Derek Boyd

#72

Age: 38

Competitor Info:

Competitor Hometown
Pittsboro, NC
Car Make and Model
2008 Mitsubishi Evo X
Years Competed
11th year

Car Info:

Year: 2008

Make: Mitsubishi

Model: Lancer Evolution X

Drive Train: All Wheel Drive

Base: 104"

Weight: 3000 lbs.

Engine Make: Mitsubishi

Engine Info: 2.2L Turbo

Fuel Types: E85

Frame: Stock

Additional info: Overhead Cam

Pikes Peak

History

  • 2024 will be Derek’s 11th attempt at Pikes Peak in his Mitsubishi Evo X  
  • Best Finish:  2020 – 2nd place – Unlimited division and 10th place overall. 
  • Best Time: 2023 – 10:03.367
  • “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.”  
  • Ran a shortened course in 2018 and 2021