Race Smart Program Overview

Monday, Mar. 28 2016

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Letter to Riders

Race Smart Rider Assignments

If you are a competitor at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) wouldn’t you like to know what the two fastest motorcycle riders on the mountain are talking about at practice? Now, thanks to the PPIHC and Ducati you can.

As part of this year’s 100th Anniversary event, PPIHC debuts the Race Smart Program featuring the Pikes Peak Squadra Alpina (PPSA). The Race Smart Program will be available to all Motorcycle Division Competitors. The program will coordinate shared information between experienced teams and riders new to the PPIHC in order to accelerate the learning curve related to racing at the mountain for the first time.

PPIHC record holding riders Carlin Dunne and Greg Tracy along with fellow Pikes Peak Champions Micky Dymond and Gary Trachy comprise the Pikes Peak Squadra Alpina coaches for 2016.

Prior to race week the PPSA will be coaching rookies, and any rider who has questions, with advice on how to prepare for the race, sharing their team’s record setting plans and strategies. During race week, the PPSA will be at the Riders Meetings and at the On-Mountain practices to facilitate rider’s discussion about the course and the race.


Paul Livingston, Greg Tracy, Micky Dymond, Becca Livingston, Carlin Dunne, Gary Trachy


Pikes Peak Squadra Alpina:

Carlin Dunne: Amassing three consecutive overall motorcycle victories in 2011, 2012, and 2013, Carlin Dunne is the reigning PPIHC top time motorcycle record holder. One of only three motorcycle riders to break the 10:00 barrier, and still holds the fastest time ever for a motorcycle rider on the course, set in 2012. 9:52 overall time. Also competes in Road Racing, Dirt Track, Motocross, Trials, Speedway, and Downhill Mountain Biking.

Gary Trachy: 8 PPIHC victories including 2 course records. AMA Amateur National Motocross Champion 1996, AMA National SuperMoto Series, X-games SuperMoto competitor 2004-2007. Founder of the Gary Trachy SuperMoto School, creator of the SuperMoto 357 Instructional DVD.

Greg Tracy: 7 time Pikes Peak Champion. One of only three riders to break the 10:00 mark on a motorcycle; accomplished while racing with a broken back and fractured hip. The only person in the history of PPIHC to break the 10:00 mark both on a motorcycle and in a car. Accomplished Baja and Bonneville rider.

Micky Dymond: 3 time AMA National Champion. 2005 Pikes Peak Rookie of year, Overall winner, 750 class winner and new record of 12:12.00. PPIHC Competitor at 6 events. Member of the Winning 2014 RAAM 4 Man team, Coached a Blind Rider in a World Record Motorcycle Jump.

Paul & Becca Livingston: Fielded teams at Pikes Peak since 2006, including Team Spider Grips Ducati’s 2012 Record setting runs under 10 minutes. Veterans of numerous Bonneville and Baja race campaigns.

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