Request for Invitation

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The Request for Invitation process for the 96th Running of the Race to the Clouds opened on November 15, 2017 and will close on January 5, 2018. In order to allow more practice time for competitors, and to facilitate for a more efficient Race Day experience for competitors and spectators, the PPIHC will once again limit the field to approximately 100 vehicles. The field of invited entries will be chosen through the Request for Invitation process by our Selection Committee. All required information listed in the Request for Invitation packet must be submitted by the entry deadline, January 5, 2018.  There will be no exceptions. Entry fee for the 2018 event is $1,500 per vehicle. For a complete list of all mandatory forms, documents and information (general and division/class specific) please click here.  The 2018 PPIHC Selection Committee will be using the following criteria and guidelines when choosing the field of vehicles for the 2018 Race:

  • Racing Experience (to be detailed on racing resume)
  • Vehicle Eligibility/Quality
  • Rookie/Veteran Status
  • Racing References
  • Previous Pikes Peak Performance & Results

Review before completing the Request for Invitation:

  1. 2018 Registration Timeline
  2. 2018 Rule Book
  3. 2018 Request for Invitation Checklist
  4. 2018 Racing Resume Example


Race Committee: The PPIHC Race Committee collectively brings 150+ years of experience in the automotive field to this prestigious event, with some members having ties to this race dating back to its inception and the days of Spencer Penrose. This committee has deep roots in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region and includes members whose family involvement has spanned generations. The PPIHC Race Committee is comprised of current and former competitors, race officials and PPIHC Board members. Those serving on this committee are not only well-versed in the automotive industry and in motorsports, but are proud to call Colorado Springs home.  The eleven-member committee (two non-voting members) is comprised of four PPIHC Board Members (Chairman, Vice Chairman, Immediate Past Chairman, Immediate Past Race Director) and seven other members.

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Contact Us: For technical questions regarding Motorcycle/Quad Divisions, contact: Paul Livingston, Technical Director – Motorcycle Program, For technical questions regarding Car Divisions, contact: Dan Skokan, Director of Competition, For registration questions and general information contact: Megan Leatham, Executive Director, Testing Information: The PPIHC will be conducting a private test for accepted and registered entries in the 2018 event.  Each testing day will have a maximum number of car/motorcycle participants, and registration for those spaces will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  Testing Registration will open on November 15, 2017. You must register for testing online. 2018 Tire Testing Information & Registration


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