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hello,
does anyone know if they are going to allow clubrally cars
to run at pikes peak this year? i saw pics of this past year
and saw some cars and have sent an email to the organizers
with no response yet and am curios if anyone knows..

thanks
costas
 

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The SCCA Performance Rally part of Pikes Peak will be a ProRally for Open and Group N cars only (counts for class and manufacturer points but not overall)... there will be some "exibition" of 2wd cars, but I've heard nothing about who that will be or how they will be selected/invited/whatever.

I KNOW there's a press release SOMEPLACE, but I can't find it.

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Anyone can enter the Pikes Peak Hillclimb. You may not be able to enter the Pikes Peak ProRally. So what? As one who's been there a number of times, I can definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to give it a try. It's like no other event you'll ever run.
 

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if you enter the hillclimb 'normally' (not with club/pro rally scca) then you just run it solo, correct?
not with a co-driver and notes...

is that correct?
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I looked into this two years ago, there are some differences in classes which wouldn't make sense running it outside of the new SCCA
arrangement.Open class rallycars would be in the same class as Rod Millen's Toyota Tacoma??? See where you fit in and go for it!
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That's correct. And don't worry about which class they put you in. As a Club Rally person, Pikes Peak is something you do for fun. There is no championship involved, so it shouldn't matter whose $400,000 wundermachine finishes ahead of you. By the way, at that altitude, it's a lot more fun if you bring your own air. A normally aspirated car loses too much power above the treeline to "drive".

I would think there would be enough demand for SCCA to have some sort of Club Rally Class.
 

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>hello,
>does anyone know if they are going to allow clubrally cars
>to run at pikes peak this year

There was talk of a 2WD exhibition class plus the established open class cars. The press release is at http://www.scca.org/amateur/performance_rally/press/02press32.html

Early entry is open untill the end of December and is $1350, after that it goes up to $1600 untill the end of Febuary and goes up in steps to $2350 for the latest entry. Plus you need FIA licenses to compete (another $150 a person).

I've never been to PPIHC, but from taking to those who have been before it sounds like a unique experiance.
 

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>hello,
>does anyone know if they are going to allow clubrally cars
>to run at pikes peak this year? i saw pics of this past year
>and saw some cars and have sent an email to the organizers
>with no response yet and am curios if anyone knows..
>
>thanks
>costas

Here's some info ...

- Allowing ClubRally entrants to compete during a ProRally event remains an organizer's decision. I doubt the organizer (in this case it's likely PPIHC CEO Mike Clark) has even been approached about the idea of a ClubRally sanction.

- Entry in the non-SCCA parts of the hillclimb are by invitation only, but a phone call and chat with officials extolling your motorsport background can garner an invite. During a phone conversation some months ago Clark mentioned that they had a couple entries in years past who were so slow they were in other entrants way. Due to that they have since tightened experience requirements.

- A traditional car running up Pikes Peak is a solo experience, but you might check the rules available at - http://www.ppihc.com/competitors/rules.htm - to make sure.

- Rookies considering running the hillclimb outside the SCCA division should be prepared to devote the time and resources necessary for the required week-long experience. Rookie school is Monday and the rest of the week is filled with practice sessions staged during the very early morning hours (mandatory for rookies), qualifying and other stuff that precedes the actual competition.

- Anyone interested in hiring an undefeated PPIHC Crew Chief to manage their hillclimb effort may contact me! I'm 2-for-2 there and helped CMC Motorsports extend John Crawford's winning streak to a then-record-tying string of 6 straight. And there is more to the package than just technical savvy, I was such a hit at the 1986 awards-letting that Bobby Unser HIMself looked me up after the banquet to congratulate me for accomplising something he'd never seen done before! }>

Here's a shot of the 1987 car that recorded a .99-of-a-second class win during an event I will never forget for far more reasons than just the race.

http://ppihc.artemisimages.com/Big/ppih0737.JPG

Halley ...
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Mike.....Did that story with Pikes Peak involve any of the kind of trouble that we stir up in Rally? ;-) Any chance that you were good enough to show the Hill climb folks what it means to party after the event? Hmmmmmmm...........
Merry Christmas to all. :)
John Lane
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