• COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - AUGUST 12: Rhys Millen takes the last corner during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 12, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The race takes place over a 12.42 mile course with 156 corners finishing at 14,110 feet at the summit of Pikes Peak. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - AUGUST 12: Rhys Millen makes his way to the finish during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 12, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The race takes place over a 12.42 mile course with 156 corners finishing at 14,110 feet at the summit of Pikes Peak. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - AUGUST 12: Fumio Nutahara, of Japan, takes the checkered flag to finish his run during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 12, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - AUGUST 12: Fumio Nutahara, of Japan, celebrates after winning the electric class during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 12, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - AUGUST 12: Hiroshi Masuoka, of Japan, takes the finish during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 12, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The race takes place over a 12.42 mile course with 156 corners finishing at 14,110 feet at the summit of Pikes Peak. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)

  • COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - AUGUST 12: Ducati rider Greg Tracy makes his way to the finish during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 12, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The race takes place over a 12.42 mile course with 156 corners finishing at 14,110 feet at the summit of Pikes Peak. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - AUGUST 12: Rick Knoop drives his Lister Knoop/Mann Special during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 12, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The race takes place over a 12.42 mile course with 156 corners finishing at 14,110 feet at the summit of Pikes Peak. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - AUGUST 12: Andrew Comrie-Picard takes a corner during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 12, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The race takes place over a 12.42 mile course with 156 corners finishing at 14,110 feet at the summit of Pikes Peak. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - AUGUST 12: Ken Gushi drives his Lexus IS F CCS-R Concept during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 12, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The race takes place over a 12.42 mile course with 156 corners finishing at 14,110 feet at the summit of Pikes Peak. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - AUGUST 12: Rick Knoop drives his Lister Knoop/Mann Special during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 12, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The race takes place over a 12.42 mile course with 156 corners finishing at 14,110 feet at the summit of Pikes Peak. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - AUGUST 12: Marco Belli rides his Ouroboros Zaeta 530 DT during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 12, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The race takes place over a 12.42 mile course with 156 corners finishing at 14,110 feet at the summit of Pikes Peak. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - AUGUST 12: Sidecar duo Wade Boyd and Christine Block ride during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 12, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The race takes place over a 12.42 mile course with 156 corners finishing at 14,110 feet at the summit of Pikes Peak. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - AUGUST 12: Douglas Siddens drives his Polaris RZR-Xduring the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 12, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The race takes place over a 12.42 mile course with 156 corners finishing at 14,110 feet at the summit of Pikes Peak. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - AUGUST 12: Romain Dumas, driver of the #47 Porsche, takes the checkered flag after finishing his run during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 12, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The race takes place over a 12.42 mile course with 156 corners finishing at 14,110 feet at the summit of Pikes Peak. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - AUGUST 12: Beccy Gordon, driver of the #34 Mitsubishi electric vehicle, takes the checkered flag to finish her run during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 12, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The race takes place over a 12.42 mile course with 156 corners finishing at 14,110 feet at the summit of Pikes Peak. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - AUGUST 12: Freightliner Cascadia driver Mike Ryan takes the last corner during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 12, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The race takes place over a 12.42 mile course with 156 corners finishing at 14,110 feet at the summit of Pikes Peak. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - AUGUST 12: John Groendyke, driver of the #476 Cadillac Coupe makes his way up the course during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 12, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The race takes place over a 12.42 mile course with 156 corners finishing at 14,110 feet at the summit of Pikes Peak. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)


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