FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 22, 2023
PPIHC QUALIFYING & PRACTICE SESSION POSTPONED
Colorado Springs, Colorado – On what was slated to be the final day of qualifying runs for the 101st Running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, the mountain had other plans. Unpredictable conditions and a fog shrouded course led race officials to reschedule today’s session to Friday, June 23.
Ticketholders with either Thursday or Friday tickets will be admitted. Parking areas for spectators are Start Line, Halfway Picnic Grounds and Devils Playground.
As a reminder, tickets are sold out. Gates open for spectators at 4:00am.
FRIDAY, JUNE 23
Upper Section: Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama / Time Attack 1 Middle Section: Unlimited / Pikes Peak Open
Lower Section (Qualifying): Exhibition / Open Wheel
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.
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