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04-02-2013 09:00 PM
homey55
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Originally Posted by TheGlassMaker View Post
Videos are above. Broke in 2011 by a japanise guy still dirt roads. Broke in 2012 by rhys on pavement.

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Rod Millen held the record before that and it was even more dirt...I'm okay with Rhys having the record when his dad was king! Monster has worked really hard to get that record though.
04-02-2013 05:21 PM
TheGlassMaker Videos are above. Broke in 2011 by a japanise guy still dirt roads. Broke in 2012 by rhys on pavement.

Sent from 34.0764 N, 118.4296 W
04-02-2013 02:23 PM
Magus2727
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Originally Posted by TheGlassMaker View Post
Pikes peak is now completly paved. They have taken most of the challenging parts away. I will never like the idea of rhys millen getting the new world record when the previous record was done when the track was 70 percent dirt and gravel. I don't care if it was raining.

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I thought the record was broke in 2011 or 2012 by a Japanese guy when their was only a few miles of dirt left before the finally paved the last few mile section.
04-02-2013 12:13 PM
TheGlassMaker Previous record.

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Current record.

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04-02-2013 12:07 PM
TheGlassMaker Pikes peak is now completly paved. They have taken most of the challenging parts away. I will never like the idea of rhys millen getting the new world record when the previous record was done when the track was 70 percent dirt and gravel. I don't care if it was raining.

Sent from 34.0764 N, 118.4296 W
04-02-2013 11:41 AM
Magus2727 I was going to... that's why its on the bucket list... :-) I was also going to get a number of years of track and other NASA and SCCA events under my belt.
04-02-2013 10:35 AM
wrc_fan ^^this

I'd go get some local hill climbs under your belt before tackling what looks to be an invitation type event.
04-01-2013 07:36 PM
BenSlocum
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Originally Posted by Magus2727 View Post
I have read through the rules and regulations but I am still a little confused on what I might need. I have determined that I would NOT be in the Open class rather the Time Trial.

Sounds like I need a full roll cage and the specifications are very clear on that. Need to have padding. I was going to eventually get that once I turn my car into a track only car.

But do I need a new steering wheel? sounds like it needs to be a removable kind. Also sounds like I need to have an external battery kill switch. Need to have a full fire suit. Do I need a full vehicle fire suppression system? the rules make it sound kind of like it does.

Looks like I need a full 5 point harness and the rules are clear on that down to how old the belt can be.

the spoiler rule is clear.

Do I need a toe strap on the throttle also? it is just not completely clear what all is required for the other classes vs the time trial class.

Guess its mostly on the safety. Do I need a non factory steering wheel (non -airbag race wheel?) and do I need a engine bay and passenger compartment fire suppression?
Disclaimer- most of my experience is with desert and rally, I have never run Pikes Peak.

They, to the best of my knowledge, have rule reciprocity with other series. If your car fits the rules for a series they accept, then it's good to go. With Rally America and NASA you don't need plumbed in fire suppression or a removable steering wheel.

Rules are always confusing, and the best way to sort it is simply to go to the series website and find contact info for a tech director or scrutineer. Email them directly and they'll be the best to answer what you need.
04-01-2013 06:04 PM
Magus2727 I have read through the rules and regulations but I am still a little confused on what I might need. I have determined that I would NOT be in the Open class rather the Time Trial.

Sounds like I need a full roll cage and the specifications are very clear on that. Need to have padding. I was going to eventually get that once I turn my car into a track only car.

But do I need a new steering wheel? sounds like it needs to be a removable kind. Also sounds like I need to have an external battery kill switch. Need to have a full fire suit. Do I need a full vehicle fire suppression system? the rules make it sound kind of like it does.

Looks like I need a full 5 point harness and the rules are clear on that down to how old the belt can be.

the spoiler rule is clear.

Do I need a toe strap on the throttle also? it is just not completely clear what all is required for the other classes vs the time trial class.

Guess its mostly on the safety. Do I need a non factory steering wheel (non -airbag race wheel?) and do I need a engine bay and passenger compartment fire suppression?
04-01-2013 04:55 PM
RonMaiden I had a few "personal" races up the peak with my Eclipse and that was when it was still dirt toward the top. I plan on taking the STI up there before summer's over.

Even if you don't see a race there the drive is so worth it.
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