There are those who thought that paving the upper slopes of Pikes Peak would render the event boring. That didn't happen this year: between the crashes, the electric racers and the broken records it was a year that won't soon depart from memory.

The biggest record of them all was taken by Rhys Millen, who took his 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe race car from bottom to top in 9:46.164, relegating Pikes Peak rookie Romain Dumas to second place by the whisper thin margin of 17/1000s of a second.

The video below is in-car footage of the entire run. Scroll down to watch.



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      Carzzz
      • 2 Years Ago
      it's not record breaking, it's record establishing...
      gtv4rudy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is this the fastest, out-right record ever by any car?
      StegRacing@youtube
      • 2 Years Ago
      Should have bolted his seat in a bit better, safer, and better feel for the car. Oh well, Hyundai might improve their bolts by next year..
        RudyH
        • 2 Years Ago
        @StegRacing@youtube
        Pretty sure it's not a Hyundai prep'd racing car...
      luujerr
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't race so I don't really know about this stuff, but is it typical for someone to ride the brake and throttle together while going around a corner?
        TheJonSwift
        • 2 Years Ago
        @luujerr
        It's called trail braking, it transfers weight to the front wheels to reduce under-steer into a corner.
      Jarett Schneider
      • 2 Years Ago
      Go Hyundai!!!
      Trent
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks like he ran into rain on the top of the mountain. Looks fast but there seems like there was room for imporvement?
      • 2 Years Ago
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