Monster Nobuhiro Tajima held onto his title as the king of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb by scoring his sixth straight victory this Sunday, in breaking the 10-minute barrier.
Tajima’s Suzuki Hill Climb Special recorded a time of 9 minutes, 51.28 seconds. Many drivers have been attempting to break the record that was set by Rod Millen, a 5-time champion of the Unlimited class, won in 10:04.06 in 1994.
Rhys Millen, Rod Millen’s son, came in 2nd at 10:09.24, followed by Jean Philippe Dayraut, who came in 3rd with a time of 10:17.71.
The 89th edition of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb will be the last before the entire 12.42 mile course is covered with asphalt pavement.
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Inside Line