Press Release –
The 84th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was dominated this year by drivers who used an ingeniously simple, performance enhancing fuel-saver device called the VortexValve, manufactured by Air Synergy Labs, Inc. located in Las Vegas, NV.
Canadian, Jim Goertz set a new record for the Quad Division. Driving #84, Jim said his quad was strong through the lower half of the course. He credits the VortexValve with providing a good amount of extra mid-range torque and said that despite the fact the upper half of the course was covered with loose gravel the increased torque and traction made it easier to navigate. This is Goertz’ first victory in this event.
The Pikes Peak International Hillclimb (PPIHC) is an annual tarmac/gravel automobile and motorcycle hillclimb to the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado, a distance of 12.42 miles. With more than 156 turns, 42 to the Finish Line which is atop the Peak at 14,110 feet, it’s no wonder why this is called the “Race to the Clouds”.
The PPHIC is a race sanctioned by Rally America. Drivers from around the world challenge each other in this annual race for the Penrose Trophy. Racing up the mountain at speeds exceeding 120 MPH, around blind curves and on loose gravel, each driver races against the clock.
The second oldest race in the USA (the Indy 500 is the oldest), the PPHIC has taken place since 1916 and is currently contested by four classes of cars (Super Stock Car, Unlimited, Open Wheel, Open Stock Car, and Exhibition), seven classes of motorcycle (Quads, 250cc, 450cc, 750cc, SuperMoto, Vintage, and Sidecars), and modified trucks. There are often numerous new classes tried and discarded year-to-year. On average there are 150 competitors.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the highest and arguably the most spectacular hill climb in the world.
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