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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. (PPIHC photo)

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Partners With USAC

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has partnered with United States Auto Club. 

While the PPIHC remains a self-sanctioned motorsports event, USAC will provide added safety oversight and best practices which will result in streamlined operations and cost savings for the historic Race to the Clouds.

“USAC is honored to partner with the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb to bring RallySafe and its safety features to the one of the most historic motorsports events in the USA,” Kevin Miller, USAC President and CEO said.

USAC has enjoyed a storied history since being formed in 1956 as a sanctioning body for the United States National Championship, the Indianapolis 500 and the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. The partnership with Pikes Peak lasted nearly 25 years, from 1956 to the early 1980s.

“Our relentless pursuit of safety for spectators and competitors led us to partner with USAC,” said Melissa Eickhoff, Executive Director for the PPIHC. “We’re doing all the right things, but now we’re adding another layer of advisory personnel and implementing programs like RallySafe with USAC which just makes so much sense as the best way to improve safety for our iconic event.”