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More than 80 drivers have been invited to compete in the 100th Pikes Peak Hill Climb on June 26. (PPIHC photo)

Field Set for 100th Pikes Peak Hill Climb

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Int’l Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo announced the competitors invited to challenge the 12.42-mile course during the 100th running of the prestigious event.

More than 80 drivers from 12 nations and 17 states will travel to Colorado Springs for the iconic Race to the Clouds on June 26.   

Highlights of the entry list for the large field of competitors include returning “King of the Mountain” champions Robin Shute and David Donner. Familiar and new faces from the Millen and Unser clans will look to etch their names in the record books. Rod and Rhys Millen are each entered and Loni Unser, daughter of Johnny Unser, competing in the Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy class.

Multi-time Indianapolis 500 starter J.R. Hildebrand is entered in the open-wheel class, road racer Randy Pobst will run in the exhibition division and David Donohue will compete in the Tim Attack 1 class.

Sixteen newcomers will experience the event for the first time. 

From grueling early morning practice runs on the mountain to late-night prep and tuning sessions in the garage, each team will be reminded of what it takes to achieve success at 14,115 feet. Ultimately, the mountain decides.

First staged in 1916, the Pikes Peak Int’l 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. 

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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