2014 Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Recap [w/Videos]

Yesterday marked the 92nd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb presented by Broadmoor hotel. And like every year, veteran and rookie drivers alike made it another event worth remembering. First and foremost, we take a minute to remember Bobby Goodin, who lost his life when his Triumph motorcycle careened off the side of the mountain. It’s the first death at Pikes Peak since 2005. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Goodin family. PHOTOS: See More of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution
2014 Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Recap [w/Videos]
Amongst some very sad news, there was a bit of good news for all of this year’s racers taking to the hill. Of note was Mitsubishi’s tag team in the i-MiEV electric racer, Greg Tracy and Hiroshi Masuoka, along with Gas Monkey Garage’s Aaron Kaufman in his custom Ford Falcon. All three making impressive runs, especially for Kaufman who posted a 12:53.892. Not half bad for a rookie. RELATED: See More Motorcycle Photos But at the end of the day, there could only be one, and that was at the hands of Romain Dumas in his 2013 Norma racer who posted an impressive 9:05.801. The final results are as stands, separated by class: Unlimited Division (Fastest Overall Run) Romain Dumas 2013 Norma 9:05.801 Here is video of Romain doing a trial run prior to the officially timed run:
Elec-Electric Modified Greg Tracy 2014 Mitsubishi 9:08.188 Here's video of Tracy's qualifying run (note the annoying car alarm sound is meant to warn the track ahead of the silent-running electric vehicle):
PPC-Open Wheel Clint Vahsholtz 2013 Ford 9:54.700 PPC-Pikes Peak Open Michael Skeen 2009 Nissan 9:55.471 Pikes Peak Open Jeremy Toye 2013 Kawasaki 9:58.687 Time Attack-Time Attack1 Vincent Beltoise 2009 Porsche 10:00.744 PPC-Vintage Ralf Christensson 1967 Ford 10:46.000 Here is a clip from TFLCar, covering Christensson's efforts:
Pikes Peak Middleweight Eric Piscione 2013 Ducati 10:46.159 Pikes Peak Lightweight Cal Collins 2011 Honda 10:58.203 Here's a clip covering Collins' preparations for the climb:
Time Attack-Time Attack2 Fred Veitch 2001 Porsche 11:14.834 PPC-Quad Theo Bernhard 2007 Yamaha 11:20.020 PPC-UTV/Exhibition Guy Martin 2014 Martek 11:32.558 Elec-Electric Production Bike Jeff Clark 2013 Zero 11:59.814 Here's video of Clark practicing for the hill climb:
PPC Pikes Peak 250 Matt Meinert 2004 Honda 12:09.513 Elec-Electric Modified Bike Jeremiah Johnson 2013 Brutus Electric Motorcycles 12:20.448 PPC-Exhibition Donald Hoffman 2013 Radical 12:29.612 Here is a great local news clip about Hoffman:
Elec-Electric Production Roy Richards 2012 Honda 12:55.591 PPC-Vintage Motorcycle Mark Shim 1971 Triumph 12:58.519 PPC-Sidecar Masahito Watanabe 2014 Kumano Motorsport 23:50.080 For full results, hit the link: 2014 Pikes Peak Final Results

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