Breaking News – Pikes Peak 10min record smashed
Well the ten minute barrier at Pikes Peak has finally been broken with Monster Tajima from Japan crossing the line and beating his old record by 10secs
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Nobuhiro (“Monster’) Tajima of Japan has broken the all-time record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this afternoon with a blistering 9:51.278 (world record) over the 12.42 mile course that ends at the 14,110-foot summit of the mountain above Colorado Springs. His effort eclipsed his old mark of 10:01.4 set in 2007 in the Unlimited Division. Tajima drove his 910hp Monster Sport SX4 Hill Climb Special to become the first competitor to eclipse 10:00 since the race began in 1916. He averaged almost 76 miles per hour during his record run.
Rhys Millen (Hyundai Genesis) came in second at 10:09.30 after suffering brake problems. Rookie Jean-Philippe Dayraut of France clocked 10:17.707 in the Unlimited division in his first appearance on the mountain.
Rod Millen came back to the race for the first time since 1999 to win the Time Attack 2WD division in 11:04.912. The New Zealander was a five-time champion on Pikes Peak during his career and won eight class championships.
Brianne Corn of San Marcos, Texas, one of a record five females to enter the race, surprised the field in the Time Attack 4WD division, winning the class with a clocking of 11:56.422.
Weather along the course was perfect for the 191 drivers and racers entered, hot, dry and moderate wind speeds in the early divisions.
This entry was posted on June 27, 2011 by Joel Strickland. It was filed under Automotive, Motorsport and was tagged with Hill Climb, monster, monster tajima, Motorsport, pikes peak, pikes peak 2011, Rally, Rallying.