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Thursday, April 13, 2023
BEHIND THE WHEEL
MATUS HUSKA RETURNS TO PIKES PEAK IN AUDI ENTRY HOPING FOR REDEMPTION IN 2023 RACE TO THE CLOUDS
Colorado Springs, CO – On June 25 seventy drivers will be on the grid for the 101st Running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo. Matus Huska, currently a Wheat Ridge, Colorado resident, but raised in Slovakia, will represent his home country in this year’s Race to the Clouds.
Huska challenged Pikes Peak for the first time in 2022 in the Time Attack 1 division in his 2010 Audi TTs. He is back on the mountain this year in the Audi, but has moved from Time Attack 1 to the Pikes Peak Open division.
ABOUT THE PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB
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 (20 km) course consists of 156 turns, boasts an elevation gain of 4,725 feet (1,440 m), and reaches a finish line at 14,115 feet (4,302 m) above sea level. The PPIHC’s six race divisions feature a wide variety of vehicles – from production-based Time Attack challengers to purpose-built Open Wheel racers and state-of-the-art Unlimited vehicles. The current race record was set in 2018 by Romain Dumas and Volkswagen in the all-electric I.D. R Pikes Peak – 07:57.148.