>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..
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.