Latest News From Pikes Peak Three-Time Champion Dave Carapetyan Will Be Back For The 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb – Moving to Unlimited Division

Monday, Jan. 28 2013

Colorado Springs, January 28

Three-time Pikes Peak Open Division champion Dave Carapetyan (Austin, Texas), will be back on Pikes Peak this summer after missing the nation’s second-oldest motor sports race in 2011 and 2012.

The 25-year-old Rally Ready driver won the rugged Pikes Peak Open field in 2008, 2009, and 2010, but complications kept him out of the event last year when Romain Dumas set a new division record of 9:46.181.

Carapetyan is switching to the high-profile Unlimited Division this summer, driving a 2013 four-wheel drive Rally Ready PP9 with a Mitsubishi engine to tackle the now fully-paved 12.42 mike course on Pikes Peak.

He’ll be in an Unlimited division that now has 15 entries for the June 30 race, and it includes the likes of Rhys Millen, who set the all-time mark last year in winning the Time Attack division with a blistering 9:46.164 clocking and also moving up to Unlimited, second place finisher Cody Loveland, 2011 third-place winner Jean Philippe Dayraut (France), and veterans including Kris Antal (Hungary), Britain’s rally vet Mark Rennison, 2012 Exhibition Powersport champion Doug Siddens, and Colorado Springs veteran Jimmy Keeney.


Get Tickets Now

Fans of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb can purchase tickets now for the June 30, 2013 race and assure themselves a spot on the Peak for what promises to be the best in the event’s long and storied history.

General admission seats are priced at $40.00 each, and the popular Family Four-Pack is priced at $135.00 when purchased in advance.

Tickets may be purchased on the PPIHC official website:

Camping permits, sold on a first-come, first-served basis, are available at $100.00 each.

(Note, PPIHC policy for the Family Four-Pack mandates that all four people must be in one vehicle on race day and each occupant in a vehicle with a camping permit must also have a race ticket.)

Race tickets are required for anyone 10 years of age and older.

The popular Fan Fest will be staged on Friday evening, June 28, in downtown Colorado Springs.

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