The most interesting thing about motor racing is the wide variety of disciplines from open-wheel racing and oval-track racing to off-road rally racing. This past weekend was the 101st running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The ‘track’ is a 20 km long, 156 turn stretch of Pike’s Peak Highway up the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The public toll road climbs 1,440 m in elevation from the Start Line (2,862 m) to the Finish Line at the summit of the mountain (4,300 m).
The overall winner was Robin Shute, in his 2018 Wolf TSC-FS with a time of 8:40.080 mins. The Italian-built sports car bears a striking resemblance to the Dallara DW12 IndyCar, especially with the Will Power paint job.
All-star competitors this year included 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Romain Dumas, Formula Drift champion Tanner Foust, and Lucy Block, wife of late, great Ken Block. Driving the Acura NSX pace car was IndyCar driver lil’ Davey Malukas!