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2010 Pikes Peak Hill Climb Record-Breakers - Click above for high-res image gallery

The record that everyone was talking about at the 2010 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, the overall course record, will remain for at least one more year, but there were plenty of other records broken in 2010. The extra 1.9 miles of pavement at the top of the mountain made for some very fast times, and some of the old times were smashed by a wide margin.

For starters, perhaps the most impressive record was one that was set in the Time Attack 2WD class. The previous record was just set last year by Rhys Millen in his Hyundai Genesis Coupe, but Jeff Zwart smashed Millen's time of 12:09.40 with a 11:31.095 in his Porsche 911 Cup. Other record-breakers include Clint Vahsholtz in Super Stock (Ford Mustang, 11:33.320), Doug Mockett in Vintage (Oldsmobile Super 88, 13:05.71), and Ikuo Hanawa in Electric (EV Sports Concept HER-02, 13:17.575).

Of course, not all of the records were about time. Colorado Springs native Randy Schranz tied the record for the most completed hill climbs at 36, matching Louie Unser. He also set the propane fuel record at 11:57.098 in his Shelby Cobra (pictured above). In her very first run, Denver resident Savannah Rickli became the youngest female to ever complete the race, finishing third in the Time Attack 2WD class with a time of 13:58.232 in her Mini Cooper S. Finally, Jason Taylor was the first person to complete the hill climb in a rock buggy, finishing with a time of 14:07.620. You can see all of the record-breakers from this year's Pikes Peak in the high-res gallery below.



Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Well, you didn't expect Savannah to break the youngest female driver record on her second run, did you? It would have had to be her first.

      but still, pretty awesome feat. And I sure did love this Cobra and the coverage of the awesome event.
      • 4 Years Ago
      How about mentioning the bikes, too!

      Five division records and the overall motorcycle mark fell Sunday, raising the day’s total to 13 records, with another (36 finishes, Randy Schranz and Louie Unser) tied.

      Greg Tracy set the 1205 cc mark in 11 minutes, 46.6 seconds and Gary Trachy went 11:33.7 in the 750 class to take over that and the overall mark. Chuck Lee of Castle Rock won the vintage division in a record time of 12:58.7. Davey Durelle set the 250 mark (12:27.239) and Michael Coburn added the quad 500 in 11:44.5.

      Read more: http://www.gazette.com/sports/dirt-100938-roads-hill.html#ixzz0sCCm4NId
      • 4 Years Ago
      Surprised "Monster" didn't break the 10 min barrier...he seemed to really have it dialed in this year.

      Millen probably should have stayed in 2WD Time attack and ran with his Genesis to keep his previous record instead of embarrassing himself by not having nearly enough test and tune time on the PM580.

      I love how he made a point to mention that the front splitter didn't get ripped off despite everyone saying it was too low, haha.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Go Olds rocket!:D
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