Motorcycle & Quad Tire Addendum

Monday, Apr. 17 2017

Motorcycle & Quad Tire Addendum

 Posted Online: 4/17/2017

Last Updated: 4/17/2017

Addendum to the 2017 Rule Book 4.17.2017-001

The below text in blue has been modified and added for the 2017 race under General Competition Rules; Motorcycle & Quad Safety and Construction; 4. Wheels & Tires; 4.A of the 2017 Rule Book.

GENERAL COMPETITION RULES

Motorcycle & Quad Safety and Construction

  1. Wheels & Tires –

A. DOT and manufactured race tires are allowed. No tire can be grooved or modified in any way.  Slick tires cannot be grooved or modified in any way. Grooving of tires manufactured with a tread pattern is allowed if grooving is done to tire manufacturer’s recommendations.

2017 Technical Inspection Sheets Bulletin

Monday, Apr. 17 2017

2017 Technical Inspection Sheets Bulletin

Posted Online: April 17, 2017

Last Updated: April 17, 2017

Technical Inspection Sheets:

The 2017 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Technical Inspection Sheets can be found here:

http://www.ppihc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017-Technical-Inspection-Sheets.pdf

Technical Inspection Reminders:

The Broadmoor PPIHC Technical Inspection will be held at The Broadmoor World Arena parking lot (located at 3185 Venetucci Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906) on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  PPIHC Technical Inspection is free and open to the public.

Prior to Technical Inspection, competitors must complete Registration in the Breckenridge Room at Hotel Eleganté (located at 2886 South Circle Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80906).  Competitors will not be able to go through Tech Inspection without first completing Registration.

During Registration, competitors will be given a Tech folder that they need to bring to Technical Inspection at The Broadmoor World Arena.  Competitors will not be allowed to begin Technical Inspection without their folder in hand.

NEW Pit Space Management Bulletin

Wednesday, Apr. 5 2017

2017 NEW Pit Space Management Bulletin

 Posted Online: April 5, 2017

Last Updated: April 20, 2017 (changes in red)

Please note, 2017 pit space and trailer management is completely new and different from prior years.  It is imperative that all competitors read this thoroughly.  Action is required on pit space requests for Race Day.

Practice Days Pit Information:

  • During Practice days, the following locations will be designated as pit areas:
    • Bottom Section – PPIHC Pits (No pit parking on the shoulder unless Premier Pit Row space has been reserved.)
    • Middle Section – Glen Cove
    • Top Section – Devil’s Playground (No parking outside of the Devil’s Playground parking lot.)
  • Practice day pit requirements:
    • No motor homes allowed for competitors or crew members.
    • Motorcycle Competitors – Combined length of tow/support vehicle and trailer cannot exceed 30 feet (more details below).
    • Car Competitors – Maximum combined length of tow/support vehicle and trailer is 60 feet (more details below)
    • Each competitor who has purchased Premier Pit Row space (shoulder along the side of the road) at the Start Line, has it reserved for Practice days as well as Race Day. It is crucial that no competitor park on pit row during Practice/Qualifying days unless you have purchased Premier Pit Row space.  Parking in the Bottom Section during Practice/Qualifying is restricted to the PPIHC pit area (unless Premier Pit Row space has been purchased).
  • Motorcycle-Specific:
    • Each entry will be limited to one (1) support vehicle during all Practice days. No additional vehicles will be allowed without prior approval.
  • The preassigned Start Line pit spaces/upgraded pit spaces/power pedestals discussed below are located inside the PPIHC pits, and are for RACE Day only. The PPIHC pit area at the Start Line during Practice days will not be preassigned.

Race Day PPIHC Pit Information:

  • Pit Space Parameters and Assignments FOR RACE DAY ONLY:
  • Each competitor (who does not choose an upgrade) will receive a 20’ (foot) X 12’ (foot) space for pit parking on Race Day. These spaces will be marked in the PPIHC Pit Area and at no time will any part of a competitor’s vehicle and/or pit setup be allowed outside of these space parameters.  All spaces will be preassigned.  PPIHC will not restrict what is inside of each pit space, but there is no leeway for extra space outside of these dimensions.
  • Gas Pump Area Parking:
    • PPIHC has arranged for an area to park and stage one tow vehicle and trailer outside of the pit area. Click here to view map.  Once the competitor has unloaded and pitted in their assigned space, one support vehicle and one tow vehicle can be stored at the Gas Pump area that can be found on driver’s right, one mile below the Start Line area.  Parking passes will be needed for this area (which will be picked up by the competitor during race week at Registration).
    • After the conclusion of the event on Race Day, as the competitors descend from the Summit and spectators are released for a downhill exit, there will be NO uphill traffic. All traffic, at the conclusion of the race, will be two lanes downhill on the Pikes Peak Highway.  In an effort to allow teams and competitors to load and exit post-race, PPIHC has worked with the Forest Service, Colorado Springs Utilities, and Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain, to allow for one-time access on a back road from the Gas Pump Area to the pits (one-way, uphill traffic only).  Click here to view map.  This road is a bit narrow, so trailers towed on this back road are limited to 30 feet. This will allow crew members to get their trailer and support vehicle up to the pit area to load.  These loaded vehicles will then exit the pits and join downhill traffic on the Pikes Peak Highway.  Once the race is completed, under no circumstances, is the following allowed:
      • Uphill traffic on Pikes Peak Highway
      • Downhill traffic on the access road
    • Competitors also have the option (as long as impounds do not occur) of bypassing the PPIHC pits, on their descent from the Summit, and going directly to the Gas Pump area to load. They may then exit down the Pikes Peak Highway. 
    • There is a shuttle that will run from the Start Line area (driver’s left just downhill from the pits) to take crew members to the Gas Pump Area on Race Day only. This shuttle will not run after the Competitors start their decent from the Summit and reach Glen Cove. Crews must plan accordingly.

Catamount Road Permit Parking

  • Each competitor will have the opportunity to purchase one parking pass for an additional car (no trailers) down Catamount Road (click here for map) for crew members. The cost for this is $25/car and is limited to one p
  • er competitor. The cars will be parked in the order in which they arrive.  Catamount Road is a dirt road which extends north from the pits.  All passengers in these cars must be fully prepared to walk uphill to the pit area as the parking could extend north over a mile.
  • This vehicle is also a good place to store extra supplies since it will be relatively close to the Pit Area.

Other Race Day Pit Amenities and Options:

  • Power:
    • A select few pit spaces come with access to power. The power pedestal and all outlets will be available to the competitor who purchases the pedestal.  A picture of the plugs and outlets available on each pedestal can be found here. To reserve a pit spot with power, the cost is $200.  The pedestals will be locked, but a key will be given to each competitor who purchases a power pedestal during Registration.  The PPIHC is not responsible for a blown fuse due to a power overload from competitor’s usage. PPIHC recommends that each competitor who purchases a power pedestal, also bring backup power.  To reserve and pay for a spot with power, click here.   Please note that no international adapters will be provided by PPIHC.  These power pedestals are not equipped to charge electric vehicles.
  • For competitors who wish to upgrade the space of their Race Day pit area, there are two options available:
    • Reserve Premier Pit Row Space
      • Premier Pit Row space is the area along the shoulder of the Pikes Peak Highway near the Start Line. It is reserved for PPIHC sponsors and available for purchase to a limited number of competitors.  Each competitor who purchases Premier Pit Row space will have access to this space for Practice and their specific Qualifying day (in the Bottom Section) as well as for Race Day.  For pricing and more information regarding Premier Pit Row Space, please contact Megan@ppihc.com.
    • ***SOLD OUT*** Upgrade to a larger pit area in the PPIHC Pits. Contact daniel@ppihc.com for waitlist information.
      • If competitors do not feel that the 20’ X 12’ space is sufficient, a select number of larger spaces are available for purchase. These spaces are 40’ X 12’, twice the length of the standard spaces.  The cost for an upgraded space is $500.  To purchase an upgraded space, please click here.

Action Items:

  • Please click here to select one of the following:
    • Standard Space (20’ x 12’) These will be pre-assigned and are provided at no additional charge.
    • Power (for standard space (20’ X 12’) or upgraded space (40’ X 12’). Pedestals are limited and may be purchased on a first come, first served basis.  Access to power will only be guaranteed for Race Day.
    • ***SOLD OUT*** Upgraded/expanded space (40’ X 12’). Contact daniel@ppihc.com for waitlist information. Upgraded spaces are limited and purchased on a first come, first served basis. The upgraded space is only available for Race Day.
    • Purchase a Catamount Road Parking Pass ($25 each)
    • Deadline: April 15, 2017

Next Steps:

  • Once all competitors have selected their pit choice, PPIHC will pre-assign pit spaces and setup requirements. All competitors need to be prepared to setup their pits on Saturday, June 24, 2017 between 12:00pm-6:00pm.  Specific setup arrival times will be based upon pit space assignment.  Additionally, this will allow ample time for competitors to coordinate with those pitting next to them to share resources as needed.

Competitor Awards Ceremony June 26, 2017

Wednesday, Mar. 22 2017

Competitor Awards Ceremony June 26, 2017

 Posted Online: March 22, 2017

 Last Updated: March 22, 2017

To celebrate the achievements of those competing in the 95th Running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, an Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017.  The Awards Ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Penrose House Pavilion located at 1661 Mesa Avenue in Colorado Springs.  A light breakfast buffet will be served.

The PPIHC is pleased to collaborate with Colorado Springs-based Glassical Designs to produce crystal trophies featuring the original Penrose Trophy design from the inaugural 1916 race.  In addition to the presentation of the crystal trophies, TAG Heuer, the PPIHC’s Official Timekeeper, will present the winners of watch-eligible divisions/classes with TAG Heuer Timepieces.

It will be the responsibility of all trophy/award-winning competitors and/or their teams to accept their award(s) at this ceremony.  All shipping/mailing costs incurred by PPIHC for shipping unclaimed awards will be passed along to the competitor/team.

 

2017 Radio Frequency Restricted Use Bulletin

Wednesday, Mar. 22 2017

2017 Radio Frequency Restricted Use

Posted Online: March 22, 2017

Last Update: March 22, 2017

Radio Interference/Frequency Use

In recent years, the PPIHC has encountered issues with internet and other communication devices due to frequency interference.

The following radio frequencies are restricted for PPIHC Official Use only throughout the 2017 Race and Practice Days:

  • 2412MHz-2484MHz
  • 5100MHz-5900MHz
  • 0GHz – 24.2GHz
  • 500MHz-151.700MHz VHF
  • 500MHz-157.700MHz VHF

The PPIHC may add additional restricted frequencies for internal PPIHC use only.  Competitors and teams will be informed if any restricted frequencies are added.

Use of mobile hot spots by competitors, race teams and/or spectators is not allowed during Race Week or Practice Days.

All-Weather Tire Requirement at Technical Inspection

Wednesday, Mar. 15 2017

All-Weather Tire Requirement at Technical Inspection

 Posted Online: March 15, 2017

Last Updated: March 15, 2017

The PPIHC would like to remind all entrants participating in the 2017 edition of the Race to the Clouds that they will be required to present tires appropriate for all possible weather conditions on Pikes Peak (including wet roads and cold temperatures) at Technical Inspection.

The specific rule regarding entries in the car program reads:

CAR & TRUCK SAFETY AND CONSTRUCTION

TECHNICAL REGULATIONS and SPECIAL RULES

  1. Tires
  1. All competitors will be required to also present tires at Technical Inspection that are appropriate for all possible weather conditions on Pikes Peak (including wet roads and cold temperatures). At the discretion of the Director of Competitor, Assistant to the Director of Competition, and/or Race Director, competitors may be required to use weather-appropriate tires during competition. If adequate tires are not presented, you may be denied the run.

The specific rule regarding entries in the motorcycle program reads:

MOTORCYCLE & QUAD SAFETY AND CONSTRUCTION

TECHNICAL REGULATIONS and SPECIAL RULES

  1. Wheels & Tires –
  1. All competitors will be required to also present tires at Technical Inspection that are appropriate for all weather conditions possible on Pikes Peak (including wet roads and cold temperatures). At the discretion of the Director of Competitor, Assistant Director of Competition, and/or Race Director, competitors may be required to use weather appropriate tires during competition. If adequate tires are not presented, you may be denied the run.

Competitor Gear Transportation Bulletin

Monday, Mar. 13 2017

Competitor Gear Transportation Bulletin

Posted Online: March 13, 2017

Last Updated: March 13, 2017

Van Information:

A van will be available to transport competitor gear from the Start Line area to the Summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain on Race Day.  If you have any gear you want to place in the van, it is important that you mark the gear with your name and race number.  All gear must be placed in the Olson Plumbing & Heating van before 7:00 a.m. on Race Day.  The van will be parked on driver’s right just uphill of the car pits at 5:45 a.m., and will depart for the Summit at 7:00 a.m. sharp.  After the race is completed, the van will follow the parade of competitors down to the Start Line area.  Any items still in the van will be placed by the VIP tent after the race.

Motorcycle Stands:

All motorcycle teams are encouraged to load stands into the competitor gear van going to the Summit on Race Day.   The use of stands will allow all motorcycles to be placed in one area and in turn will allow maximization of the limited space available to park four-wheeled vehicles.

Prohibited Items:

Do not use the van for tool boxes and/or extra car parts.

Risk:

The PPIHC is not responsible for any items placed in the van.  It is the competitor’s responsibility to retrieve their items.

Vehicles Originally Designed to Compete on a Dirt Course

Monday, Mar. 6 2017

Vehicles Originally Designed to Compete on a Dirt Course

 Posted Online: March 6, 2017

Last Updated: March 9, 2017

In keeping up with the transformation of the road surface/race course, and the types of vehicles being entered in the PPIHC, it has been determined by the Competition Committee that it is in the best interest of the event to transition away from vehicles that were originally designed with the intention of competing on Pikes Peak’s traditional dirt surface.  Unless major modifications have been made that would allow these vehicles to withstand the increased stresses placed on chassis and suspension components, it has been determined that the 2017 event will be the last year these vehicles will be allowed to participate.

Please contact Dan Skokan, PPIHC Director of Competition, with any questions or concerns at dskokan@ppihc.com.

FURTHER CLARIFICATION:

This bulletin will not affect competition during the 95th running of the PPIHC in 2017.  The intent of this bulletin is to forewarn past, present and future PPIHC competitors of modifications that may be made to the 2018 PPIHC Rule Book concerning the eligibility of vehicles that were originally designed with the intent of competing on Pikes Peak’s traditional dirt racing surface. 

It should also be noted that this bulletin is generally directed toward vehicles competing in the Car Program and only in unique instances may it affect the eligibility of potential entries in the Motorcycle Program.

Competitor/Crew Credential and Access Card Information

Friday, Mar. 3 2017

Competitor/Crew Credential and Access Card Information

Posted Online: March 3, 2017

Last Updated: March 3, 2017

Competitor Credential Information

  • Each registered driver/rider will receive one (1) Competitor credential.
  • Drivers/Riders receive four (4) extra Crew credentials at no additional charge.
  • Additional crew credentials may be purchased for $50/credential.
  • A $100 replacement fee is assessed for lost credentials.
  • All crew members must sign the RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY & ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT to receive a credential. (see below)
  • Competitors are responsible for their crew members. Competitors may be penalized for the action(s) of their crew members.

Electronic Waiver/Crew Credential Distribution

  • Crew credentials will now be distributed through the Competitor (Driver/Rider).  Here is how it works:
  1. Send your crew members the following link to sign the RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY & ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT electronically: https://www.smartwaiver.com/v/2017crew
  1. The deadline for submitting online crew credentialing is Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 10:00am (Crew members who miss the deadline must appear in person at Registration during Race Week to receive their credential.)
  1. If crew members do not want to or unable to sign up electronically, they may come in to Registration to sign the waiver in person, and pay the fee.
  1. No minor crew members, or their parent/guardian, will be permitted to sign the online waiver. All minors shall be required to appear in person at Registration with their parent or legal guardian to sign the PARENTAL CONSENT, RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.
  1. All Competitors are required to come to Registration before they proceed to Technical Inspection.
  • At Registration check-in, Competitors (drivers/riders) will be issued crew credentials to distribute directly to those crew members who signed the electronic waiver prior to the deadline.
  • The PPIHC registration office will give you, as the competitor, the number of credentials matching the number of people who have signed up electronically to be on your crew. PPIHC will not give you any credentials for any person who has not signed the electronic waiver.
  • PPIHC will require payment directly from the Competitor for any additional credentials that the Competitor wants to pick up and distribute. Competitors are required to pay $50 for any crew member listed over the allotted amount (4 for Drivers/Riders).  Competitors will not be allowed to pick up credentials for those who have not signed the online waiver.  All credentials must be paid for at the time of pick up.
  • Only Competitors will be allowed to obtain credentials for pre-registered crew members.
  • During Registration, Competitors will be asked to complete and sign the following statement:

“I, ________________ picked up _____ (number of credentials) for my crew members and will distribute them to those who have signed the PPIHC waiver electronically.  Distribution of any credential to anyone who has not signed the electronic waiver is subject to a $500 fine.”

Example:

Competitor, Bob Smith has e-mailed his crew the electronic waiver information and 7 people signed up to be on his crew.  At Registration, Bob will get his 4 free credentials and then will pay for the remaining 3 people.  Once PPIHC has verified that 7 crew members are listed under Bob’s name on the online form, Bob will be given 7 credentials to distribute and will then sign the statement that he has picked up the credentials.

Crew Credential Access during Race Week and Race Day

  • Crew Credentials will allow access through Gateway for all PPIHC Practice Days and Race Day.
  • Crew Credentials will allow for early access on Race Day, from 2:00am-3:00am. (NOTE: The Gateway opens to spectators at 3:00am. One lane uphill access only pre-race.)
  • Race Day ONLY: Crew credentials will NOT allow access above the Start Line area on Race Day (unless approved by PPIHC).  Anyone wishing to view the race from above the Start Line must purchase a regular Race Day ticket.  Anyone going beyond the Start Line on race day is deemed a spectator.
  • Crew credentials will not guarantee access to the Motorcycle Hot Grid and/or Car Takeoff Point. Access cards will be needed for those locations (see below).

Motorcycle Hot Grid/Car Takeoff Point Access

  • In order to better control the “Takeoff Point” and “Motorcycle Hot Grid”, PPIHC will provide access cards for each competitor to distribute to 4 members of their team. The access cards will have the Competitor’s race number and Division. These cards will allow access into the Motorcycle Hot Grid (for motorcycle competitors) and Car Takeoff Point (for car competitors) when the Competitor is preparing to take the green flag. Once the Competitor has received the green flag, those with access passes will be asked to leave the designated area.

Crew Credential Access on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain

(outside of PPIHC Sanctioned Activities)

  • Competitor and Crew credentials will not give access to Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain during normal business hours during Race Week.  The credentials will allow competitors and crew members though the Gateway for practice days and on Race Day.
  • Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain will be providing one (1) free pass – good for one (1) free admission for one (1) person – per registration that can be used during Race Week.  This pass will be included in the Competitor’s registration packet which will be available at Registration during Race Week.

2017 Practice and Qualifying Groups Bulletin

Friday, Feb. 24 2017

2017 Practice and Qualifying Groups

Posted Online: February 24, 2017
Last Updated: February 24, 2017

Race Week Practice Schedule and Groups:

Optional Sanctioned Practice: June 20th

Upper Section: Unlimited, Open Wheel, Pikes Peak Open

Middle Section: All Motorcycle Divisions and Classes

Bottom Section: Time Attack 1, Time Attack 2 Production, Exhibition

Practice/Qualifying Day #1: June 21st 

Upper Section: Time Attack 1, Time Attack 2 Production, Exhibition

Middle Section: All Motorcycle Divisions and Classes

Bottom Section (Qualifying): Unlimited, Open Wheel, Pikes Peak Open

Practice/Qualifying Day #2: June 22nd

Upper Section: All Motorcycle Divisions and Classes

Middle Section: Unlimited, Open Wheel, Pikes Peak Open

Bottom Section (Qualifying): Time Attack 1, Time Attack 2 Production, Exhibition

Practice/Qualifying Day #3: June 23rd

Upper Section: Unlimited, Open Wheel, Pikes Peak Open

Middle Section: Time Attack 1, Time Attack 2 Production, Exhibition

Bottom Section: (Qualifying): All Motorcycle Divisions and Classes

Qualifying/Practice Sections Defined: