COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Int’l Hill Climb presented by Gran Turismo welcomed competitors for a second day of practice and qualifying sessions on Wednesday.
Qualifying records fell in every division. Paul Dallenbach bested his own former fast qualifying time in the Open Wheel division, posting a time of 3:52.497 in the No. 98 2006 PVA-003 Dallenbach Special and eclipsing the former qualifying record by .363 seconds.
Codie Vahsholtz and Dan Novembre were second and third, respectively, in class.
Randy Pobst in the Exhibition group beat his previously-established top qualifying time by two seconds, clocking in at 4:10.342 in the 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid. He bested Daijiro Yoshihara and Nick Robinson for top qualifying honors in that division.
Tanner Foust toppled Travis Pastrana’s record in the one-make Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama division, shattering the old mark by a second and a half with a time of 4:21.277 in the No. 34 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. George Hess III and Kathryn Mead followed.
The Pikes Peak Open group stepped up to the middle section to make their practice runs from Glen Cove to 16 Mile.
On the upper section, the Unlimited and Time Attack 1 divisions practiced at altitude. Those two divisions move to the lower section on Thursday for qualifying.
The full list of Wednesday practice and qualifying times can be viewed by clicking here.
Race Day Run Order is as follows:
- The Exhibition Division competitors will run slowest to fastest based upon qualifying times.
- The Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama Division will run slowest to fastest based upon qualifying times.
- The remaining competitors will run fastest to slowest based upon qualifying times (regardless of division). Those cars will not run in any specific division order.
Qualification times will be determined by the competitor’s best time on the Lower Section during official qualifying held June 22-25. The final run order will be based upon qualification times.