Monster Tajima sets new record at Pikes Peak - Watch video after the jump

Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima has accomplished his goal of ascending Pikes Peak in under 10 minutes. As shown on the official Pikes Peak Timing page, Tajima obliterated his old record of 10:01.408, taking his Suzuki SX4 Hill Climb Special up Pikes Peak in 9:51.278. Video of Tajima's record run and post-race interview at the summit is posted after the jump.

Our man Jeff Glucker is at Pikes Peak and he'll have complete coverage later on. For now, however, know that Monster Tajima has done it, setting a new record as he battled an overheating engine, no less. More to come later – there's still a lot of racing to go this afternoon.



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      • 3 Years Ago
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      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well done Tajima!
      Dan
      • 3 Years Ago
      I just chatted with Paul Walker. He said he did very well in the Pace Car, in fact he ran faster than some of the entrants apparently. Very nice guy. http://twitpic.com/5hc4eo
      Maxximtl
      • 3 Years Ago
      Even with more pavement, it seems like the formula is wrong Rhys' car. And I gotta say its a great day for Suzuki to break a long standing record. They are a little car company that deserves some recognition for their 4-wheeled efforts.
      Seph
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice one!
      Drakkon
      • 3 Years Ago
      I put a wing like that on my wife's Honda Odyssey.
      Giannis Vatistas
      • 3 Years Ago
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7Hin5sYRg8
      ticklmecho
      • 3 Years Ago
      Congratulations Monster Tajima!
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 3 Years Ago
      Real shocker there. News flash, they will be quicker next year because it's going to have even more asphalt. Any new records are going to need an asterisk beside them to denote what the track consisted of at the time.
      sis_soft
      • 3 Years Ago
      10 mins of video, 3 seconds glimpse of the car itself. what a waste of bandwidth.
      SilverWuffamute
      • 3 Years Ago
      While I wanna see Rhys do it, congrats to you Tajima! I can't wait to see the video for this.
      • 3 Years Ago
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