The organizers behind the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb have rescheduled the race event for August 12 in the wake of extensive wildfires in the Colorado Springs area. The competition's 90th annual event was initially slated to take place on July 8, but the massive Waldo Canyon fire forced a postponement due to safety concerns. Organizers say the full week's worth events will remain on the schedule, including the Fan Fest in downtown Colorado Springs. Despite the shift on the calendar, 21 of the 31 top drivers have already committed to making the event.

Organizers reportedly originally looked into dates as late as early September, but opted for August 7 to avoid conflicts with football, school openings and other events scheduled for the Pikes Peak area. Expect to see qualifying and practice runs start as early as August 8, while the official race gets going on Sunday, August 12.


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      Buckingham's
      • 2 Years Ago
      The fire in Colorado gives a whole new meaning to the song, "On Top of Old Smokey".
      mhsden
      • 2 Years Ago
      I grew up tearing up that dirt road . And have beat the fastest time in my class for yrs I wish I could get a sponcer I could make some one some money . Heck all I would want is a new truck lol
      Bethel03
      • 2 Years Ago
      anyone know if they will televise any of this? I always look for it to no avail... I remember 10+ years ago (before the beauty of a DVR) I would wake up in the middle of the night and watch. I would love to see this.
        montoym
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bethel03
        It's usually a half hour or hour-long special that's aired a few months after it's over. I've caught it before on ESPN as well as SpeedTV more recently. As far as a live feed, not likely, it's far too long an event to warrant that much coverage. Not to mention that it's actually somewhat boring since they only run a car up every few minutes at most (though getting to watch the whole run on TV would mitigate that somewhat). The motorcycles and ATVs end up being far more enjoyable to watch since they are all running together.
      Samantha L Cordova
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have never been to it and would like to know more info on it. My dad is in town from Nevada and wants to go. How much it is? Where to go? What time? Any info please let me know. Thanks