2023 Countdown


Derek Boyd


Age: 36

Competitor Info:

Competitor Hometown
Pittsboro, NC
Car Make and Model
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
Years Competed
8th year

Car Info:

Year: 2008

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Lancer Evolution X

Drive Train: All Wheel Drive

Base: 104"

Weight: 3000 lbs.

Engine Make: Mitsubishi

Displacement ci: 134

Fuel Types: E-85 - ethanol

Frame: Stock

Additional info: Turbo and overhead cam

Pikes Peak


  • Best Time: 2020 – 10:11.446 – beating his previous best by 46 seconds
  • Best Finish:  2020 – 2nd place – Unlimited division and 10th place overall.
  • “The Machine”
    • Acquired in 2012
    • Was already modified but Derek was not even close to being satisfied with it.
    • It weighed 3,550 lbs. which was not where Derek and his team wanted it.
    • It took the car two years to become race-worthy for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb
    • Secondary fuel – nitrous
  • Rookie year time was 11:40.786 (2014)
  • Crashed the car in 2015
  • The car caught fire several times in 2016 but still competed.  His time – 10:57.684
  • From 2014 through 2019 – Derek ran in the Time Attack division.
  • Before the 2020 event, Boyd stated, “It has been a rough past few years, and I never know what to expect from Pikes Peak. It’s an unpredictable and sometimes hostile force.” 
  • After struggling with 2 DNFs, and a couple of weather-shortened course runs, Derek laid down his best run yet in 2020 when he switched to the Unlimited division.
  • Ran a shortened course in 2018 and 2021
  • This will be Derek’s 8th run on Pikes Peak in his Mitsubishi Evo X