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2005 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Race to the clouds!!

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Post icon  Posted 27 June 2005 - 12:47 AM

Lets start off with the facts. Pikes Peak is one of over 50 mountains in Colorado over 14,000 feet high. The peak is 14,110 feet. The race covers 12.4 miles up to the peak. The first race was in 1916 and this was the 83rd running of the RACE TO THE CLOUDS. The first race was won with a time of 20 min 55.6 seconds. The road leading to the peak has 156 turns. The top speeds of 120 plus in the straights, lead to corners with 2,000 foot drop off’s with no guard rails. To travel to the top of this mountain in a car is extremely exciting and scary at the same time. Coming down the mountain your brake temp is checked and if too hot, you are required by the Mountains staff to wait until it returns to normal. Otherwise your chances of making it down are extremely slim.

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The race begins at 9,200 feet and ends at the peak. It is a timed event so the racers are started, then timed to the finish. The classes determine how many competitors leave the start at one time. Motorcycles leave in groups of 5, quads in groups of 3, the intervals between the groups is normally 30sec to 2 min. Depending on the vehicle speed and the course readiness.
To effectively race this mountain your bike/quad must be in perfect running order and very competitive. The riders must have memorized the mountain road and all 156 turns. Some of the turns are blind off camber with the sun blinding the riders view of the road.

The classes are as follows:
Super Stock Car
RallyAmerica
Unlimited
Super Truck and SUV
Open Wheel
Big Rig
Pikes peak Open
Pro Quads
Motorcycle 250cc pro class
Motorcycle 500cc pro class
Motorcycle 750cc pro class
Motorcycle Supermoto
Motorcycle Vintage
Sidecar Motorcycle
Exhibition

Well, I started off the trip with a 2-hour drive to Wichita KS. Then another 8 hours to Colorado springs. Once we located the motel and got checked in. We heard some scary news from the motel owners. One of the riders sponsored by Nmotion (Steve Ranney) was injured in the Thursday morning practice. He overshot a corner on the top half of the course and crashed at high speeds into some huge boulder sized rocks. The name of the section describes the section perfectly (Boulder Park) Fortunately Steve was rushed to the hospital via the great personal at the mountain and released with a clean bill of health. He had some road rash and some good-sized bruises but overall very lucky. Steve decided with his quad pretty well broken up and his body needing to heal, he would enjoy the race from the other end.
The riders that were left were Kevin Gigot (gpracerx) John Stahlworth (Krash91) and John Angel (not a member yet).
Stahlworth and Angel both race Banshee’s with 7mm cranks. These bikes are in the 80 h.p. Range and work very well for this hill. Remember that the race travels up 2,000 feet in altitude. This makes for some very crucial jetting choices. These motors will not make the it thru the bottom of the course if they are setup for the top and if they are setup for the bottom they are so rich at the top they will not run.

Gigot rides a TRX with a custom chassis and 510 cc sabertooth top end. This bike makes huge amounts of torque and about 75 h.p.

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Day 1 of practice.

Steve Ranney was taken to the hospital and released.
John Stahlworths cheetah cylinder seized due to a lean condition of one cylinder.
After practice the motor from Steve’s bike was put into Johns bike.

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Day 2 of practice.

John Angel’s blows due to a lean condition at the bottom part of the track.
John Stahlworth sets a new record at 5min 18 seconds on the bottom half of the course.
John Stahlworths cheetah motor was rebuilt and installed into Angels bike because the engine failure made the cylinder un-useable.

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The race..
1st place John Stahlworth Nmotion tech. (Nmotion tech. Banshee 7mm cheetah cub cylinder) 12min 23seconds
2nd place Jim (not sure) (Banshee cheetah cylinder)12 min 24 secs
3rd place John Angel (Nmotion tech. Banshee 7mm cheetah cylinder)12 min 24 secs 2 tenths slower than 2nd place

Click here for Results!

This post has been edited by David - WI: 15 August 2006 - 07:54 PM

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 03:09 PM

This is were you will find the pictures.

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http://pstuning.com/..._album&album=24



The above post was edited to add the official finish times.
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 07:51 PM

June 26, 2005 Official Quads and Bikes Race Results



NR behind the time is a NEW RECORD!!

Bike # Rider Class Time
250 Bikes
710 Nathan Conley 250 13:00.651
27 Jeff Steinberger 250 13:16.172
71 Mark Miller 250 13:18.149
68 Jonathon Baird 250 13:36.792
6 Kevin Magner 250 13:57.277
442 Jimi Heyder 250 14:40.103
23 James Buchner 250 14:47.386

500 Bikes
58 Davey Durrelle 500 12:22.491
100 Greg Chicoine 500 13:05.150
66 Mark Woodward 500 13:32.393
29 Rick Opperman 500 13:45.573
5 Doug Chestnutt 500 14:14.285
311 Tom Specht 500 14:21.196
60 George Tachick 500 14:35.314
07 Mark Bartle 500 14:47.212
55 Mike Jones 500 14:48.326
10 Teague Sawyer 500 15:24.474
555 Greg Tracy 500 DNF
22 Shawn Burr 500 DNF

750 bikes
43 Micky Dymond 750 12:12.614 NR
161 Jeff Grace 750 12:18.518
77 Rick Gunby 750 12:59.924
121 Joel Tarquin 750 13:06.551
261 Jeff Ahner 750 13:10.100
28 Jeff Summers 750 13:24.963
63 Kenny Perkins 750 13:27.049
13 Glenn Cox 750 13:50.816
410 Mark Erickson 750 14:15.270
242 Robin Russell 750 14:33.188
74 Raymond Rossi 750 14:36.844

Pro Quads
91 John Stallworth Quads 12:23.175 NR
84 Jim Goertz Quads 12:24.774
860 John Angle Quads 12:24.990
11 Yoshimune Shirai Quads 12:32.512
46 Theodore Bernhard Quads 12:55.674
12 Takayuki Kawashima Quads 13:06.163
85 Kevin Gigot Quads 13:15.720
110 Travis Tollett Quads 13:19.958
56 Alex Helton Quads 13:23.151
3 Matthew Kearsey Quads 13:37.313
131 Mike Ell Quads 13:41.034
15 Nicholas Guynn Quads 14:03.945
80 Nick Stranges Quads 14:04.479
41 Mark Wellauer Quads 14:28.697
287 Kenneth Stouffer Quads 15:00.842
40 Chad Hazelton Quads 15:18.001
14 Anthony Medina Quads 15:23.229
700 Robert Robison Quads 15:54.543
17 Victoria Behmer Quads 16:10.595
39 Richard Medina Quads 16:28.816
75 Mike Tollett Quads DNF

SideCar
44 Anders Nilsson Sidecar 13:17.157 NR

SuperMoto
357 Gary Trachy Supermoto 12:18.735
888 Jimmy Roberts Supermoto 13:12.692
8 Stuart Sinclair Supermoto 13:14.422
67 Tim Buhler Supermoto 13:53.665
105 Brian Scollon Supermoto 14:20.111
272 Mike Fogarty Supermoto 14:38.107

Vintage
49 Mickey Alzola Vintage 14:28.140
111 Michael Pearlman Vintage 15:42.599
107 Dave Gibson Vintage 21:27.985
153 John Hornbrook Vintage DNF
916 Joe Blackwell Vintage DNF



June 26, 2005 Official Cars and Trucks Race Results



Car # Driver Class Time

2 David Donner Open Wheel 11:15.685
43 Spencer Steele Open Wheel 11:36.112
14 Barry Isaac Open Wheel 12:05.897
55 Donner Billingsley Open Wheel 12:09.171
40 Jeff Ewing Open Wheel 13:02.851
17 Wally Dallenbach Jr. Open Wheel DNF
69 Jimmy Keeney Open Wheel DNF
98 Paul Dallenbach Open Wheel DNF

4 Todd Cook Mini Sprint 11:53.963
9 Ted Marcovich Mini Sprint 12:57.867
11 Dave Wood Mini Sprint 13:05.927
5 Trevor Stewart Mini Sprint 13:18.693
19 Rodney O’Maley Mini Sprint 14:49.889
3 Jay Stewart Mini Sprint DNF

77 Mike Ryan Big Rig 12:46.815 NR
4 Darin Berdarhl Big Rig 17:01.541
76 Mike Gibbons Big Rig 17:04.111

14 John Guynn Championship 12:27.660
59 Butch Hardman Championship 13:04.476
27 Brian Hardman Championship 13:09.496
3 Michael Burnell Championship 13:24.192
33 Garrett W. Kiser Championship DNF

18 Clint Vahsholtz Super Stock Car 11:58.403
7 Layne Schranz Super Stock Car 12:14.573
27 Steve Goeglein Super Stock Car 12:42.427
20 Justin Lofton Super Stock Car DNF
44 Bobby Regester Super Stock Car DNF
14 Rod Moberly Super Stock Car DNS
81 Leonard Vahsholtz Super Stock Truck 12:07.617
74 Dean Burling Super Stock truck 13:14.383
26 David Schmidt II Super Stock Truck 14:17.035

5 Koichi Horiuchi Unlimited 11:34.568
23 Andrew Hawkeswood Unlimited 11:43.097

456 Brian Moody Pikes Peak Open 12:24.364
7 Ryo Horiuchi Pikes Peak Open 12:37.889
00 Masayuki Akaba Pikes Peak Open 13:23.423

17 Randy Schranz Exhibition 12:16.184NR

499 Brent Ford Time Attack 4:11.0
41 Time Attack 4:16.3
63 Tim Roghair Time Attack 4:18.9
88 Time Attack 4:19.1
86 Time Attack 4:21.2
25 Mark Franklin Time Attack 4:41.7
69 Bill Tolley Time Attack 4:41.8
18 Time Attack 4:50.4
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