcycle Division will encompass several different class options.

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  • Pikes Peak 250 Class – Don’t let the size fool you. There are motorcycles with bigger engines on Pikes Peak, but the Pikes Peak 250 class is fast and competitive. These machines are usually factory built for racing with two-stroke and four-stroke single or twin cylinder engines

 

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  • Quad Class – Essentially four-wheeled motorcycles, these machines are limited only by tread width and the use of an ATV engine of 500cc or less. Stability is aided by extreme weight-shifting by the rider. Cornering velocity is very high while the relative smallness of the engines hold down outright speed.

 

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  • Sidercar Class – Three wheels, two riders (“driver” and “passenger”), and one winning mission. The passenger (or aptly named “the monkey”) lets it all hang out in the turns, making for some interesting action. Sidecars are always a crowd favorite.

 

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  • UTV/Exhibition Powersport – This division includes Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs) and other vehicles that don’t fit perfectly in other Pikes Peak Divisions.

 

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  • Pikes Peak Vintage Motorcycle – This division includes 650cc-750cc 4-stroke twin cylinder bikes that would qualify for current AHRMA events.