SWEEEEET! Arthur Odero-Jowi is back! His speed factor is currently .65 but don't let that fool you, he hasn't run since 2000 I believe. He was bloody fast when I went to the Paris, TX ClubRallies in 1999 (won the first and led most of the second). Very glad to see he has returned... He's got Jeffy as his navvie. COOL!
... and Mike Whitman's ex-Delecour shell Escort Cozzie is entered at last!!! Woo-hoo!!!
Workum in a Group N car???!!!
Shepherd with Whiteman NAVIGATING!
Lurch's Mazda 3 is entered!
Leon in a 2000 WRX?! Is that going to be in the CPD1 Havir-mobile that Shane Mitchell ran STPR with, Leon???
There is ofcourse the methanol and purple 112 fuel burning evo8s in Pikes Peak Open too...
Rally America list according to PPIHC:
Oerter Ryan Rally America - 5
Burmeister Eric Lurch Rally America - 5
Nelson Ron Rally America - 5
Davis Bruce Rally America - 5
Richard Patrick Rocket Rally America - N
Pastrana Travis Rally America - N
Gubelmann - Rally America - N
Block Ken Rally America - N
Blomquist Stiq Rally America - N
Utecht Mark Rally America - N
Kosmides Ralph Rally America - N
Cox James Rally America - Open
Corapeytan Paul Rally America - Open
Havir Doug Rally America - Open
Whitman II Michael Rally America - Open
Schmidt Erik Rally America - Open
Niday John J.B. Rally America - Open
Odero-Jowi Arthur Rally America - Open
Thompson Sans Rally America - P
Sletten Dennis Rally America - P
Wall Robert Rally America - PGT
There are some names missing for sure.
Other notables include:
Akaba Masayuki Masa Pikes Peak Open Impreza
Horiuchi Ryo Pikes Peak Open Lancer CT9A
Moody Brian Pikes Peak Open VRA4 Hill Climb Special
Hawkeswood Andrew Pikes Peak Open Evoliaiton 8
Dallenbach Paul Open Wheel PVA-03
Dallenbach Jr. Wally Open Wheel PVA-03
Donner David Open Wheel DD- 3
Keeney Jimmy Open Wheel K-Tech 2
I was about five corners away when the crash happened. Here is the official release. Just a note this was not Art Walsh who has been the flagman longer then most of us have been alive. Henry Bresciani was his back up and had been doing the practice flagging duties for the past ten years.
RACE OFFICIAL FATALLY INJURED DURING PRACTICE SESSION FOR PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB
Colorado Springs, Colo., June 21, 2005 ? The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb today announced that race official Henry Bresciani, 67, of Colorado Springs, Colo., succumbed to injuries as a result of an accident during the first practice session for the 83rd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Bresciani was giving competitors the finish flag at the summit of Pikes Peak when he was struck and killed by a mini-sprint car driven by Jay Stewart, a driver based in Peyton, Colorado. EMTs assigned to the Pikes Peak Hill Climb responded to the scene and began life saving procedures. They were then assisted by Event Medical Services paramedics and a Memorial Star Transport Team.
?Our thoughts and prayers are with Henry?s family and friends as they cope with this tragedy,? said Phil Layton, race director for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. ?It is very difficult to lose a member of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb family.?
?We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of our friend and colleague, and we will offer whatever assistance we can to make this difficult time easier,? said Mike Cimino, chairman of the board of directors of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. ?The board did meet, early this afternoon, and confirmed we will continue to stage this year?s event. We will pay specific attention to our safety procedures, to ensure that our drivers, officials, volunteers and spectators have a safe and fulfilling racing experience.?
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a long-standing tradition in Colorado Springs and the second oldest motorsports event in the United States. An annual event since 1916, 2005 marks the 83rd running of the ?Race to the Clouds?. The race is run on a 12-mile course that begins at 9,200 feet and finishes at the 14,110-foot summit of Pikes Peak. It features a variety of automotive, semi truck and motorcycle classes with an average of 150 total competitors.