It’s A “Pace Truck” To Kick Off The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb On June 29Saturday, Jun. 21 2014
No Traditional “Pace Car” In Sight This Year On Pikes Peak
In American auto racing, it’s been a standard feature that each
race is led by an Official “Pace Car.” It might be driven by a celebrity, it might represent one of the brands of autos popular at the time, a Mayor, an El Pomar CEO, a Governor or sports hero.
But not this time at the 92d Running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Sunday, June 29 and the Race to the Clouds on Pikes Peak, “America’s Mountain.”
Race organizers, who have garnered attention in recent years with Audi, Porsche,
Land Rover, Chevrolet and other exotic brands chosen as the Official Pace Car, sometimes with a celebrity driver like the late, talented actor Paul Walker.
Leading the start of the race that starts at 9,390 feet and ends atop the Summit of Pikes Peak at 14,115 feet, will be a custom built 1965 Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck driven by Richard Rawlings, the owner of Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, Texas. It’s the Official “Pace Truck” for 2014 and it should be a smash hit with the fans.
Many fans will recognize Richard as the host of the Discovery Channel’s “Fast N’ Loud”
an all things automotive television show weekly.
“We thought about buying the C-10 around the time we thought about doing Pikes Peak,” says Richard. We’ve got a lightweight, heavy motor, heavy horsepower, killer ride truck with a 572 in there with 620 Horsepower converted to fuel injection, big brakes and we think we can do very well up there. I’ve even got a roll cage in case I go down the hill.”
“It’s low and mean, everything that Gas Monkey is all about,” says the veteran Road Rally driver, who has won the Gumball 3000 and the BullRun–twice. He once held the record for the Cannonball Run, covering the 2,811 miles from New York to Los Angeles in 31 hours and 59 minutes, and average speed of 87.6 MPH!
His partner at Gas Monkey, Aaron Kaufman will be along as well, competing in the Pikes Peak Challenge-Exhibition Division in his 1963 Ford Falcon.
Richard Rawlings’ C-10 Chevy Pickup Will Be The Official Pace Truck
Tickets for The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb are available online at www.ppihc.com
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
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 Permits Sold Out!
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.
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2014 Sports Corp Calendar of Events
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College Football Kick-off Luncheon – June 18
Pikes Peak International Auto Show – June 20-22
Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Fan Fest – June 27
Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack- June 27-28
The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb – June 29
Rocky Mountain State Games – July 18-20 & 25-27
Olympic Downtown Celebration/RMSG Opening Ceremonies – July 25
USA Pro Challenge – Stage 4 – August 21
The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb – August 24
Pikes Peak Downhill Skateboard Invitational – September 6-7
Hockey Face-off Luncheon – September 30
Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – October 28