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Monday, August 13, 2012

2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (Crash)

As anyone who has traveled up the road to the summit of Pikes Peak knows, this is a dangerous place to have a road race!  But every year racers from all over the world do just that.  It's the nation's second oldest race (Indianapolis is the oldest) and this year was the 90th race to the clouds.

Last year the 'Monster', Nobohiro Tajima broke the 10 minute barrier winning the race in the unlimited division with a time of  9:51.28 minutes.   Last year, only about half the road was paved.  This year all of it was paved.  This has created a whole new dynamic for the racers and vehicles.  The record was broken once again by Rhys Millen in his Hyundai Genesis race car reaching the summit in 9:46.164 minutes. Tajima did not finish because of a blown engine.

Click on 2011 to the right of this page and scroll to the Pikes Peak post and you'll see Nobohiro's actual race from his vehicle from start to finish. Then come back to this post and watch a clip of Jeremy Foley in this year's race go off the road in a spectacular crash.  Anyone who thinks this race is a piece of cake because each racer goes up alone, well, just watch the clip.  Jeremy and his passenger survived the crash but both were taken to the hospital via helicopter.   Watch it HERE

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