Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Results: Robin Shute Fastest Overall
WCCB Charlotte and Bahakel Sports, a division of our parent company, brought you live coverage of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo.
“Pikes Peak Live, presented by Mobil 1” brought you all of the action on our website, mobile app and Facebook page. Our coverage was also sponsored by Bojangles and Optima Batteries.
The drama started before the first car took the green flag. Snow, ice and fog at the top of the summit, which is more than 14,000 feet above sea level, forced the race course to be shortened from its normal 12.42 mile length, eliminating some of the 156 turns. The change delayed the hill climb for about an hour.
But a total of 56 drivers were still able to make their individual runs up the mountain. There were no crashes to mar the day’s excitement, though a few drivers did experience mechanical issues.
The fastest driver overall was the United Kingdom’s Robin Shute, racing in the Unlimited Division. Driving a 2018 Wolf GB08 TSC-LT, he made it to the finish line in 5:55.246.
Derek Boyd from Mebane, NC finished 4th in the Unlimited division (21st overall) in his 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X with a time of 07:30.028.
Laura Hayes from South Carolina came 5th in the Time Attack 1 division (22nd overall) in her 2021 BMW M2CSR with a time of 07:35.773.
Another North Carolina native, Cameron Ingram finished 2nd in the Porsche Trophy By Yokohama division (26th overall) in his 92020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Club Sport with a time of 07:49.515.
Huntersville’s Johan Schwartz finished 6th in the Exhibition division (43rd overall), driving a 2021 American X Kart CrossKart he finished the course in 08:29.589.
Camera views near the newly-set finish line showed some drivers still had to battle limited visibility near the end of the course, while the view was clearer for others.
The day started with a 1974 Datsun 240Z in an exhibition run and ended with a 2010 Mazdaspeed 3. In between, fans could watch Porsches, Audis, Acuras, Ford Mustangs, Teslas and many other highly-modified vehicles take their turn on the course.
This year was the 99th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which began in 1916, missing a few years because of wartime.
It’s hoped that next year’s 100th running will be able to be held using the full course route up to the top of Pikes Peak.