17 July 2009

2009 PPIHC: Practice Day 3

Morning comes early when you get up at 2:30 a.m. to get halfway up Pikes Peak with truck and race car to race. Because the Pikes Peak Highway is a public road, on practice days racers must be on the hill very early and off around 8:30 a.m. so the road can again open to the public.

Today, Practice Day 3 we raced the middle section of the course. Doug made several runs and sat out one since he felt comfortable with the course. It was exciting to watch the Super Stock Cars rip up the mountain at amazing speeds.

For a great photo roster of the vintage racers, please check out Gary Faules' blog.

Local legend, Bob Hill.

John Kollars, our crew member extraordinaire!

Our piloto famoso, Doug Allen, from Aspen, CO.

Doug with race face on practice day 3.

Doug Mockett lining up for practice on the middle section behind Doug Allen.

One of our sponsors, Currie Enterprises.

Beautiful sunrise on the mountain.

Dean Smith's new 1952 Desoto.

The electric race car!

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