Discount Tire , Hankook Tire USA, and TCI Tire Centers On Board As Title Sponsors Of The 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill ClimbWednesday, Mar. 27 2013
Colorado Springs, March 27——— The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, America’s second oldest motor sports race, is proud to announce that the race has signed three title sponsors for the 91st running of the Race To The Clouds.
Discount Tire, Hankook Tire USA and TCI Tire Centers have signed on with the race as title sponsors for the 2013 race, which will take place on Sunday, June 30, on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain.
“We are delighted to add these outstanding tire retailers and manufacturers as title sponsors of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb,’ said PPIHC Chairman Tom Osborne. “It marks another chapter in the growing reputation and success of the historic race as we near its 100th anniversary in 2016.”
“We have had a long history of support from Hankook Tire USA and TCI Tire Centers,” added Osborne, “and now we are proud to add Discount Tire to this tremendous trio of companies that provide critical financial support, promotion and exposure for this exciting race, which stands alone domestically and internationally as a one of a kind motor sports event.”
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb features a fully-paved 12,42 mile course with 156 harrowing turns and ends at the summit of the mountain at 14,100 feet.
The list of champions includes famed competitors like Louis Unser, Al Rogers, Bobby Unser, Mario Andretti, Roger Mears, Al Unser, Wally and Paul Dallenbach, Eddie Mulder and Bobby Donner.
Course records were set in both the automobile and motorcycle divisions in last year’s race, which concluded, as often is the case, with light snow falling above 9,000 feet.
Veteran Rhys Millen set the new mark in the Time Attack auto division with a clocking of 9:46.164, while Carlin Dunne set the new motorcycle mark of 9:52.819 in the 1205 CC division.
In all eleven new records were set by drivers and racers from 14 nations as speeds were faster than ever in the history of the event, thanks to the fully-paved course.
To date, entries have been received from drivers and racers from the United States, Japan, Latvia, France, Sweden, Canada, Brazil, Great Britain, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Italy, Scotland and Korea.
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: www.ppihc.com
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.
Fan Fest, Friday, June 28 (5:00-10:00 p.m.)
Fan Fest is the annual pre-race celebration held in downtown Colorado Springs (Tejon St. between Colorado Ave. & Bijou St.) promoting the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
More than 30,000 fans are expected to attend. This event is FREE and typically features a large Budweiser beer garden, live bands, chili cook-off for the fans.
Downtown business owners Sam and Kathy Guadagnoli will present the Red Bull Jumpers and Skydivers and a special concert as part of the evening.
Top race qualifiers will display their vehicles (cars, quads, motorcycles, etc.), give driver demos and be present for autograph sessions.
In addition, the PPIHC mobile museum will be on-site and exclusive PPIHC merchandise will be available for purchase. Tickets to the 91st running will also be on sale.