Announcing the Fast 15 Qualifiers for the 2021 Race to the Clouds

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Announcing the Fast 15 Qualifiers for the 2021 Race to the Clouds

June 25, 2021 | PPIHC | Competitor, Spectator

Announcing the Fast 15 Qualifiers for the 2021 Race to the Clouds

Inaugural Award to Become Annual Tradition

Colorado Springs, CO – The 99th running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, has released the top fifteen qualifiers following three days of qualifying runs on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain. Drivers representing the best of the six racing divisions have been recognized as the first annual “Fast 15”. Colorado’s Paul Dallenbach had the fastest time of the week with a clocking of 3:52.497.

Two rookies are included in the top contenders, Don Wickstrum and Codie Vahsholtz. This elite group includes competitors representing France, Japan, New Zealand, the UK and USA. Each will be recognized at the 2021 PPIHC Awards Ceremony presented by Rebellion Timepieces.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this group. They represent the best of the best,” stated Megan Leatham, Executive Director of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. “Every year we plan to welcome 15 new members, and as our 100th running approaches, we will integrate the Fast 15 competitors and their vehicles into several planned activities.”

First staged in 1916, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second oldest race in America. The invitation-only event, often referred to as The Race to the Clouds is held annually on the last Sunday of June on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, near Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. The famous 12.42-mile course consists of 156 turns, boasts an elevation gain of 4,725 feet, and reaches a finish line at 14,115 feet above sea level. The PPIHC’s automobile categories feature a wide variety of vehicles representing multiple forms of motorsport; everything from production-based Time Attack challengers to purpose-built Open Wheel racers and state-of-the-art Unlimited vehicles take on America’s Mountain pursuing victory. The 100th Running of this iconic motorsports event will take place in 2022.

Lisa Haight
Event Coordinator / Media / Historian
(719) 685-4400

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