Apply November 11, 2021 – January 13, 2021
Colorado Springs, CO – Applications for the 100th Running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, open today. Competitors, race teams and manufacturers may submit applications for consideration through January 13, 2022.
Drivers will vie for slots in six divisions – Open Wheel, Unlimited, Time Attack 1, Pikes Peak Open, Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama and Exhibition. Total entries will be limited to 75 competitors.
Spencer Penrose, founder of this elite motorsport competition, invited the first competitors in 1916. Then, as now, it is an invitation-only event. The first event spanned three days of competition and included nearly 30 competitors in the automobile division. Among the entries were well-known automakers Ford, Buick, and Cadillac, along with legendary autos Duesenberg, Hudson, and Studebaker, as well as the once-revered badges Delage, Chalmers and Mercer. Despite the presence of proven automotive technology, the event was won by Rea Lentz in his Romano Special. Lentz and the race car passed into history but established an important first on Pikes Peak.
The 100th Running of the Race to the Clouds will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2022.
Driver applications may be submitted HERE.
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 typically 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.
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