Some on board footage from the Desert Monkey Rally team from this year’s 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
The team finished 3rd place in Time Attack 4WD group finishing with an overall time of 12:08:64. This was the last year that the event would include a dirt section. continue reading »
Did you know that New Mexico, Albuquerque specifically has our very own homegrown rally team? RSW would like to introduce you to Victor Kuhns and the Desert Monkey Rally Team!
The Desert Monkey Rally team has been involved in professional rally sport since 2003. Competing in both PGT, Group N, and Open, the team has competed on some of the most amazing gravel the country has to offer. On Sunday, June 26, 2011 the team will be traveling to Colorado to participate in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The PPIHC race is composed of a 12.42 mile long course with 156 turns that begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak. As the elevation increases, so does the punishment to the driver and the vehicle. The thin air also robs engines of 30% of their power at the summit. Competitors and vehicles must be in top shape simply to finish…let alone win! Currently, the record time is 10:01.41 and was set by Nobuhiro Tajima in 2007. continue reading »
The Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb will be going on this Sunday, July 19th, 2009 in Colorado Springs.
The race is run on a 12.42 mile course with 156 turns that begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak. This years race, the 87th incarnation of the race, will have 11 classes and features a variety of automotive, semi truck, exhibition, open wheel, super stock car, pro truck and motorcycle classes with a field of approximately 200 competitors racing up the mountain. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the 2nd oldest motor sports race in America.
The current record of 10:01.41 was set by Nobuhiro Tajima in the 2007 race.
Tickets to the event start at $40 and are available on the official website.
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