Hankook Tire Celebrates Eighth Year As Presenting Sponsor Of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Thursday, Jun. 5 2014

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Colorado Springs, June 4——–Hankook Tire will be a Presenting Sponsor for The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for the eighth consecutive year in 2014, one of the most important partners with the world’s most famous hill climb and the second oldest motor sports event in America behind the Indianapolis 500.
The company has been a sponsor over the years of champion drivers like Rhys Millen, Paul Dallenbach, and Ken Gushi on America’s Mountain.

Rhys with Hankook

Pikes Peak Champion Rhys Millen And Hankook.
Hankook Tire has also provided support for the race as it has expanded into one of the world’s best-known motor sports events that has attracted some of the top talent from across the globe, making the event truly “International” in every way.
“We are grateful for Hankook Tire’s solid support and commitment to The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb,” said Tom Osborne, Chairman of the Board of the PPIHC. “They stepped up when we needed some critical support and had a major role in the growth of the event into an International motor sport destination.”
Building off of the momentum from its successful 2013 Formula Drift season, which included being named the “Formula Drift Tire Manufacturer Champion,” Hankook Tire recently announced its motorsports plans for 2014.
Hankook will continue its close association with Formula Drift through its official sponsorship of the race series and by sponsoring five drivers and teams. Hankook’s 2014 Formula Drift team lineup will include Chris Forsberg in the CFR Champion Nissan 370Z, Fredric Aasbo in the Papadakis Racing Speed Hunters Scion tC, Tyler McQuarrie in the Mobil1 GoPro Chevrolet Camaro, Ken Gushi in the Greddy Performance Scion FR-S, and Conrad Grunewald in the CGR Megan Racing Chevrolet Camaro.
All of Hankook’s Formula Drift drivers will compete on Hankook’s Ventus R-S3 Extreme Performance Summer tire, one of the premier tires in Formula Drift competition. The Ventus RS-3’s motorsports handling has been proven at Formula Drift races since 2009, garnering Hankook multiple podium finishes, and contributing to Chris Forsberg’s season end second place standing last year. Additionally, for 2014 Hankook will release a new updated compound for the successful Hankook Ventus R-S3.
The company will also increase its support for The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the second oldest race in America. Hankook will be a Presenting Sponsor of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, while also sponsoring drivers in off-road events, including Sean Geiser in the Torc Series with his Hankook Dynapro MT tires.
Hankook’s motorsports participation will span the continent as it continues to be the exclusive tire supplier for multiple racing series throughout the Americas. The 2014 Panam GP Series, with races in the United States and South America, will equip its Formula 3 type Formula Abarth cars with Hankook’s Ventus F200 race tire. Also using the Hankook Ventus F200 exclusively for 2014 will be the Florida Winter Series supported by the Ferrari Driver Academy, training ground for future Formula One drivers. Additionally the Intercontinental Trophy Cup series, a part of NASA (National Auto Sport Association), will sport its Porsche Cayman with Hankook’s Ventus Z214 race tires.
“Our 2014 motorsports events provide an ideal platform from which to showcase the cutting-edge technology, innovation and performance of Hankook tires,” said Paul Jho, Hankook Tire America Corp. Motorsports Marketing Manager. “We are proud of the impressive track record our teams and drivers have amassed over the years and look forward to another very competitive season.”
Hankook will continue to support motorsports enthusiasts and racers at all levels. For 2014, Hankook will offer amateur and professional racing enthusiastscontingency program benefits and the chance to earn incentives in SCCA National Solo, ProSolo and Club Racing events, NASA regional and national races, Time Attack races, the Formula DRIFT Series and Torc off-road races.
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Tickets for The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb are available online at

Race Day General Admission Online: $40 online

Race Day General Admission Week of Purchase: $50 online (Tickets are available for purchase (in person) during race week at the locations listed on the Race Week Schedule available on the official website
Package Deals:
Family 4 Pack: $135 (In order to use the Family 4 Pack, all 4 people must be in 1 vehicle)(sold online only)
Individual weekly pass: $120 (Race Day Ticket + 4 Practice day tickets)(sold online only)
Camping Information and Tickets:
Camping Permit: $100 per vehicle (Each person in the vehicle must also have a valid race ticket)(sold online only).

A limited number of camping permits are available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis.
The 92nd Running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will be live-streamed across the world through a recently developed online media portal. Featuring footage from the PPIHC archives dating back to the 1920s, this portal will entertain motorsports fans with rare content as they patiently wait to enjoy flag-to-flag coverage of the Race to the Clouds on June 29th. For more information about the PPIHC Media Portal please click here.


Mike Moran
Senior Media Consultant
Colorado Springs Sports Corporation
1631 Mesa Ave., Suite E
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 634-7333, ext.1011

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