The Broadmoor Extends Title Sponsorship of The Race to the Clouds Through 2022Friday, Jan. 15 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The world famous Broadmoor Hotel has announced that it will extend its title sponsorship of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Brought to you by Gran Turismo through 2022, the 100th Running of the Race to the Clouds.
“We are delighted to announce our continued sponsorship of a famed event that brings tremendous domestic and international recognition to our state -The Broadmoor PPIHC, said Broadmoor President and CEO Jack Damioli. “This is a commitment that speaks to the core of who we are as a destination, and one that honors the vision of our founder, Spencer Penrose. In 2022, the Hill Climb will hold the 100th running of the motorsports race to the 14,115ft. summit of America’s Mountain. I doubt that in 1916 even Mr. Penrose would have imagined that such a milestone was possible. It speaks volumes to the quality of the race and what it has become.”
“The continued growth and popularity around the world of this signature event would not be possible without the support of The Broadmoor,” said Hill Climb Chairman Tom Osborne. The thousands of fans who come to Colorado Springs to enjoy the unmatched thrills and excitement of the race join me in expressing our gratitude to The Broadmoor for its vital support.”
Founded in 1916 by Spencer Penrose (also the founder of The Broadmoor Hotel, Pikes Peak Highway and El Pomar Foundation), The Broadmoor PPIHC takes place on a 12.42 mile (19.99 km) public toll-road boasting 156 turns, while competitors climb 4,720 ft. (1,440 m.) from the 9,390 ft. (2,862 m.) Start Line at Mile 7 marker on the Pikes Peak Highway to the 14,115 ft. (4,300 m) Finish Line at the mountain’s summit.
This summer’s race will take place on Sunday, June 26 and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the first Race to the Clouds, America’s second oldest motor sport event behind the Indy 500. The tremendously popular Fan Fest will take place on Friday, June 24, in downtown Colorado Springs.
Advance Ticket sales and all race information is available now at www.ppihc.com
A significant change this year to improve the event is the decision to limit the field of invited competitors to approximately 100, with the field projected to consist of 33 motorcycle and 67 car entries. Event organizers made the decision to limit the field of participants in an effort to provide competitors with more practice time throughout the week and create a more efficient event on Race Day where poor weather would be less of a factor.
The invited field will be determined based on information provided by potential participants to the PPIHC during the request for invitation process. The period to submit a request for invitation closes January 29, 2016. The Broadmoor PPIHC Selection Committee will use a variety of factors including racing resume, vehicle eligibility, PPIHC racing history and racing references to select the invited field of participants. Potential participants who submit a request for invitation will be notified of their invitation status no later than February 12, 2016. Those submitting requests will either be invited to participate, declined an invitation, or placed on a waitlist to fill empty spots in the field pending withdrawals from the invited field between January 29 and June 13, 2016.
The race will also feature a $100,000 purse, the largest in recent history. Three-quarters of the purse will be allocated to purse eligible divisions and classes while the remaining $25,000 has been reserved for competitor(s) breaking the nine minute mark (8:59.999 or faster), with a maximum of $10,000 going to an individual.