Bulletins

001 – Request for Invitation Timeline

Posted Online: August 14, 2017

Last Updated: August 14, 2017

(Subject to Change)

Timeline:

October, 2017 – Rule Book posted on PPIHC website

November 15, 2017 – 2018 PPIHC Request for Invitation Period Opens

January 5, 2018 – 2018 PPIHC Request for Invitation Period Closes

January 16, 2018 – Competitor Invitations issued for 2018 PPIHC

January 18, 2018 – 2018 Competitor List posted on PPIHC website

January 31, 2018 – Deadline for competitors to withdraw from the 2018 race, with a refund

April 16, 2018 – Deadline for waitlisted competitors to be added to the field

002 – 2018 Race Date Set

Posted Online: August 15, 2017

Last Updated: August 15, 2017

(Subject to Change)

The date for the 2018 race has been set:

2018—— June 24 (Fan Fest, June 22)

All future races will be tentatively scheduled for the last Sunday in June:

2019—— June 30 (Fan Fest, June 28)

2020—— June 28 (Fan Fest, June 26)

2021—— June 27 (Fan Fest, June 25)

2022—— June 26 (Fan Fest, June 24) (100th Running)

2023—— June 25 (Fan Fest, June 23)

003 - 2018 PPIHC Division/Class Run Order

Posted Online: September 18, 2017

Last Updated: September 18, 2017

(Subject to Change)

Motorcycle Program

The motorcycle program will run slowest to fastest based upon qualifying times (regardless of division or class). The motorcycles will not run in any specific division/class order.

Car Program

The car program will run fastest to slowest based upon qualifying times (regardless of division or class). The cars will not run in any specific division/class order.

004 - 2018 Accepted Competitor Forms Checklist

Posted Online: January 19, 2018

Last Updated: March 14, 2018

Competitor Forms Due Prior to Race Week

All Accepted Competitors must submit the following prior to Race Week by the deadlines listed.

PPIHC Sponsor & Social Media Form (due April 2, 2018) (If not previously submitted with Request for Invitation)

Members from the PPIHC staff will reach out directly to competitors to gather information for the 2018 program, to include social media handles and sponsors. The exact information you submit, including sponsor information, is transferred directly to the 2018 Race Program. Please double-check grammar and spelling.


Head Shot/Personal Photograph (due April 2, 2018) (If not previously submitted with Request for Invitation)

All competitors must submit/e-mail a headshot with the entrant’s face clearly visible. No selfies are allowed. Photographs including helmets and/or props are not allowed. The ideal size of the photo is 5” x 7” with a resolution of at least 360 X 504 pixels. Lower resolution images will appear blurry in the race program. Acceptable photo examples can be found here. Please submit photos via e-mail to slehmpuhl@ppihc.org.

Physical Examination Form (due June 1, 2018)
The Physical Examination Form must be completed and signed by your physician. If you have a current racing license (which requires a physical examination be obtained) from another sanctioning body (i.e. SCCA or FIA) you will not need to complete the Physical Examination Form. However, you must present your current sanctioning body license at Registration to satisfy this requirement. Submit your Physical Examination Form to Josh@ppihc.org. It is also recommended that you bring an additional copy of the Physical Examination Form with you to Registration during Race Week. Click here to download the Physical Examination Form.

Race Week Forms

The following documents/forms will be submitted/completed during Race Week at Registration.

Proof of Valid Medical Insurance

All drivers/riders must have medical insurance in force at the time of any PPIHC sanctioned event to participate. Proof of medical insurance must be provided at Registration.

Driver's License All drivers/riders must have a current driver's license. License copies will be made at Registration

Terms of Acceptance The Terms of Acceptance will be signed in person at Registration. Please review this document prior to Race Week, here.

005 - 2018 Testing Registration Deadline

 Posted Online: January 25, 2018

Last Updated: January 25, 2018

(Subject to Change)

Due to an extensive waitlist for the Car Tire Testing on June 9th and 10th, the PPIHC will be enacting a deadline for all Tire Testing Registrations of 5:00 pm MST on January 31st.

 

This deadline will allow the PPIHC to make adjustments to the current testing format/schedule, depending on the number of entrants signed up.

 

This deadline applies to all motorcycle and car competitors.

 

Testing and registration information can be found at: http://ppihc.org/tiretesting/

006 - 2018 PPIHC Competitor Patch Information

Posted Online: January 24, 2018

Last Updated: January 24, 2018

(Subject to Change)


The official event patch must be displayed on the upper left breast portion of the competitor's suit, outer racing garment and/or protective gear.


The patch may be taped or sewn in a reliable manner and must be displayed at all times racing gear is worn on the mountain. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure this official event patch is appropriately displayed prior to Race Week.


This is mandatory per the 2018 Rule Book (Section 100 – Car & Truck Safety and Construction, Rule 112 and/or Section 1000 – Motorcycle & Quad Safety and Construction, Rule 1002.1).


No other patches will be given during the registration process.

007 - 2018 Practice and Qualifying Groups

Posted Online: January 22, 2018

Last Updated: April 17, 2018

(Subject to Change)

Race Week Practice Schedule and Groups:

Practice/Qualifying Day #1: June 19th
Upper Section: Group A
Middle Section: Group B
Bottom Section (Qualifying): All Motorcycle Divisions and Classes

Practice/Qualifying Day #2: June 20th
Upper Section: Group B
Middle Section: All Motorcycle Divisions and Classes
Bottom Section (Qualifying): Group A

Practice/Qualifying Day #3: June 21st
Upper Section: All Motorcycle Divisions and Classes
Middle Section: Group A
Bottom Section (Qualifying): Group B

Optional Sanctioned Practice: June 22nd
Upper Section: Group A
Middle Section: Group B
Bottom Section: All Motorcycle Divisions and Classes

Qualifying/Practice Sections Defined:
  • Upper Section – Devil’s Playground to the Summit
  • Middle Section - Glen Cove to 16 Mile
  • Bottom Section - From the Start Line to S/B (switchback) below Glen Cove (Official Qualifying Section)
Groups:
  • Group A: Unlimited, Open Wheel, Pikes Peak Open
  • Group B: Exhibition, Time Attack 1, Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport by Yokohama

Motorcycle & Quad – Safety Wire & Adhesives Addendum

Posted Online: February 2, 2018

Last Updated: February 2, 2018

Addendum to the 2018 Rule Book 1.23.2018-001 The below text in bold has been modified and added for the 2018 race under 1000 – MOTORCYCLE & QUAD SAFETY AND CONSTRUCTION: TECHNICAL REGULATIONS and SPECIAL RULES; 1001. Safety & Authority; 1001.4 of the 2018 Rule Book.

1000 – MOTORCYCLE & QUAD SAFETY AND CONSTRUCTION

TECHNICAL REGULATIONS and SPECIAL RULES

1001. Safety & Authority – In addition to those areas addressed in 1000 – Motorcycle & Quad Safety and Construction, each machine and rider must adhere to the General Competition Rules, except where specific to cars and trucks.

1001.4 – The following items must be safety wired or secured in an approved manner if applicable. • Axles or axle nuts • Kick starter retaining bolts • Oil filler caps • Axle caps and or pinch bolts • Oil drain plugs • Exhaust system • Brake caliper bolts • Oil lines • Coolant drains • Oil filter or oil filter bolts • Any pressure-fed lubricant lines • Brake pad retaining pins • Any bolt or fastener with liquid behind it

Weather-strip adhesive or silicone may be used where safety wire cannot.

Please review the 2018 Motorcycle Competitor Safety Wire Addendum Letter

008 - 2018 Record Declaration

Posted Online: February 14, 2018

Last Updated: February 14, 2018

(Subject to Change)


Time Attack 2 Production Record Attempt
Any 2018 PPIHC Competitor intending to compete for the Time Attack 2 Production record, per page 74 of the 2018 PPIHC Rule Book, must notify the PPIHC office by April 1st of their intention. Please remember that regardless of the division entered, you must adhere to the Time Attack 2 Production rules (i.e. fuel cell, DOT Tires, airbag disablement/removal, etc.) if you intend to compete for the Time Attack 2 Production record. If you have any vehicle eligibility questions please contact dskokan@ppihc.org. All Time Attack 2 Production Record Declarations should be sent to megan@ppihc.org.

Vintage Car or Motorcycle Record Attempt
Any 2018 PPIHC Competitor intending to compete for the Vintage Car or Motorcycle record, per page 81 and 83 of the 2018 PPIHC Rule Book, must notify the PPIHC office by April 1st of their intention. Vintage Car or Motorcycle Record Declarations should be sent to megan@ppihc.org

Sidecar Record Attempt
Any 2018 PPIHC Competitor intending to compete for the Sidecar record, per page 82 of the 2018 PPIHC Rule Book, must notify the PPIHC office by April 1st of their intention. Sidecar record declarations should be sent to megan@ppihc.org.

009 - 2018 Radio Frequency Restricted Use Bulletin

 Posted Online: February 15, 2018

Last Updated: June 5, 2018

(Subject to Change)

Radio Interference/Frequency Use In recent years, the PPIHC has encountered issues with internet and other communication devices due to frequency interference. The following radio frequencies are restricted for PPIHC Official Use only throughout the 2018 Race and Practice Days:
  • 2412 MHz – 2484 MHz
  • 5100 MHz – 5900 MHz
  • 24.0 GHz - 24.2G Hz
  • 151.500 MHz -151.700 MHz VHF
  • 157.500 MHz - 157.700 MHz VHF
  • 3.6 - 3.7 Ghz
The PPIHC may add additional restricted frequencies which are for internal PPIHC use only. Competitors and teams will be informed if any restricted frequencies are added. Use of mobile hot spots by competitors, race teams and/or spectators is not allowed during Race Week or Practice Days. Competitors planning to use specific frequencies for team communication are required to e-mail Daniel Rodriguez (Daniel@ppihc.org) by May 15th with the frequency being used and an overall communication plan.

010 - Tire Bulletin

Posted Online: February 14, 2018

Last Updated: April 4, 2018

(Subject to Change)

The PPIHC would like to remind all entrants participating in the 2018 Race to the Clouds of the new tire rules for this year’s event. Please note that all competitors in 2018 will be required to present tires appropriate for all possible weather conditions on Pikes Peak (including wet roads and cold temperatures) at Technical Inspection. Tires must be presented at the scales at Tech Inspection.

The specific rule regarding entries in the car program reads:

CAR & TRUCK SAFETY AND CONSTRUCTION

TECHNICAL REGULATIONS and SPECIAL RULES

  1. Tires
  • 123.1 – DOT and manufactured race tires are allowed. Slick tires cannot be grooved or modified in any way. Grooving of tires manufactured with a tread pattern is allowed if grooving is done according to tire manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • 123.4 – All competitors will be required to also present tires at Technical Inspection that are appropriate for all possible weather conditions on Pikes Peak (including wet roads and cold temperatures). At the discretion of the Director of Competition, Assistant Director of Competition, and/or Race Director, competitors may be required to use weather-appropriate tires during competition. If adequate tires are not presented, you may be denied the run.
The specific rule regarding entries in the motorcycle program reads:

MOTORCYCLE & QUAD SAFETY AND CONSTRUCTION

TECHNICAL REGULATIONS and SPECIAL RULES

  1. Wheels & Tires
  • 1004.1 – DOT and manufactured race tires are allowed. Slick tires cannot be grooved or modified in any way. Grooving of tires manufactured with a tread pattern is allowed if grooving is done according to tire manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • 1004.2 – All competitors will be required to also present tires at technical inspection that are appropriate for all weather conditions possible on Pikes Peak (including wet roads and cold temperatures). At the discretion of the Director of Competition, Assistant Director of Competition, and/or Race Director, competitors may be required to use weather-appropriate tires during competition. If adequate tires are not presented, you may be denied the run.

011 - Competitor Gear Transportation Bulletin

Posted Online: February 21, 2018

Last Updated: February 21, 2018

(Subject to Change)


Van Information:
A van will be available to transport competitor gear from the Start Line area to the Summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain on Race Day. If you have any gear you want to place in the van, it is important that you mark the gear with your name and race number. All gear must be placed in the Olson Plumbing & Heating van before 7:00 a.m. on Race Day. The van will be parked on driver’s right just uphill of the car pits at 5:45 a.m., and will depart for the Summit at 7:00 a.m. sharp. After the race is completed, the van will follow the Parade of Champions down to the Start Line area. Any items still in the van will be placed by the VIP tent after the race.

Motorcycle Stands:
All motorcycle teams are encouraged to load stands into the competitor gear van going to the Summit on Race Day. The use of stands will allow all motorcycles to be placed in one area and in turn will allow maximization of the limited space available to park four-wheeled vehicles.

Prohibited Items:
Do not use the van for tool boxes and/or extra car parts.

Risk:
The PPIHC is not responsible for any items placed in the van. It is the competitor’s responsibility to retrieve their items.

012 - Competitor/Crew Credential and Access Information

Posted Online: February 22, 2018

Last Updated: February 22, 2018

(Subject to Change)

Competitor Credential Information

  • Each registered Driver/Rider will receive one (1) Competitor credential.
  • Drivers/Riders receive four (4) extra Crew credentials at no additional charge.
  • Additional Crew credentials may be purchased for $50/credential.
  • A $100 replacement fee is assessed for lost credentials.
  • All crew members must sign the RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY & ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT to receive a credential. (see below)
  • Competitors are responsible for their crew members. Competitors may be penalized for the action(s) of their crew members.

Electronic Waiver/Crew Credential Distribution

Crew credentials will now be distributed through the Competitor (Driver/Rider). Here is how it works:
  • Send your crew members the following link to sign the RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY & ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT electronically: https://www.smartwaiver.com/v/18crew/.
  • The deadline for submitting online crew waivers / credential requests is Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 10:00am (Crew members who miss the deadline must appear in person at Registration during Race Week to receive their credential).
  • If crew members do not want to, or are unable to, sign up electronically, they may go to Registration to sign the waiver in person.
  • No minor crew members, or their parent/guardian, will be permitted to sign the online waiver. All minors shall be required to appear in person at Registration with their parent or legal guardian to sign the PARENTAL CONSENT, RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.
  • All Competitors are required to go to Registration before they proceed to Technical Inspection.
  • During Registration, Competitors (Drivers/Riders) will be issued Crew credentials to distribute directly to those crew members who signed the electronic waiver prior to the deadline.
  • The PPIHC registration staff will give the Competitor the number of credentials matching the number of people who have signed up electronically to be on a crew. PPIHC will not distribute any credentials for any person who has not signed the electronic waiver.
  • PPIHC will require payment directly from the Competitor for any additional credentials that the Competitor wants to pick up and distribute. Competitors are required to pay $50 for any crew member listed over the allotted 4 Crew credentials. Competitors will not be allowed to pick up credentials for those who have not signed the online waiver. All credentials must be paid for at the time of pick up.
  • Only Competitors will be allowed to obtain credentials for pre-registered crew members.
  • During Registration, Competitors will be asked to complete and sign the following statement:
“I, ________________ picked up _____ (number of credentials) for my crew members and will distribute them to those who have signed the PPIHC waiver electronically. Distribution of any credential to anyone who has not signed the electronic waiver is subject to a $500 fine.”

Example:
Competitor, Bob Smith has e-mailed his crew the electronic waiver information and 7 people signed up to be on his crew. At Registration, Bob will get his 4 free credentials and then will pay for the remaining 3 people. Once PPIHC has verified that 7 crew members are listed under Bob’s name and signed the online waiver, Bob will be given 7 credentials to distribute and will then sign the statement that he has picked up the credentials.

Crew Credential Access during Race Week and Race Day

  • Crew Credentials will allow access through the Gateway for all PPIHC Practice Days and Race Day.
  • Crew Credentials will allow early access on Race Day, from 2:00am-3:00am. (NOTE: The Gateway opens to spectators at 3:00am. One lane uphill access only pre-race.)
  • Race Day ONLY: Crew credentials will NOT allow access above the Start Line area on Race Day (unless approved by PPIHC). Anyone wishing to view the race from above the Start Line must purchase a regular Race Day ticket as those traveling beyond the Start Line on Race Day are considered spectators.
  • Crew credentials will not guarantee access to the Motorcycle Hot Grid and/or Car Takeoff Point. Access cards will be needed for those locations (see below).

Motorcycle Hot Grid/Car Takeoff Point Access

  • In order to better control the “Takeoff Point” and “Motorcycle Hot Grid”, PPIHC will provide access cards for each competitor to distribute to 4 members of their team. The access cards will list the Competitor’s race number and Division. These cards will allow access into the Motorcycle Hot Grid (for motorcycle competitors) and Car Takeoff Point (for car competitors) when the Competitor is preparing to take the green flag. Once the Competitor has received the green flag and departed, those with access passes will be asked to leave this designated area.

Crew Credential Access on Pikes Peak - America's Mountain

(outside the hours of PPIHC-sanctioned activities)

  • Competitor and Crew credentials will not grant access to Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain during normal highway business hours during Race Week. The credentials will allow Competitors and Crew members though the Gateway for practice days and on Race Day at scheduled times.
  • Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain will provide one (1) free pass - good for one (1) free admission for one (1) person - per registration that may be used during Race Week. This pass will be included in the Competitor’s registration packet which will be available at Registration during Race Week.
  • Additional Pikes Peak Passes may be purchased at the Gateway. For details visit https://parks.coloradosprings.gov/pikes-peak-americas-mountain/page/hours-and-rates.

013 - Fan Fest Competitor Appearance Information 

Posted Online: March 5, 2018

Last Updated: March 5, 2018

2018 PPIHC Competitors are encouraged to attend Fan Fest on Friday, June 22nd. The event will take place from 5:00pm – 10:00pm in Downtown Colorado Springs and is a great opportunity to display your vehicle and to interact with fans and spectators. Display space prices start as low as $75 and can be reserved online only by visiting http://ppihc.org/fan-fest-competitors/. Reserve your space today as Fan Fest will be a sold-out event.

In previous years, the PPIHC has required division/class top qualifiers to attend the event. This is no longer a requirement of the PPIHC and therefore, anyone looking to display at Fan Fest must reserve a space. Please contact daniel@ppihc.org with any questions about your Fan Fest appearance.

014 – Motorcycle Qualifying and Practice Format

Posted Online: March 9, 2018

Last Updated: May 25, 2018

(Subject to Change)



Changes have been made to the Motorcycle Qualifying information below.  Additionally, the practice format has been added to this bulletin.  Please carefully review this bulletin, as it was originally posted on March 9, 2018 and updates were made on May 25, 2018.

Motorcycle Qualifying

During Motorcycle Qualifying, the time from the first run of the session (after the sighting run) will not count toward official qualifying.  This will allow riders the opportunity to see the conditions of the qualifying section at reduced speeds prior to making a run at full-speed against the clock, first in the sighting run, and again in a low-speed run.

Qualifying will officially start with that morning’s second run of session (after the sighting run and one non-qualifying run).  If a rider does not participate in the first available non-qualifying run, their time from the first official qualifying run will count as their qualifying time.

Practice Format

On Qualifying and Practice Days, the PPIHC will conduct 20-minute practice sessions, after the sighting run.

All riders must participate in the initial sighting run.

The Practice Day program will run in 20 minute sessions.  Riders will line up and are typically released in 45 to 60-second intervals.  Riders not in line within two (2) minutes of the 20 minute session end time (2-Minute Rule) will not be allowed to run in that session.

After the last rider is released, the sweep riders will proceed to the end of the section and escort the group back to the start of the section.  Always assume two-way traffic on the downhill return to the start of the section. The entire session should be completed in approximately 30 minutes. The only other instance in which the 2-Minute Rule will be implemented is if a session’s 20 minutes have not expired, and no other riders present to the starting line.

The 2-Minute Rule: If the course is green and no competitor presents to the Starting Line, the flagman will start a 2 minute clock. If the clock expires, and no competitor has presented, that particular session is checkered.

015- 2018 PPIHC Competitor Content Capturing Opportunities

Posted Online: March 13, 2018

Last Updated: March 13, 2018

(Subject to Change)

Mountain Video Package:


PPIHC/Windstar Studios will place multiple cameras (9) along the course on Race Day. These cameras will capture each competitor’s run as they pass different vantage points along the course (*Start Line, Engineers Corner, Halfway Picnic Grounds, Glen Cove, Double Cut, 16 Mile, Bottomless Pit, Boulder Park, and Finish Line). This video package will also include high frame rate/super slow-motion shots of the Start and Finish Lines. The total cost for all camera clips is $1,250 per competitor if registered before June 1st. After June 1st the total cost will be $1,400 per competitor. Both prices include video transfer fees. This is a cost-effective opportunity to acquire multiple angles of your race up Pikes Peak and can be edited together with your personal in-car camera footage to showcase your sponsors and supporters. There will be no transfer rates for those who have signed up for the footage and paid for the services.

Sign-up deadline is June 15, 2018. Click here to sign-up: https://form.jotform.com/72686267772168

A sample of the footage is found here:

http://windstarstudios.tv/2016_PPIHC_Mtn_Package/10-Vietch.mp4

*Camera locations are subject to change.

Helicopter Footage:

Limited slots are available for those interested in obtaining helicopter footage of their run. For those who sign up and pay the $3,000 fee, PPIHC will provide general helicopter footage (scenic) from the 96th Running as well as capturing a specific competitor’s run. The footage will be taken from a Cineflex camera and will be high definition (HD) quality. The footage will be available for download at the Start Line on Race Day. For more information, please contact PPIHC (megan@ppihc.org). Sign-up deadline is June 15, 2018.

Photos/Still Photography:

Larry Chen is the Official PPIHC professional photographer. Larry and his team receive exclusive access to capture still photographs throughout the course. If you are interested in purchasing a package from Larry, please contact him directly at: Larry@larrychenphoto.com.

Live Stream:

Competitors have other live broadcast opportunities through the Live Stream. Matchsports Media Group handles all broadcast rights and “live” opportunities (helicopter footage streaming, live interviews, in-car, etc.). Please reach out to James Kalogiros directly at: james@matchsports.com.

Windstar Studios:

Windstar Studios, Inc. is the PPIHC’s official digital asset management company and works to collect and distribute all digital assets. Windstar currently has several terabytes of PPIHC historical footage and nearly a century of racing images. Windstar is also PPIHC’s preferred vendor, if your team is interested in hiring a video/production team. Please contact PPIHC for a direct introduction to the Windstar Team at (megan@ppihc.org).

Official PPIHC iOS and Android App:

The PPIHC has continued its partnership with Colorado Springs based KS Technologies, LLC to develop the Official PPIHC App and offer it to the public free of charge in the Apple App and Google Play Stores. Each competitor invited to compete will be given a driver/rider profile within the app featuring competitor info, vehicle photos and race day times free of charge; however, KST is offering a variety of packages to enhance competitor profile’s with sponsor logos, links to social media profiles, and multiple photos and videos. To learn more about add on packages for the PPIHC App, please visit: http://ppihc.org/wp-content/uploads/KST-Competitors-Add.on-Packages.pdf

Content Usage, Licensing and Rights:

The content provided may be used for personal and promotional purposes. Please contact PPIHC for a licensing agreement only if you plan to use content for commercial purposes (megan@ppihc.org).

016 – Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain Highway Protocol Bulletin

Posted Online: March 23, 2018

Last Updated: June 1, 2018

(Subject to Change)

Changes have been made to the Highway Access/Protocol information below. Please note that Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain has implemented new construction and summer traffic protocols, including mandatory shuttle buses, to ease traffic.  Please carefully review this bulletin, as it was originally posted on March 23, 2018, and was revised on June 1, 2018.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
The following will be strictly enforced:
  • Under no circumstances is the parking lot at Santa’s Workshop to be used for parking of any passenger vehicles, race vehicles, and/or trailers, of competitors and/or teams, at any time.
  • Competitors are not allowed to pit and/or park on any portion of the Pikes Peak Highway road surface at any time. All competitors need to be parked and pitted in the designated parking and/or pit parking spaces.
  • The speed limit on the Pikes Peak Highway is strictly enforced. Speeding on the Pikes Peak Highway may result in a PPIHC penalty and/or fine.
  • During practice and testing, when coming downhill between runs, competitors must stay in their lane, follow two-way traffic rules, and drive at, or under, the posted speed limit.
  • When testing and practice sessions are over, it is imperative to remember that tourists are driving up the Pikes Peak Highway and the road is open to the general public. Two-way traffic rules are in place, and competitors must use extreme caution when going downhill.
  • The road is turned over to Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain at 8:30am on all testing and practice days. Competitors must be prepared to depart their designated pit area by 9:00am each day.
  • If competitors wish to spend additional time on Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain past 9:00am they must exit the Pikes Peak Highway and re-enter through the Gateway after paying the toll and exhibiting the PPIHC Competitor pass.  This pass is the only way, Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain staff will know that you are a competitor and therefore, do not have to take the mandatory shuttle.
  • If you will be in Colorado Springs, prior to Race Week, and want to drive the Pikes Peak Highway, please e-mail marla@ppihc.org and she can e-mail you a pass to print out. Again, this will be the only way the Highway staff will know you do not have to ride the mandatory shuttles.
  • A PPIHC Competitor highway pass, good only for 2018 Competitors during regular highway hours, will be included in your Registration packet (along with one (1) Free Admission Voucher).
  • Only street legal cars (not trailers) will be allowed on the Pikes Peak Highway during public hours and all drivers must obey all posted speed limits and traffic laws. If any competitor is found on the mountain, without having paid the toll during public hours and/or is cited for violating any traffic laws, they may be subject to a PPIHC penalty and/or fine.
  • No special event filming, photography, or other special activities are allowed without the express written approval of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain Manager or designee.
Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain is a public toll road 364 days a year. We must respect the time we are allowed to use the road and surrounding areas. Competitors who are not willing to adhere to these rules may be penalized.

017 - 2018 PPIHC Competitor On-Board Footage 

Posted Online: March 27, 2018

Last Updated: March 27, 2018

(Subject to Change)

Competitors in the 2018 running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, will have an increased opportunity for exposure through a joint effort between the PPIHC and Windstar Studios.

 

Entrants choosing to film their own in-car footage will be required to provide PPIHC Officials with the footage upon completion of the competitor’s run on Race Day. After each competitor takes the checkered flag on Race Day, a staff member/representative will collect the memory card from the on-board camera (provided by the competitor) that captured each competitor’s full-course run. The in-car video from the 2018 Race will be uploaded to the Official PPIHC YouTube Channel for broadcast on Race Day. All footage will be transferred to the PPIHC for storage and then returned to the competitor for personal use.

 

Additionally, the Windstar film crew may conduct a short interview with each competitor to be included with the on-board footage. All memory cards will be returned to competitors immediately after upload.

 

These videos will be promoted through PPIHC social media channels and will be available on the PPIHC Website and YouTube Channel.

 

PPIHC is not responsible for lost or damaged memory cards.

 

Competitors who do not finish the race will be sent a notice by email approximately one week after the race for upload instructions. The PPIHC will provide an uplink for transfer of these in-car video assets.

018 - 2018 Pit Space Management Bulletin

Posted Online: March 28, 2018

Last Updated: June 15, 2018

(Subject to Change)

Practice Days Pit Information: During Practice days, the following locations will be designated as pit areas:
  • Bottom Section - PPIHC Pits (No pit parking on the shoulder unless Premier Pit Row space has been reserved.
  • Middle Section - Glen Cove
  • Top Section - Devils Playground (No parking outside of the Devils Playground parking lot.)
Practice day pit requirements:
  • No motor homes allowed for competitors or crew members.
  • Motorcycle Competitors - Combined length of tow/support vehicle and trailer cannot exceed 30 feet (more details below).
  • Car Competitors - Maximum combined length of tow/support vehicle and trailer is 60 feet (more details below)
  • Each competitor who has purchased Premier Pit Row space (shoulder along the side of the road) at the Start Line, has it reserved for Practice days as well as Race Day. It is crucial that no competitor park on pit row during Practice/Qualifying days unless you have purchased Premier Pit Row space. Parking in the Bottom Section during Practice/Qualifying is restricted to the PPIHC pit area (unless Premier Pit Row space has been purchased).
Motorcycle-Specific:
  • Each entry will be limited to one (1) support vehicle during all Practice days. No additional vehicles will be allowed without prior approval.
The preassigned Start Line pit spaces/upgraded pit spaces/power pedestals discussed below are located inside the PPIHC pits, and are for Race Day only. The PPIHC pit area at the Start Line during Practice days will not be preassigned. Race Day PPIHC Pit Information: Pit Space Parameters and Assignments FOR RACE DAY ONLY:
  • Each competitor (who does not choose an upgrade) will receive at minimum, a 20’ (foot) X 12’ (foot) space for pit parking on Race Day. These spaces will be marked in the PPIHC Pit Area and at no time will any part of a competitor’s vehicle and/or pit setup be allowed outside of these space parameters. All spaces will be preassigned. PPIHC will not restrict what is inside of each pit space, but there is no leeway for extra space outside of these dimensions. The PPIHC pit area is currently paved, and will be striped later this Spring. PPIHC will send out final assignments, as soon as possible once the striping is done. Please note: a majority of spaces will be a bit larger than 20’ (foot) X 12’ (foot), but we won’t have exact measurements until the striping is done.
Gas Pump Area Parking:
  • PPIHC has arranged for an area to park and stage one tow vehicle and trailer outside of the pit area. Click here to view map. Once the competitor has unloaded and pitted in their assigned space, one support vehicle and one tow vehicle can be stored at the Gas Pump area that can be found on driver’s right, one mile below the Start Line area. Parking passes will be needed for this area (which will be picked up by the competitor during race week at Registration).
  • After the conclusion of the event on Race Day, as the competitors descend from the Summit and spectators are released for a downhill exit, there will be NO uphill traffic. All traffic, at the conclusion of the race, will be two lanes downhill on the Pikes Peak Highway. In an effort to allow teams and competitors to load and exit post-race, PPIHC has worked with the Forest Service, Colorado Springs Utilities, and Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain, to allow for one-time access on a back road from the Gas Pump Area to the pits (one-way, uphill traffic only). Click here to view map. This road is a bit narrow, so trailers towed on this back road are limited to 30 feet. This will allow crew members to get their trailer and support vehicle up to the pit area to load. These loaded vehicles will then exit the pits and join downhill traffic on the Pikes Peak Highway. Once the race is completed, under no circumstances, is the following allowed:
    • Uphill traffic on Pikes Peak Highway
    • Downhill traffic on the access road
  • Competitors also have the option (as long as impounds do not occur) of bypassing the PPIHC pits, on their descent from the Summit, and going directly to the Gas Pump area to load. They may then exit down the Pikes Peak Highway.
  • There is a shuttle that will run from the Start Line area (driver’s left just downhill from the pits) to take crew members to the Gas Pump Area on Race Day only. This shuttle will not run after the Competitors start their decent from the Summit and reach Glen Cove. Crews must plan accordingly.
Catamount Road Permit Parking
  • Each competitor will have the opportunity to purchase one parking pass for an additional car (no trailers) down Catamount Road (click here for map) for crew members. The cost for this is $25/car and is limited to one per competitor. The cars will be parked in the order in which they arrive. Catamount Road is a dirt road which extends north from the pits. All passengers in these cars must be fully prepared to walk uphill to the pit area as the parking could extend north over a mile.
  • Vehicles in this area are also a good place to store extra supplies since it will be relatively close to the Pit Area.
Other Race Day Pit Amenities and Options: Power: Sold out for 2018
  • A select few pit spaces have access to power. The power pedestal and all outlets will be available to the competitor who purchases the pedestal. A picture of the plugs and outlets available on each pedestal can be found here. The cost to reserve a pit space with power is $200. The pedestals are locked. Competitors who have pre-purchased power will receive the key during Registration The PPIHC is not responsible for a blown fuse due to power overload from competitor’s usage. PPIHC recommends that each competitor who purchases a power pedestal also bring backup power. To reserve and pay for a pit space with power, click here. Please note that no international adapters will be provided by PPIHC. These power pedestals are not equipped to charge electric vehicles.
For competitors who wish to upgrade the space of their Race Day pit area, there are two options available:
  • Reserve Premier Pit Row Space- Sold out for 2018
    • Premier Pit Row space is the area along the shoulder of the Pikes Peak Highway near the Start Line. It is reserved for PPIHC sponsors and available for purchase to a limited number of competitors. Each competitor who purchases Premier Pit Row space will have access to this space for Practice and their specific Qualifying day (in the Bottom Section) as well as for Race Day. To be added to the wait-list for Premier Pit Row Space, please contact megan@ppihc.org.
  • Upgrade to a larger pit area in the PPIHC Pits. Sold out for 2018
    • If competitors do not feel that the 20’ X 12’ space is sufficient, a select number of larger spaces are available for purchase. These spaces are 40’ X 12’, twice the length of the standard spaces. The cost for an upgraded space is $500. To purchase an upgraded space, please click here.
How to Purchase Catamount Road Passes, Power, or Updated/expanded space:
  • Power (for standard space (20’ X 12’) or upgraded space (40’ X 12’). Pedestals are limited and may be purchased on a first come, first served basis. Access to power will only be guaranteed for Race Day. https://form.jotform.com/72686078872169
  • Upgraded/expanded space (40’ X 12’). Upgraded spaces are limited and purchased on a first come, first served basis. The upgraded space is only available for Race Day. https://form.jotform.com/72686078872169
  • Purchase a Catamount Road Parking Pass ($25 each): https://form.jotform.com/80805138972159  To be purchased at Registration during Race Week.
Next Steps:
  • PPIHC will pre-assign pit spaces and setup requirements. Any competitor who does not chose to upgrade, will automatically be assigned a 12’ (foot) X 20’ (foot) space and no further action is needed.
  • All competitors must setup their pits on Saturday, June 23, 2018 between 2:00pm-6:00pm. Saturday setup is mandatory. Specific setup arrival times will be based upon pit space assignment. Additionally, this will allow ample time for competitors to coordinate with those pitting next to them to share resources as needed.

019 - 2018 Windshield / Helmet Sticker Bulletin

Posted Online: March 30, 2018

Last Updated: March 30, 2018

All competitors entered in the 2018 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, will be required to display a Gran Turismo banner on their vehicle and/or person during all Race Week practice and qualifying sessions and on Race Day.

The PPIHC will provide the banner/helmet sticker to each competitor at Registration. Competitors/entries will be responsible for the application of each banner in the specified location before receiving an official Tech sticker and passing Tech Inspection.

Requirements for the display of the Gran Turismo banner are as follows*:

Car Division/Class Entries with a front window

         • One Gran Turismo window sticker

Car Division/Class Entries without a front window

         • One Gran Turismo helmet visor sticker

Motorcycle Division/Class Entries

        • One Gran Turismo helmet sticker

Competitors/Entries that do not meet the parameters of these specifications

• Will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis

*NOTE:

• If the banner causes visual impairment, an alternative form of representation may be arranged with the PPIHC’s Race Director.

• Failure to display the Gran Turismo banner will result in disqualification.

• No other decals may be displayed on the windshield or on the designated helmet visor area.

020 – Car Numbers & Motorcycle Number Plates

 Posted Online: April 2, 2018

Last Updated: April 6, 2018

(Subject to Change)

100 – CAR & TRUCK SAFETY AND CONSTRUCTION

TECHNICAL REGULATIONS and SPECIAL RULES

  1. Competition Numbers & Names
  • 119.1 – All vehicle numbers are assigned by the PPIHC and limited to a maximum of three (3) digits.
  • 119.2 – There will be no duplication of vehicle numbers within the Car Divisions.
  • 119.3 – The assigned numbers shall be displayed on both sides of the vehicle and trunk lid, roof, or nose (as applicable) in readable numerals at least twelve (12) inches (30.48 cm.) high.
  • 119.4 – The final decision on the adequacy of the number will rest with the Director of Competition.
  • 119.5 – Car identification: The PPAHCEM has the right to control the appearance of cars to distinguish one car from another.

1000 – MOTORCYCLE & QUAD SAFETY AND CONSTRUCTION

TECHNICAL REGULATIONS and SPECIAL RULES

  1. Equipment Requirements & Specifications
  • 1002.3 – Racing Numbers: No duplicate numbers may be used in Motorcycle/Quad Divisions/Classes. A letter does not count as a number. The PPIHC reserves the right to assign numbers in the event of duplicates.
  • 1002.4 – Motorcycles must have number plates on the front and both sides mounted so that the rider does not obscure them.
  • 1002.5 – Quads must have number plates mounted front and back in a manner that they are not swinging or set at an angle more than 30 degrees from vertical.
  • 1002.6 – Number plates must be non-perforated. Six (6) inch (15.24 cm.) minimum numbers front and sides.
  • 1002.7 – Numbers (Number background must be visible on all sides of each number)
    • 1002.7.1 – White number plate background, black numbers (1 to 3 digits). Minimum of 6” (15.24 cm.) numbers, no shading. 8” (20.32 cm.) numbers recommended where feasible. Numbers must be bold enough to be clearly visible to race officials while on the course. Final approval will be at the discretion of the Director of Competition or his designee.

021 - 2018 Competitor-Specific Media Coverage Bulletin

Posted Online: April 11, 2018

Last Updated: April 11, 2018

(Subject to Change)

Competitors with a Media Representative and/or Team Photographer who is unaffiliated with a formal news outlet, and covering only one competitor, have two options for obtaining access to the 2018 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb:
  1. Competitors may add their Media Rep/Photographer to their Crew List and obtain a credential for them through that channel. This will allow them to travel with your team on practice sessions and on Race Day to document your race experience. Please note, those with Crew Credentials are not allowed past the Start Line on Race Day. Those wishing to cover the race from above the Start Line must purchase a Race Day Ticket and by doing so agree to remain within the defined Spectator Areas, and to adhere to all spectator rules and guidelines. This policy is strictly enforced.
  2. Members of the media may formally apply for Media Credentials through the Media Accreditation link. APPLY HERE.

022 – Technical Inspection Schedule and Mandatory Meeting Bulletin

Posted Online: April 13, 2018

Last Updated: April 13, 2018

(Subject to Change)

PPIHC is excited to announce that we have a new partner for Technical Inspection; Rehv’s TechWorks. This software allows the PPIHC (or other series) to streamline race vehicle inspections and verify compliance with series standards. From preliminary compliance to post-race checks, TechWorks allows tech teams to enter and verify every spec in real time, using mobile, state-of-the-art tools. The PPIHC will be implementing this strategy and software for the 2018 Technical Inspection and Event.

  Technical Inspection Reminders:
  • Technical Inspection will be held at The Broadmoor World Arena Parking Lot C (located at 3185 Venetucci Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906) on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. PPIHC Technical Inspection is free and open to the public.
  • Prior to Technical Inspection, competitors must complete Registration in the Breckenridge Room at Hotel Eleganté (located at 2886 South Circle Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80906). Competitors will not be able to go through Tech Inspection without first completing Registration.
  • During Registration, competitors will be given a Tech Folder that they must bring to Technical Inspection at The Broadmoor World Arena. Competitors will not be allowed to begin Technical Inspection without their Tech Folder in hand.
  • At Registration, competitors will also be given a Gran Turismo windshield banner or helmet visor sticker. All competitors/entries will be responsible for the application of the Gran Turismo banner in the specified location before receiving an official Tech sticker. All competitors entered in the 2018 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, will be required to display a Gran Turismo banner on their vehicle and/or person during all practice and qualifying sessions and on Race Day. All 2018 PPIHC Bulletins can be found at http://ppihc.org/bulletins-competitors/. Reference 019 – 2018 Windshield/Helmet Sticker Bulletin for any questions.
  • All teams must have the ability, and be prepared, to raise their vehicle upon request during Technical Inspection.
  • All competitors in 2018 will be required to present tires appropriate for all possible weather conditions on Pikes Peak (including wet roads and cold temperatures) at Technical Inspection. Tires must be presented at the scales.
  • The Technical Inspection schedule is broken down by Division/Class. In order to avoid long backups and delays, vehicles may not be presented for inspection prior to their scheduled time, unless the previously scheduled Division/Class has completed inspection. If the inspection of a Division/Class takes longer than scheduled, the next Division/Class will line up behind the final vehicle of the previously scheduled Division/Class.
  • Registration at Hotel Eleganté will be open for Rookie Competitors and Rookie Orientation Mentors only on Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 5:00-7:00pm.
  • Registration for all PPIHC Veterans will take place on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 8:00am-5:00pm at Hotel Eleganté.
  • Only one race vehicle will be inspected during Technical Inspection. No back up vehicle inspections will be conducted at that time.
  • Each participant is required to reserve a space on the front left and front right side of the vehicle for decals noting that the vehicle has passed the PPIHC’s Technical Inspection requirements. These decals must be displayed at all times while participating in Race Week activities.
  • Any Rookie competitor who fails to attend the mandatory Rookie Orientation will not be allowed to practice or qualify until they are authorized to do so by the Director of Competition, Assistant Director of Competition, or a designee. Per the 2018 Rule Book, competitors may be fined and/or disqualified for missing the mandatory Rookie Orientation.
 
  • Any competitor who fails to attend the mandatory Riders/Drivers Meeting at Hotel Eleganté Monday, June 18th, will not be allowed to practice or qualify until they are authorized to do so by the Director of Competition, Assistant Director of Competition, or a designee. Per the 2018 Rule Book, competitors may be fined and/or disqualified for missing the mandatory Riders/Driver Meeting.
    • 2.7 Mandatory Meetings – During the course of the event there are mandatory sessions to include: technical inspection, competitor's (drivers' and riders') meetings, rookie orientation (driver and rider), etc. Failure to attend or arrive at scheduled time will result in fines, loss of practice time and/or exclusion from the event.
  MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2018   Car Technical Inspection Schedule:
  • 8:30am – Rookie Cars line up for Technical Inspection
  • 9:00-10:30am – Rookie Car Competitors and Rookie Orientation Mentors
  • 10:30-11:15am – Unlimited Division
  • 11:15am-12:15pm – Time Attack Class
  • 12:15-12:45pm – Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport by Yokohama Class
  • 12:45- 1:15pm – Pikes Peak Challenge-Open Wheel Class
  • 1:15-2:00pm – Pikes Peak Challenge-Pikes Peak Open Class
  • 2:00-2:45pm – Pikes Peak Challenge-Exhibition Class
Motorcycle Technical Inspection Schedule:
  • 8:30am – Rookie Motorcycles and Rookie Orientation Mentors line up for Technical Inspection
  • 9:00-10:30am – Rookie Motorcycle Competitors and Rookie Orientation Mentors
  • 10:30-2:30pm – Veteran Motorcycle Competitors
(Arrive any time within these 4 hours, regardless of division or class.) Mandatory Meetings for Competitors:
  • 10:00am-3:30pm – Mandatory Rookie Orientation
    • Location: All Rookie Competitors will meet at the Broadmoor World Arena and caravan up to Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain.
  • 5:00-6:30pm – Mandatory All Riders/Drivers Meeting
    • Location: Hotel Eleganté - Pikes Peak Room #1-#4 Joint Session
      • Riders will break off after Joint Session and move to the Gold Camp Room
      • Riders/Drivers meetings will be limited to competitors and owner/crew chief. The meetings are closed to family members, spectators and the media. Failure to comply may result in penalties.

023 - Mandatory Rookie Orientation

Posted Online: April 16, 2018

Last Updated: April 16, 2018

(Subject to Change)

  • All Rookie competitors will be required to attend a mandatory on-course Rookie Orientation Session on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain on Monday, June 18, 2018. After Rookie Technical Inspection, all Rookie competitors will meet at 10:30am at The Broadmoor World Arena and caravan up to Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain.
  • All Rookie competitors will be paired with a Veteran PPIHC competitor who will mentor and coach newcomers while driving the course in a BMW Sport Activity Vehicle provided by Winslow BMW of Colorado Springs. The mentors will answer questions along the way and provide insight about the course to each Rookie.
Timeline of Events for Rookies:
  • Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 5:00pm-7:00pm
    • Registration - The Breckenridge Room at Hotel Eleganté will be open for any Rookie competitors who would like to register early (this is highly recommended). Registration for all other competitors will be open on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 8:00am-5:00pm. All competitors must go through Registration at Hotel Eleganté before proceeding to Technical Inspection.
  • Monday, June 18, 2018 - 8:30am arrive; 9:00am-10:30am
    • Technical Inspection - Rookie Car and Motorcycle Competitors will complete Technical Inspection at The Broadmoor World Arena parking lot C (3185 Venetucci Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80906) from 9:00am-10:30am. Please arrive at 8:30am to line up.
    • (See Technical Inspection Bulletin our bulletins page: 2018 Bulletins under 022 – Technical Inspection Schedule and Mandatory Meeting Bulletin)
  • Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:30am-3:30pm
    • Mandatory Rookie Orientation – All Rookies must meet at The Broadmoor World Arena at 10:30am after Technical Inspection. The Rookie Orientation will take place on Pikes Peak, however all mentors and Rookies will caravan to the mountain.
  • Monday, June 18, 2018 - 5:00pm-6:30pm
  • In order to ensure all Rookie competitors complete Technical Inspection by 10:30am, Monday, June 18th, the following procedure is recommended:
    • Car Competitors must arrive at Technical Inspection with full race suit and safety gear. Upon arriving at Tech, competitors should go directly to the scales with their gear (even if the car is still in line) and be weighed separately from their vehicle.  If a competitor needs to leave early to ensure they are on time for the Rookie Orientation Session (10:30am meeting time), crew members can complete Technical Inspection without the driver present.
    • Motorcycle Competitors must bring their gear for inspection, but do not have to be weighed.
 
  • The Rookie Orientation Session is limited to Rookie competitors only. No media, crew, friends or family will be allowed to attend. Failure to comply or attend may result in penalties.
  • Any competitor who fails to attend the mandatory rider/driver meeting at 5:00pm at Hotel Eleganté on Monday, June 18th, will not be allowed to practice or qualify until they are authorized to do so by the, Director of Competition, Assistant Director of Competition, or a designee.
  • The mandatory Rider/Driver meetings will be limited to competitors and owner/crew-chief. The meetings are closed to family members, spectators and the media. Failure to comply or attend may result in penalties.

024 – 2018 PPIHC Pits and Paddock Bulletin

Posted Online: April 24, 2018

Last Updated: April 24, 2018

(Subject to Change)

The PPIHC Pits and Pit Row spaces on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain are now fully paved. To protect the asphalt and road surface in the pit area, the asphalt/road may not be punctured by anchors, stakes, jack stands, etc. If you or your team plan to use a pop-up tent or awning, these must be secured with weights, water buckets, etc. (Do not use N2 bottles). If your trailer will be disconnected from your support vehicle, some type of trailer tongue rest must be used to prevent damage to the asphalt.

Drip pans are required under all vehicles. All spills, leaks, liquids, etc., must be cleaned up quickly and properly. PPIHC staff will be monitoring the paddocks on a regular basis. Competitors will be charged for any paddock or facility damages.

025 - Purse/Awards/Race Records Bulletin

Posted Online: April 26, 2018

Last Updated: April 26, 2018

(Subject to Change)

Awards:

The PPIHC is pleased to collaborate with Colorado Springs-based Glassical Designs to produce crystal trophies featuring the original Penrose Trophy design from the inaugural 1916 race. In addition to the crystal trophies, the following awards will be presented:

Watches:

TAG Heuer, the PPIHC’s Official Timekeeper, will present twelve Connected Watches to participants in the 96th running of the Race to the Clouds; the winners of each individual class will receive a watch.

Cash:

The cash purse for the 2018 Race will be $100,000. The purse-eligible divisions will receive $75,000 of the total purse. Any competitor(s) breaking the 8-minute, 30-second mark (8:29.999 or faster) will split the remaining $25,000 of the purse with a maximum of $10,000 going to a single competitor. The purse and non-purse eligible divisions for cars and motorcycles are listed below.

The 2018 purse allocation was approved by the PPIHC Board of Directors on March 27, 2018 with the following breakdown:

  • $5,000.00 will be distributed between the Car & Motorcycle Kings of the Mountain. The cash allocation between the Car & Motorcycle competitors with the fastest overall time will be determined based on the percentage of entries each discipline makes of the entire field.
    • For example, if there are 67 entries in the Car field and 33 in the Motorcycle field, the Cars and Motorcycle fields would receive 67% & 33% respectively of the $5,000.00 King of the Mountain allocation.
  • $10,000.00 shall be distributed between the Pikes Peak Challenge – Car & Motorcycle Divisions. The cash allocation between the Pikes Peak Challenge – Car & Motorcycle Divisions will be determined based on the percentage of entries each makes of the entire Pikes Peak Challenge field.
    • For example, if there are 23 entries in the Pikes Peak Challenge – Car field and 10 in the Pikes Peak Challenge – Motorcycle field, the Pikes Peak Challenge – Car and Motorcycle fields would receive 70% & 30% respectively of the $10,000.00 Pikes Peak Challenge allocation.
    • REMINDER: Only the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers for the Pikes Peak Challenge – Car and Motorcycle Divisions will receive purse funds.
  • $60,000.00 will be distributed evenly between the remaining purse eligible divisions/classes based on the number of participants in a division/class.
  • $25,000.00 will be split among any competitor(s) breaking the eight minute thirty second mark (8:29.999 or faster) with a maximum of $10,000.00 going to an individual entry.
  • NOTE: All percentage based purse allocations will be determined based on the number of eligible entries that cross the Start Line on Race Day (6/24/2018).
Per the 2018 PPIHC Rule Book, the following chart lists which divisions/classes are eligible for division/class records, purse payouts, awards, and TAG Heuer Connected Watches.

† - First, second and third place winners in the Division, as a whole, (Pikes Peak Challenge Car Division) will podium, receive awards, and be purse eligible.

‡ - First, second and third place winners in the Division, as a whole, (Pikes Peak Challenge Motorcycle Division) will podium, receive awards, and be purse eligible.

* - Each First Place Class winner, within the Pikes Peak Challenge Divisions (both Car and Motorcycle), will receive an award and will be announced at the award ceremony. (1st Place only)

DEFINITION OF TERMS:

Class - A category within a Division.

Division - The foundation of the competition structure, wherein various entries and vehicle types are separated by established rules and specifications.

The number of places paid in each eligible division/class will be determined by the number of eligible entries that cross the Start Line on Race Day. The parameters listing how many places will be paid for a division/class based on the divisions/classes allocation of the purse is as follows: 1 Subject to change if only one entrant in a class successfully crosses the Start Line.

026 - Competitor Awards Ceremony - June 25, 2018

 Posted Online: April 30, 2018

Last Updated: April 30, 2018

(Subject to Change)

To celebrate the achievements of those competing in the 96th Running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, an Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018. The Awards Ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Penrose House Pavilion located at 1661 Mesa Avenue in Colorado Springs. A light breakfast buffet will be served.

The PPIHC is pleased to collaborate with Colorado Springs-based Glassical Designs to produce crystal trophies featuring the original Penrose Trophy design from the inaugural 1916 race. In addition to the presentation of the crystal trophies, TAG Heuer, the PPIHC’s Official Timekeeper, will present the winners of each class (12) with TAG Heuer Timepieces.

It will be the responsibility of all trophy/award-winning competitors and/or their teams to accept their award(s) at this ceremony. All shipping/mailing costs incurred by PPIHC for shipping unclaimed awards will be passed along to the competitor/team.

027 - Competitor Race Week Schedule and Saturday, June 23rd Set-Up Day

Posted Online: May 2, 2018

Last Updated: May 2, 2018

(Subject to Change)

The 2018 Competitor Race Week Schedule can be found here.

 

This schedule includes mandatory meetings, Gateway access times for practice day, daily briefings, etc. Please reference it daily during Race Week for all important schedule details.

 

The only major change from past years is the start time for Pit Set-Up on Saturday, June 23rd. To help decrease congestion and delays with tourists, campers, course setup workers, and competitors, we have changed the Gateway Access/Pit Set-Up start time.

 

All competitors should be prepared to set-up their pits on Saturday, June 23, 2018 between 2:00pm-6:00pm.

028 - Race Day On-Course Vehicle Failure 

Posted Online: May 4, 2018

Last Updated: May 4, 2018

(Subject to Change)

During your run on Race Day, if you experience a vehicle failure and/or have determined that your vehicle will not be able to safely finish the run, please be courteous to the rest of the field. Attempt to pull your vehicle off the road in a safe location and end your run.

If we can avoid even one on-course breakdown/tow/safety response/course clean up, it will help keep the event running as scheduled.

029 - Summit Accommodations

Posted Online: May 8, 2018

Last Updated: May 8, 2018

(Subject to Change)

Due to the recent closure of the Cog Railway, the PPIHC has worked closely with Aramark and Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain Staff to secure access at the Summit House for PPIHC finishers on Race Day.

 

Summit House:

 

PPIHC will provide all competitors one meal at the Summit on Race Day!

  • One chicken sandwich or burger
  • Fries or chips
  • Donut
  • Refillable drink
The Summit House kitchen staff will have a full competitor list and will provide one meal per competitor.   TVs will be stationed in the Summit House, displaying the live stream as well as the live results.   Other:   A competitor gear transportation van will be available again this year from the Start Line area to the Summit.   If you have a smartphone or any other mobile device, internet will be available (for purchase) at the Summit.

030 - 2018 SMART Program

Posted Online: May 16, 2018

Last Updated: May 16, 2018

The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, is pleased to partner with the SMART Program team to provide mentors for both car and motorcycle competitors for the 96th running of the Race to the Clouds.

A letter from the SMART Program team is found here:

http://ppihc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-PPIHC-Competitor-Letter-3.14.2018.pdf

An outline of the SMART Program is found here:

http://ppihc.org/smart-program-overview/

All rookie competitors have been assigned a mentor. The mentor/mentee list can be found here:

The SMART Program team has compiled resources for all riders which are posted on the PPIHC website: http://ppihc.org/smart-program-resources/

IMPORTANT MESSAGE:

The resources are suggested by the Race Smart managers, coaches, other race teams and their sponsors; these products and suggestions should not be taken as an official endorsement by the PPIHC organization.

031 – Mandatory Rookie Practice Runs

Posted Online: May 22, 2018

Last Updated: May 22, 2018

As a reminder, the following rule in the 2018 Rule Book will be strictly enforced for the 2018 PPIHC:

• 6.9 - Rookie competitors must practice every section of the race course. A Rookie’s failure to practice one or multiple sections of the race course will result in their disqualification from the event.

032 – Team Waiting Area, Car Takeoff Point, Motorcycle Hot Grid and Starting  Procedure for Race Day

Posted Online: May 23, 2018

Last Updated: May 23, 2018

  Please review the illustration of the Motorcycle Hot Grid and Team Waiting Area at the end of this bulletin.
2018 Run Order   Team Waiting Area:
  • The Team Waiting Area provides a place where crew members can watch the times as well as receive any necessary updates from PPIHC Officials.
 
  • The map below shows the Team Waiting Area marked in red. It is located just downhill from the Upper Pit Road and will be easily visible and well-marked with Ducati logos.
 
  • Due to the limited number of crew members allowed in the Motorcycle Hot Grid as well as at the Car Takeoff Point, this gathering area will allow all crew members to track their driver or rider keeping the Hot Grid and Takeoff Point clear for competitors.
 
  • This area is designed for any and all crew members, who have a current competitor on course, to track the competitor’s progress (via timing). For the motorcycle program, as soon as a competitor is launched into Pit Lane their crew will proceed to the Team Waiting Area directly adjacent to the #20 grid position. For the car program, crew members who are not allowed through the gates to the Takeoff Point may gather at this area. Additionally, for crew members at the Takeoff Point, once their competitor receives the green flag, they must proceed to the Team Waiting Area to monitor competitor progress.
 
  • If there is a restart required and/or any other information needs to be communicated to crew members, PPIHC Officials will first look for the crew at the Team Waiting Area. Likewise, should there be an incident on the course, PPIHC Officials will look for the competitor’s crew members/family members in this area.
  Motorcycle Race Day Starting and Finishing Procedure
  • Motorcycle and Quad competitors will move from their pits to be staged in the Motorcycle Hot Grid by an official in order of qualifying time by 7:30am. This grid is on pit row, driver’s right, just downhill from the Short Stop food trailer. There will be 10 covered spaces made up of 2 grid positions each. Each grid position will have an electrical power outlet for tire warmers. Motorcycle teams will be assigned one grid position each and Quad Teams will be assigned two grid positions for their start. Grid position assignments will be available during Race Week on the Wednesday or Thursday after motorcycle qualifying.
 
  • IMPORTANT NOTE FOR MOTORCYCLE HOT GRID AREA: When the Grid Race Official directs the Motorcycle starting competitor into the Pit Lane, that Pit Lane becomes Hot ahead of the competitor. No one is allowed in the Motorcycle Pit Lane except at the direction of a Race Official, and only the starting competitor is allowed in the Pit Lane when it is Hot.
 
  • When directed by the Grid Race Official, each competitor will launch from their designated grid position, one at a time, and advance up the fenced-off Hot Pit Lane to the Starter/Flagman who will signal the competitor when to start their run. Pit lane speed is not to exceed 15 MPH.
 
  • As the grid empties, the staging official will direct the remainder of the field into their grid spaces to await their turn to start.
 
  • All riders will leave the Start Line one rider at a time and there will be a minimum of a one minute gap between riders. All vehicles must be mobile on the starting grid, no exceptions. No ATV’s or trailers will be allowed on the Motorcycle Hot Grid.
 
  • If a rider is “red flagged” during their race run, they will be given instructions by a course official on returning to the Start Line/Ducati Hot Grid.
 
  • All competitors will be held at the Summit until the race is completed and will return to the Start Line in the Parade of Champions.
 
  • The top three finishers in each division/class must immediately report to the designated impound area in the motorcycle pits once they return from the Summit. Any rider/driver who finishes in the top three in their division/class and fails to immediately report to the impound area will be disqualified.
  Motorcycle Hot Grid/Car Takeoff Point Access
  • To better control the Takeoff Point and Motorcycle Hot Grid, PPIHC will provide access cards for each competitor to distribute to 4 members of their team. The access cards will list the competitor’s race number and division. These cards will allow access into the Motorcycle Hot Grid (for motorcycle competitors) and Car Takeoff Point (for car competitors) when the competitor is preparing to take the green flag. Once the competitor has received the green flag and departed, those with access passes will be asked to leave this designated area and proceed to the Team Waiting Area.
  Motorcycle Hot Grid/ Team Waiting Area

033 - 2018 Competitor Pit Assignments

 Posted Online: June 4, 2018

Last Updated: June 15, 2018

(Subject to Change)

 

New for 2018, the Competitor pits are 100% paved and striped!

 

Competitor pit spaces have been assigned for the 96th running of the Race to the Clouds.

 

Pit Space Management: Review bulletin #018 at http://ppihc.org/bulletins-competitors/

Competitor Pit Assignments: http://ppihc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-Pit-and-Power-Assignments.pdf

Reminders:
  • All competitors must setup their pits on Saturday, June 23, 2018 between 2:00pm-6:00pm. Saturday setup is mandatory.
  • If a competitor withdrawals from the race prior to Race Day, fails to pass Tech Inspection, or does not taking the green flag on June 24th, 2018, their pit space will be reassigned and/or turned over to the PPIHC.
  • Each competitor will have the opportunity to purchase one parking pass for an additional car/support car (no trailers) down Catamount Road (click here for map) for crew members. The cost for this is $25/car and is limited to one per competitor. The cars will be parked in the order in which they arrive. Catamount Road is a dirt road which extends north from the pits. All passengers in these cars must be fully prepared to walk uphill to the pit area as the parking could extend north over a mile. Vehicles in this area are also a good place to store extra supplies since it will be relatively close to the Pit Area. Catamount Road Parking Permits are limited to one per competitor, and must be purchased in the Registration Room during Race Week (location and times are on the competitor schedule).
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