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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
PPIHC Non-Dated Logo.png
Pikes Peak Course.svg
Location Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
38°50?N 105°02?W / 38.84°N 105.04°W / 38.84; -105.04
First race 1916 (1916)
Last race 2018
Distance 12.42 mi (20 km)
Circuit information
Surface Tarmac (historically, dirt)
Turns 156
Lap record 7:57.148 (Romain Dumas, Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak, 2018, Unlimited)
Al Unser's 1961 car.
Rod Millen's 1998 Pikes Peak Toyota Tacoma
Suzuki Grand Vitara (aka. Escudo) at the 2006 Race to the Clouds
Randy Schranz rising above treeline at the 85th Race to the Clouds, 2007
Micky Dymond on his way to winning the 2007, 1200cc class, riding a BMW HP2.
Marcus Grönholm drives an 800 BHP Ford Fiesta to 5th overall at the 2009 event.
Ralph Murdock breaking the vintage class modified (RMVR modified) record in 2011, with a time of 12:51.004 in a 1970 Chevrolet Camaro
Monster Tajima Electric Car displayed during 2013 PPIHC Fan Fest at Colorado Springs, USA
Sébastien Loeb's Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak in 2013

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), also known as The Race to the Clouds, is an annual automobile and motorcycle hillclimb to the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado, USA. The track measures 12.42 miles (19.99 km) over 156 turns, climbing 4,720 ft (1,440 m) from the start at Mile 7 on Pikes Peak Highway, to the finish at 14,110 ft (4,300 m), on grades averaging 7.2%.[1][2] It used to consist of both gravel and paved sections, however as of August 2011, the highway is fully paved and as a result all subsequent events will be run on asphalt from start to finish.[3]

The race is self sanctioned and has taken place since 1916.[1][2] It is currently contested by a variety of classes of cars, trucks, motorcycles and quads. There are often numerous new classes tried and discarded year-to-year. On average there are 130 competitors. The PPIHC operates as the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Educational Museum to organize the annual motorsports event.[1]

History

Early history

The first Pikes Peak Hill Climb was promoted by Spencer Penrose, who had converted the narrow carriage road into the much wider Pikes Peak Highway.[4]

The first Penrose Trophy was awarded in 1916 to Rea Lentz with a time of 20:55.60.[4][5][6] In the same year Floyd Clymer won the motorcycle class with a time of 21:58.41.[7] In 1924 the final Penrose Trophy was awarded to Otto Loesche in his Lexington Special.[8] In the years following, Glen Scultz and Louis Unser shared a rivalry and won the event 12 times between them.[5] In 1929 the popular stock car class was added to the event.[4][6]

Following world war two, Louis Unser returned to his winning ways at Pikes Peak, winning a further three more times between 1946 and 1970, these wins were tightly contended with rival Al Rogers.[4][5] During this time the event was part of the AAA and USAC IndyCar championship.[9] In 1953, the SCCA sponsors the event, bringing with it an influx of sports cars. In this period the course record was broken every year from 1953 until 1962, this is the largest string of record breaking runs in the event's history. The majority of these records were set by Bobby Unser, the younger brother of Louis.[5] In 1954 motorcycles return to the event, the first time since its inception 1916.[6] The motorcycle overall victory that year went to Bill Meier riding a Harley-Davidson.[7]

In 1971 the event was won by the first non-gasoline vehicle (propane), this was also the first overall victory from the stock car class (1970 Ford Mustang), the car was driven by the Danish-American Ak Miller.[6]

European involvement

In 1984 the first European racers took part in the PPIHC with Norwegian Rallycrosser Martin Schanche (Ford Escort Mk3 4x4) and French Rally driver Michèle Mouton (Audi Sport quattro), thereby starting a new era for European teams in the almost unknown American hillclimb.[10] While Schanche failed to set a new track record, due to a flat right front tire, Mouton (together with her World Rally Championship co-driver Fabrizia Pons from Italy) won the Open Rally category, but failed to win the event overall. Mouton achieved the overall victory and course record in the following year.[10][7]

In 1989, an award-winning short film about the 1988 event was released by French director Jean-Louis Mourey. The film, titled Climb Dance, captured the efforts of Finnish former World Rally Champion Ari Vatanen, as he won the event in a record-breaking time with his turbocharged Peugeot 405 Turbo-16.[5][7][11]

Paving of the highway

The City of Colorado Springs began to pave the highway in 2002 after losing a lawsuit against the Sierra Club, which sued on account of erosion damage to streams, reservoirs, vegetation and wetlands downstream from the 1.5 million tons of road gravel deposited over several decades.[12][13] The local authority paved approximately 10% of the route each year after the order. The 2011 event was the last race with dirt sections, comprising approximately 25% of the course.[3]

During this evolutionary period of the event, the Japanese driver Nobuhiro Tajima with Suzuki cars scored 6 overall victories (2006 - 2011) and two course records.[4][10] His 2011 record was the first to break the 10 minute barrier.[5]

Hill Climb champion Rod Millen warned at the time that paving the road would put an end to the race.[14] However, the 2012 race saw over 170 racer registrations by December 2011, compared with 46 at the same time the previous year.[15]

The 90th running of the event happened in 2012 and saw a larger field and a longer race day than ever before. This was the first time the race has been run on all asphalt leading to the breaking of several records, notably the overall record, which fell numerous times during the event finally falling to Rhys Millen the son of previous event winner Rod Millen, in the Time Attack Division. During the event Mike Ryan spun his big rig in a hairpin in a section called the "W"s, hitting the guard rail, he then managed to execute a three-point turn and continued on course, at which point he broke his old record by 5 seconds. This highlighted the change that a fully paved course made to the speed of the event.[16] The 2012 event also saw the first motorcycle to achieve a sub 10 minute time with Carlin Dunne in the 1205 Division riding a Ducati with a time of 9:52.819 which was only 1.5 seconds slower than the previous year's overall record.

2013 saw the nine-minute barrier shattered by WRC legend Sébastien Loeb, with a time of 8:13.878, while Rhys Millen ended up second with 9:02.192, beating his own record by more than 44 seconds.[17]Jean-Philippe Dayrault finished third with a time of 9:42.740, and Paul Dallenbach fourth with a time of 9:46.001, making it four drivers to beat the overall record set only the previous year.

Emergence of electric vehicles

Electric cars have featured on and off in the PPIHC since the early 1980s. In 1981 Joe Ball took a Sears Electric Car to the top in 32:07:410, in 1994 Katy Endicott brought her Honda to the top in 15:44.710 and in 2013 Nobuhiro Tajima broke the 10 minute barrier with a time of 9:46.530 in his E-RUNNER Pikes Peak Special. In the following years electric entries would become more common, steadily breaking their powertrain records and eventually the overall record in 2018.[5][7][18]

For hill-climb events and this event in particular it is reasonable to suggest that a modern, well designed electric car will be at an advantage over internal combustion engined cars. The issue of limited range does not apply to short sprints and the twisty nature of the Pikes Peak course lends itself well to the almost instant torque delivery of electric motors. In addition to this, the lowering air density of high altitudes does not reduce the power available to the driver as it does with air breathing engines.[19][20]

Although the 2014 event was won by a gasoline powered car; second (Greg Tracy), third (Hiroshi Masuoka) and fourth (Nobuhiro Tajima) places overall were taken by electric cars.[21] In 2015, electric cars placed first (Rhys Millen) and second (Nobuhiro Tajima) overall.[22][23] In an interview with Rhys Millen, he said that he had lost power to the car's rear motor pack before the halfway point. Had this not happened he had expected his run to be 30 seconds faster.[24] In 2016 gasoline again took top honours but electric completed the podium taking second (Rhys Millen) and third (Tetsuya Yamano) as well as fifth (Nobuhiro Tajima) places overall.[25]

At the 2018 event, an electric car set a new overall record for the first time in the event's history. Frenchman Romain Dumas completed the course in the all-electric Volkswagen I.D. R with a time of 7:57.148.[19][26]

Current racing divisions & classes

The Pikes Peak International Hill climb consists of seven divisions incorporating twelve classes for both cars and motorcycles. [27] An additional four special record classes consisting of former classes are defined in the appendix. [1]

Car divisions & classes

Unlimited Division

  • Anything goes in the Unlimited Division as long as it passes safety inspection and meets the PPIHC's general rules. The Unlimited Division features the most exotic vehicles, most of them built specifically for this race. These race cars have the best chance of setting a new overall race record. In 2018, Romain Dumas set a new record of 7'57"148 in the all-electric Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak, beating Sébastien Loeb's previous record by over 15 seconds.[28]

Time Attack Division

A division for production based two and four wheel drive vehicles. Only closed cockpit four-wheeled vehicles are allowed to participate.

Time Attack 1 Class
  • This class features highly modified and specialised production based race vehicles.
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Pikes Peak Hill Climb Trophy by Yokohama
  • Making its debut on Pikes Peak this year is the first official one-make Porsche category, exclusive to the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport in four variants: Clubsport, Clubsport Trophy Specification, Clubsport MR, and Clubsport 2017 IMSA GS.

Pikes Peak Challenge Car Division

Established in 2014, the Pikes Peak Challenge Division encompasses a wide variety of class options.

Open Wheel Class
  • The traditional Pikes Peak single-seater race cars with designs ranging from Indy style sprinters to dune buggies. Open wheel cars have competed in every event since the inaugural race in 1916.
Pikes Peak Open Class
  • Production based vehicles unlimited permitted modifications.
Exhibition Class
  • In keeping with the mission statement of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, specifically to "demonstrate advancements in the practical application of motor sports technology", the race encourages competitors with vehicles that do not meet the technical specifications of PPIHC sanctioned divisions and classes to enter in the Exhibition Class. While there are no class records for this class because of its exhibition status, entries are eligible for recording an overall course record.

Motorcycle divisions & classes

Pikes Peak Heavyweight Division

  • This is the top motorcycle division offered at Pikes Peak. It was formerly known as the Pikes Peak Open Motorcycle class. Competitors are eligible to enter vehicles powered by two or four-stroke engines of no more than 4 cylinders which displace between 851 and 1305cc.

Pikes Peak Middleweight Division

  • Competitors are eligible to enter vehicles powered by two or four-stroke engines of no more than 4 cylinders which displace between 501 and 850cc.

Pikes Peak Lightweight Division

  • Competitors are eligible to enter vehicles powered by two or four-stroke engines of no more than 2 cylinders which displace no more than 500cc.

Pikes Peak Challenge Motorcycle Division

Established is 2014, the Pikes Peak Challenge Motorcycle Division encompasses a wide variety of class options.

Electric Motorcycle Class
  • Intended to allow manufacturers to exhibit and trial their electric bike technology.
Pikes Peak Quad Class
  • Essentially four-wheeled motorcycles, these machines have very few limitations. Engines must be commercially available and either be a 450-750cc single cylinder 4-stroke or a 250-550cc 1 or 2 cylinder 2-stroke.
Exhibition Powersport Class
  • This division includes Utility Terrain Vehicles and other vehicles that don't fit in other Pikes Peak Divisions. While there are no records for this class because of its exhibition status entries are eligible for recording an overall course or 2-wheeled record.

Records from the Appendix of the Regulations

Time Attack 2 Production Record

  • This class features production based two- or four-wheeled vehicles with minimal modification allowed. All cars entered must have a valid manufacturer issued VIN and a minimum production run of 500.

Vintage Car Record

  • A class open to cars manufactured in 1995 or earlier, eligible vehicles must have competed in a past event.

Sidecar Record

  • Motorcycle and sidecar, consisting of three wheels. The vehicle is quite unrestricted however forced induction is not permitted and the vehicle must be able to safely and comfortably carry a passenger. If a sidecar entry is also entered in the Exhibition Powersport class then a passenger is only permitted to ride during official practise sessions.

Vintage Motorcycle Record

  • A class open to vintage motorcycles.

Race Records

Below follows all currently recognised records. Records set during the most recent running of the event are in bold type.

Division & Class Records

Current 4-Wheel Records[29]
Division Class Year Name Vehicle Time
Unlimited 2018 Romain Dumas Volkswagen I.D. R[note 1] 7:57.148
Time Attack Time Attack 1 2018 David Donohue 2017 Porsche GT3 R 9:37.152
Pikes Peak Challenge Car Open Wheel 2017 Clint Vahsholtz 2013 Ford Open
9:35:747
Pikes Peak Open 2018 Peter Cunningham 2018 Acura TLX GT 9:27.352
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport 2018 Travis Pastrana 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport 10:33.897
Current 2-Wheel Records[29]
Division Class Year Name Vehicle Time
Pikes Peak Heavyweight 2017 Chris Fillmore [note 2] 2017 KTM Super Duke 1290 R 9:49:625
Pikes Peak Middleweight 2018 Chris Fillmore 2018 KTM 790 Duke 10:04:038
Pikes Peak Lightweight 2017 Davey Durelle 2009 Aprilia SXV450 10:35.354
Pikes Peak Challenge Motorcycle Electric 2013 Carlin Dunne 2013 Lightning Electric Superbike 10:00.694
Quad 2016 Cyril Combes [note 2] 2011 Suzuki KTM JF Prototype 11:05.664

Non-Division & Class Records

Records from the Appendix of the PPIHC Rule Book[1][29]
Type Year Name Vehicle Time
Time Attack 2 (Production) 2015 David Donner 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S 10:26.896
Vintage Car 2017 Spencer Steele 1995 PVA 2 10:25.989
Sidecar 2016 John Wood &
Matthew Blank
1999 Shelbourne Superlite F2 11:26.644
Vintage Motorcycle 2012 Marc LaNoue 1969 Triumph Bonnie 12:39.782
Alternative Fuel Records[29]
Fuel Division/Class Year Name Vehicle Time
Electric Modified 2018 Romain Dumas Volkswagen I.D. R 7:57.148
Production 2016 Blake Fuller 2016 Tesla S P90D 11:48.264
Diesel Exhibition 2015 Uwe Nittel 2016 Mercedes Benz C300 d 4 MATIC 11:37.149
Natural Gas Open Wheel 1993 Johnnie Rogers Wells-Coyote 11:50.090
Propane Exhibition/PPO 2012 Randy Schranz 2012 Shelby Cobra 11:11.218
Turbine Open Rally 1981 Steve Bolan Bolan-Allison 15:27.180
Hybrid Time Attack 1 2018 James Robinson 2017 Acura NSX 10:02.448
Drivetrain Records[29]
Drivetrain Division/Class Year Name Vehicle Time
Front-Wheel Drive Pikes Peak Open 2018 Nick Robinson 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec 10:48.094
Rear-Wheel Drive Unlimited 2018 Simone Faggioli[note 2] 2018 Norma M20 SF PKP 8:37.230
All-Wheel Drive Unlimited 2018 Romain Dumas Volkswagen I.D. R[note 1] 7:57.148

Winners

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is an event run by both cars and motorcycles. The overall honours have always fallen to vehicles in car divisions, however motorcycles have their own divisions, records and winners. Cars have entered the event every year since its inception in 1916 (with the exception of years during the world wars) whereas motorcycles have only entered in a limited number of years.

Overall Winners

Ari Vatanen's 1988 Peugeot 405 T16
Nobuhiro Tajima's Suzuki SX4 during his 2011 record breaking run.

Overall winners can compete under any class of cars or motorcycles, although the majority come from the open wheel and more recently the unlimited classes. A time in italics indicates this was a previous course record, a time in bold indicates the current course record.

Table of overall winners.[5]
Year Winner Vehicle Time Notes
1916 United States Rea Lentz Romano Special 20:55.600
1917-1919 No competition due to World War 1
1920 United States Otto Loesche Lexington Special 22:25.400
1921 United States King Rhiley Hudson Special 19:16.200
1922 United States Noel Bullock Ford Special 19:50.900
1923 United States Glen Shultz Hudson Essex 18:47.000
1924 United States Otto Loesche Lexington Special 18:15.000
1925 United States Charles H. Myers Chandler Special 17:48.400
1926 United States Glen Shultz Stutz 18:19.400
1927 United States Glen Shultz Stutz 18:25.100
1928 United States Glen Shultz Stutz Special 17:41.600
1929 United States Edward Phillips Shultz Stutz 8 18:22.800
1930 United States Glen Shultz Stutz DV-32 18:08.700
1931 United States Charles H. Myers Hunt Special 17:10.300
1932 United States Glen Shultz Shultz/Stutz Special 16:47.200
1933 United States Glen Shultz Stutz DV-32 17:27.500
1934 United States Louis Unser Stutz Special 16:01.800
1935 United States W.P. Bentrup 1935 Chevrolet 1 1/2-ton Truck 26:12.000 [note 3]
1936 United States Louis Unser Shultz Stutz 16:28.100
1937 United States Louis Unser Stutz DV-32 16:27.300
1938 United States Louis Unser Loop Cafe Special 15:49.900
1939 United States Louis Unser Snowberger Special 15:39.400
1940 United States Al Rogers Joe Coniff Special 15:59.900
1941 United States Louis Unser Burd Special 15:35.200
1942-1945 No competition due to World War 2
1946 United States Louis Unser Maserati 15:28.700 [note 4]
1947 United States Louis Unser Maserati 16:34.770 [note 5]
1948 United States Al Rogers Coniff Special Offenhauser 15:51.300 [note 5]
1949 United States Al Rogers Coniff Special 15:54.260 [note 5]
1950 United States Al Rogers Coniff Special 15:39.000 [note 5]
1951 United States Al Rogers Offenhauser 15:39.700 [note 5]
1952 United States George Hammond Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser Special 15:30.650 [note 5]
1953 United States Louis Unser Federal Engineering Special 15:15.400 [note 5]
1954 United States Keith Andrews Joe Hunt 14:39.700 [note 5]
1955 United States Bob Finney Dick Frenzel Special 14:27.200 [note 5]
1956 United States Bobby Unser Unser Special 14:27.000 [note 6]
1957 United States Bob Finney Dick Frenzel Special 14:11.700 [note 6]
1958 United States Bobby Unser Unser Special 13:47.900 [note 6]
1959 United States Bobby Unser Unser Special 13:36.500 [note 6]
1960 United States Bobby Unser Unser Special 13:28.500 [note 6]
1961 United States Bobby Unser Unser Special 12:56.700 [note 6]
1962 United States Bobby Unser Unser Special 12:05.800 [note 6]
1963 United States Bobby Unser Chevrolet 327 12:30.600 [note 6]
1964 United States Al Unser Offenhauser 12:24.500 [note 6]
1965 United States Al Unser Harrison Ford 12:54.300 [note 7]
1966 United States Bobby Unser Chevrolet 12:23.800 [note 7]
1967 United States Wes Vandervoort Chevrolet 12:46.300 [note 7]
1968 United States Bobby Unser Rislone Special 11:54.900 [note 7]
1969 United States Mario Andretti Chevrolet STP Special 12:44.070 [note 7]
1970 United States Ted Foltz Chevrolet 303 12:41.100 [note 6]
1971 Denmark Ak Miller 1970 Mustang 14:18.600
1972 United States Roger Mears Volkswagen 2180 13:26.840
1973 United States Roger Mears Volkswagen 2180 12:54.790
1974 United States Errol Kobilan Sprint Chevrolet 302 12:54.770
1975 United States Orville Nance Chevrolet 327 12:36.650
1976 United States Rick Mears Porsche 2386 12:11.890
1977 United States Bob Herring Chevrolet 350 12:15.720
1978 United States Errol Kobilan Chevrolet 11:55.830
1979 United States Dick Dodge Jr. Hoffpauir Wells Coyote Chevrolet 11:54.180
1980 United States Ted Foltz 1970 Chevrolet 350 12:15.810
1981 United States Gary Lee Kanawyer 1976 N-D Porsche 12:03.960
1982 United States Bill Brister Woziwodzki Wells Coyote Chevrolet 11:44.820
1983 United States Al Unser, Jr. Woziwodzki Wells Coyote Chevy 11:38.300
1984 United States Bill Brister 1981 Wells Coyote 11:44.490
1985 France Michèle Mouton Audi Sport Quattro S1 11:25.390
1986 United States Bobby Unser Audi Sport Quattro SL 11:09.220
1987 Germany Walter Röhrl Audi Sport Quattro E2 Pikes Peak 10:47.850
1988 Finland Ari Vatanen Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 10:47.220
1989 United States Robby Unser Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 10:48.340
1990 United States Robby Unser Unser Chevrolet 11:32.860
1991 United States David Donner Donner-Dykstra Chevrolet 11:12.420
1992 United States Robby Unser Unser Chevrolet 10:53.870
1993 United States Paul Dallenbach Davis Chevrolet 10:43.630
1994 New Zealand Rod Millen Toyota Celica AWD Turbo 10:04.060
1995 Japan Nobuhiro Tajima Suzuki Grand Vitara 7:53.000 [note 8]
1996 New Zealand Rod Millen Toyota Celica 10:13.640
1997 New Zealand Rod Millen Toyota Celica 10:04.540
1998 New Zealand Rod Millen Toyota Celica 10:07.700
1999 New Zealand Rod Millen Toyota Celica 10:11.150
2000 United States Larry Ragland 2000 GMC Envoy 11:17.660
2001 United States Gary Lee Kanawyer 1981 Wells Coyote 10:39.760
2002 United States David Donner 1997 Donner Dykstra 10:52.300 [note 9]
2003 United States Paul Dallenbach 2000 PVA-01 11:34.700 [note 10]
2004 United States Robby Unser Subaru Impreza STIE 11:47.280 [note 11]
2005 United States David Donner Donner/Dykstra Special 11:15.680 [note 12]
2006 Japan Nobuhiro Tajima Suzuki Sport 7:38.900 [note 8][note 13]
2007 Japan Nobuhiro Tajima Suzuki XL7 10:01.408 [note 14]
2008 Japan Nobuhiro Tajima Suzuki XL7 10:18.250 [note 15]
2009 Japan Nobuhiro Tajima Suzuki SX4 10:15.368 [note 16]
2010 Japan Nobuhiro Tajima Suzuki SX4 10:11.490 [note 17]
2011 Japan Nobuhiro Tajima Suzuki SX4 9:51.278 [note 18]
2012 New Zealand Rhys Millen Hyundai Genesis Coupe 9:46.164 [note 19]
2013 France Sébastien Loeb Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak 8:13.878
2014 France Romain Dumas Norma M20 RD 9:05.801
2015 New Zealand Rhys Millen eO PP03 9:07.222 [note 1]
2016 France Romain Dumas Norma M20 RD 8:51.445
2017 France Romain Dumas Norma M20 RD 9:05.672
2018 France Romain Dumas Volkswagen I.D. R 7:57.148 [note 1]


Motorcycle Winners

Motorcycle winners can compete under any class, although the majority come from open or large displacement classes. A time in italics indicates this was a previous motorcycle record, a time in bold indicates the current motorcycle record.

Table of motorcycle winners.[7]
Year Winner Vehicle Time Notes
1916 United States Floyd Clymer Excelsior 21:58.410
1917-1953 No motorcycle competition records
1954 United States Bill Meier Harley-Davidson 15:34.100
1955 United States Don Tindall Harley-Davidson 16:08.600
1956-1970 No motorcycle competition records
1971 United States Gary Myers Husqvarna 15:11.960
1972 United States Steve Scott Bultaco 15:13.470
1973 United States Rick Deane Triumph[disambiguation needed] 750 13:56.030
1974 United States Bob Conway Yamaha 750 13:54.570
1975 United States Rick Deane Triumph 750 13:54.620
1976 United States Rick Deane Triumph 750 13:12.610
1977-1979 No motorcycle competition records
1980 United States Lonnie Houtchens Yamaha 750 13:44.730
1981 United States Brian Anderson Triumph 750 13:20.860
1982 United States Arlo Englund NA 13:19.280
1983-1990 No motorcycle competition records
1991 United States Brian Anderson Wood-Rotax 600 13:24.820
1992 United States Brian Anderson Wood-Rotax 12:54.000
1993 United States Clint Vahsholtz Wood-Rotax 12:29.380
1994 United States Clint Vahsholtz Wood-Rotax 600 12:21.130
1995 United States Clint Vahsholtz 1992 Wood-Rotax 09:17.100 [note 8]
1996 United States Davey Durelle 1988 Wood-Rotax 12:33.730
1997 United States Davey Durelle 1988 Wood-Rotax 12:21.960
1998 United States John Stallworth 1987 Yamaha Banshee 430 12:52.370
1999 United States Lonnie Eubanks Yamaha 12:42.190
2000 United States Bobby Parr LSR Lightweight 12:37.860
2001 United States Bobby Parr LSR 12:09.160
2002 United States Bobby Parr Lone Star 12:30.000 [note 9]
2003 United States Bobby Parr Lightweight 12:28.480 [note 10]
2004 United States Davey Durelle Honda CRF 12:27.810 [note 11]
2005 United States Micky Dymond KTM 12:12.614 [note 12]
2006 United States Gary Trachy Husqvarna SMR 11:46.841 [note 13]
2007 United States Davey Durelle 2005 Rotax 11:41.756 [note 14]
2008 United States Davey Durelle Aprilia SM 550 11:42.991 [note 15]
2009 United States Davey Durelle Aprilia SXV 11:48.649 [note 16]
2010 United States Gary Trachy TM 660 11:33.700 [note 17]
2011 United States Carlin Dunne Ducati Multistrada 1200 11:11.329 [note 18]
2012 United States Carlin Dunne Ducati Multistrada 9:52.819 [note 19]
2013 United States Carlin Dunne 2013 Lightning Electric Superbike 10:00.694
2014 United States Jeremy Toye 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R 09:58.687
2015 United States Jeffrey Tigert 2014 Honda CBR1000RR 10:02.735
2016 France Bruno Langlois 2015 Kawasaki Z1000 10:13.106
2017 United States Chris Fillmore 2017 KTM Super Duke 1290 R 9:49:625
2018 United States Carlin Dunne 2018 Ducati MTS-1260 Pikes Peak 9:59.102

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Electric
  2. ^ a b c Rookie
  3. ^ In 1935 there was no official competition, however there was a recognised truck test.
  4. ^ In this year the event was run as a non-championship event of the American Automobile Association National Championship
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i In this year the event was run as part of the American Automobile Association National Championship
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j In this year the event was run as a non-championship event of the United States Auto Club National Championship
  7. ^ a b c d e In this year the event was run as part of the United States Auto Club National Championship
  8. ^ a b c The event was run on a shortened course.
  9. ^ a b In 2002 it was decided that the road should be paved, completion was due before 2012. By the time of the 2002 event the first mile of the course was paved, a total of 6%.[1]
  10. ^ a b In 2003 the first mile of the course was paved, a total of 6%.[2]
  11. ^ a b In 2004 the course was 21% paved. The paved section comprised the start line until Halfway Picnic Grounds.[3]
  12. ^ a b In 2005 the course was 21% paved. The paved section comprised the start line until Halfway Picnic Grounds.[4]
  13. ^ a b In 2006 the course was 35% paved. The paved section comprised the start line until Halfway Picnic Grounds and the section between Glen Cove and Double Cut.[5]
  14. ^ a b In 2007 the course was 46% paved. The paved section comprised the start line until Halfway Picnic Grounds and the section between Glen Cove and Devil's Playground.[6]
  15. ^ a b In 2008 the course was 46% paved. The paved section comprised the start line until Halfway Picnic Grounds and the section between Glen Cove and Devil's Playground.[7]
  16. ^ a b In 2009 the course was 46% paved. The paved section comprised the start line until Halfway Picnic Grounds and the section between Glen Cove and Devil's Playground.[8]
  17. ^ a b In 2010 the course was 57% paved. The paved section comprised the start line until Halfway Picnic Grounds, the section between Glen Cove and Devil's Playground, and the last mile.[9]
  18. ^ a b In 2011 the course was 76% paved. The paved section comprised the start line until Halfway Picnic Grounds and the section between Glen Cove and the summit.[10]
  19. ^ a b From 2012 onwards the course was fully paved.[11]

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