Future Dates In Place For The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill ClimbTuesday, Aug. 19 2014
The 2014 The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was a big reason that Colorado Springs hotel occupancy numbers were the best for any June since 2002, according to Executive Director Megan Leatham.
The 92nd edition of the popular “Race to the Clouds,” on America’s Mountain was a huge boost to the area’s economy and filled many of the city’s hotels and motels with spectators during an expanded “Pikes Peak Speedweek,” (July 20-29) which added the Pikes Peak International Auto Show and the inaugural Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack at the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport to the regular attractions favored by fans, the Tech Inspection, presented by Scion, and the huge Downtown “Fan Fest,” that attracted over 30,000 spectators on Friday, July 27.
Lincoln Floyd, the hill climb’s Director of Development, said the race and Pikes Peak Air Strip Attack, a new race this year, both attracted many out-of-town racers plus their crews, or about four hotel rooms for each driver and three-person crew. The inaugural air strip race, held at the Colorado Springs Airport, was part of “Speed Week,” a series of events, including a “Fan Fest” in downtown Colorado Springs that drew more than 30,000 attendees.
The June 29 hill climb attracted 140 drivers and their crews as well as 7,269 spectators and the June 27-28 Pikes Peak Air Strip Attack brought in another 180 drivers plus their crews and more than 3,000 spectators, many of whom stayed in local hotel rooms.
Visitors from 171 countries visited the PPIHC Website during the day and there were 90,000 unique viewers during the week. The PPIHC Live Timing feature attracted 20,514 visitors during Race Week and 11,557,729 hits. That included 40 other countries around the world.
The event’s Facebook page gained 23,495 new likes from the United States and another 48,919 internationally, including 6,488 from France.
News media representatives from 11 countries and 19 U.S. states were on hand to see Romain Dumas of Ales, France, followed in his countryman Sebastien Loeb’s 2013 tire tracks by winning the 92nd Running of the “Race to the Clouds” after finishing with a time of 9 minutes, 5.801 seconds. That left him nearly three seconds clear of Greg Tracy of Long Beach, Calif., who finished in 9:08.188.
With the event on solid ground financially and with tremendous domestic and international interest the Board of Directors have established the future dates for the nation’s second-oldest motor sports race behind the Indianapolis 500:
The date for the 2015 race has been set:
2015——June 28 (Fan Fest June 26th)
The PPIHC Board of Directors has announced that all future races are tentatively scheduled for the last Sunday in June.
2016——June 26th (Fan Fest June 24th) (100th Anniversary)
2017——June 25 (Fan Fest June 23rd)
2018——June 24 (Fan Fest June 22rd)
2019——June 30 (Fan Fest June 28th)
2020——June 28 (Fan Fest June 26th)
2021——June 27 (Fan Fest June 25rd)
2022——June 26 (Fan Fest June 24th) (100th Running)