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PIKES PEAK RACING TO BRING WORLD CLASS DRIVER RANDY POBST TO THE PPIHC

 

Colorado Springs, CO (March 12, 2015) – Calling all racing enthusiasts. Pikes Peak Racing (PPR) just announced Randy Pobst, Motor Trend Magazine’s track driver and two-time North American Touring Car Champion, will be driving PPR’s car in the 93rd Running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

 

"PPR was established in August 2014 with one goal in mind, to be the best of the best.” said owner Rob Brooks. “As an enthusiast of modern day performance machines (both consumer and business owner), PPR is founded on core racing principles with staff that work and participate in a wide array of racing events.” “Bringing Randy Pobst to drive for us in the PPIHC shows a new competitor has emerged and we are hell bent on winning.”

 

Pobst will be driving PPR’s Nissan GTR in the Time Attack 2 Class where cars are mostly stock but allowed to make safety, suspension and braking modifications. "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join Pikes Peak Racing and Rob Brooks to return to the PPIHC for a third time” said Pobst. “This world-renowned event inspires my competitive urges to their 'peak' and I know Rob and his PPR team will put forth a first-class effort."

 

Randy continues to be fascinated with open-road racing like the PPIHC. “Here the challenge is you, the car, the road. You leave the line at three-minute intervals. No other cars to worry about, no others to punt you off, nor to gauge your performance against. It's much more raw than a racetrack, which seems so sanitized in comparison,” he said.

 

Look for Pikes Peak Racing and Pobst on race day, Sunday, June 28th. Visit PPIHC.com for more information.

 

About Pikes Peak Racing

PPR is southern Colorado's premier high performance street and track car headquarters. Conveniently located just off I-25 at 114 West Cimarron St, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Pikes Peak Harley-Davidson and Pikes Peak Motorsports are primary sponsors of Pikes Peak Racing.

 

They are outfitted with the latest equipment and feature a Superflow all wheel drive chassis dyno and a Hunter alignment rack. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm and on Saturdays by appointment only. They can be reached at 719-434-3852 or at www.GO-PPR.com. Follow the Nissan GTR build by liking their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pikespeakracing.

 

About Randy Pobst

Pobst is a two-time North American Touring Car Championship title winner and is also a two-time class winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona, in 2001 and 2006.

 

Pikes Peak Racing's 2015 PPIHC Video and Story of the event

 

Our 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb didn't end the way we were hoping, in fact it went the exact opposite. Everything was normal in the morning getting closer to 10 a.m. when we were scheduled to run shortly after. David Donner in his 991 Turbo S ran just a few spots ahead of us and finished his run as we were pulling up to the line. A small bit of oil spilled on the road just a few miles from the start line and the race was stopped just as we were ready to take off. As our tires were cooling down from sitting without the warmers we finally left about 15 minutes later then planned do to the course clean up. We knew Donner ran a 10:26 and a 1:51 in the first section. After Randy took off we all huddled around the TV times to see how Randy was doing, then all of a sudden it came up section 1 1:49,  we're 2 seconds ahead for the first section. As we waited for the section 2 time to appear it seemed like ages until we finally heard the news Randy Pobst went off the course at the sump just over 3 minutes up the mountain. Randy quoted that he got lost on the road and thought he was 2 corners further up which is a lot higher speed corner then he was entering and simply couldn't scrub off enough speed. The car was towed out of the sump and dropped off at Pikes Peak Racing to begin the rebuild and get our GTR back on the track! Check out this link to a video of our run! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6s1nmJDe4Y