We’ve finally made it to Colorado this week for the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race. It’s been a great and exciting adventure so far. Being our first time competing at this event, we’re having to adapt quickly to the rigorous schedule involved preceding the actual competition this Sunday. Aside from qualifying yesterday, we’ve been getting up and hitting the mountain every morning at 2am for practice sessions. The altitude and climate change affects car’s performance quite a bit, something new to us but adjusting accordingly. Luckily we were able to backpack it with our good friends from the Rally xD and Greddy teams, part of the Scion Racing program and experienced Pikes Peak competitors.
Originally, we were in the Time Attack class, but during tech inspection, we were bumped into unlimited class for the aerodynamic modifications on our Scion FR-S. However, it doesn’t drastically affect our goal. We signed up for this competition to test our skills and be a part of a great experience where we can demonstrate the abilities of a well built and balanced vehicle. We are challenging ourselves as a team and the mountain.
Big hitters at this event are Sebastien LoebÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and his Peugeot 208 and Rhys Millen’s and newly built Hyundai Genesis. Both sponsored by Red Bull, Sebastien is expected to set a new world record.
Watch the race live, streaming on Red Bull TV, Sunday, June 30 at 7AM CST.
Click here to go to the Red Bull TV website
We’d like to thank all of our sponsors for helping us during this project: Maxxis Tires, HKS, Rays Engineering, Project Mu, Voltex, Tamon Design, Sparco, Cusco, Craftsquare, Kaaz, Koyo, MeguiarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, Motul, Tint Factory.net.
Here are some photos from this past week: