monster tajima running pikes peak

A twisting, climbing road in Colorado is attracting the attention of autophiles this week as the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb begins to ramp up. Teams have arrived to begin their practice sessions, and for many there could be a multitude of goals. For drivers in the Unlimited Class, there is but one goal; to reach the finish line in less than 10 minutes.

HRE Wheels sponsors a few of the Unlimited Class drivers, and recently sat down with two of them to talk Pikes. Rhys Millen is a driving a Hyundai, and Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima runs a Suzuki, while both vehicles wear a set of HRE rollers. It's not about the wheels, however, as both drivers take a few moments to talk about the race ahead of them. Click past the jump to watch the video.