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SPORT NEWS – Reigning Pikes Peak champ Shute leads qualifying

Reigning Pikes Peak champ Shute leads qualifying


Drivers within the a hundredth working of the long-lasting Broadmoor Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb took to the mountain for day two of early morning observe periods and ran on all three sections of the course with the Limitless and Exhibition divisions taking their qualifying runs on the decrease part.

A brand new qualifying file was set within the Exhibition division by David Donner, in a 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S with a time of 4m02.939s, besting Randy Pobst’s file of 4m10.342s within the Tesla Mannequin S Plaid simply final 12 months. Donner was “King of the Mountain” thrice, first in 1991, once more in 2002 and a 3rd time in 2005.

Defending Pikes Peak general champion Robin Shute topped the Limitless division with a time of 3m24.519s in his 2018 Wolf TSC-FS. Two different Wolf entries be a part of Shute within the division this 12 months — Dan Novembre, qualifying third, and Pikes Peak rookie, Henry Hill.

Two incidents sidelined opponents for the rest of the session. Gregoire Blachon was off at Horseshoe with minor harm to his 2022 Radical SR Triple Turbo PDK Diesel. James Robinson’s No. 902 Acura crashed close to Cove Creek, within the center part. Neither driver was injured.

Wednesday Qualifying Outcomes

The ultimate day of qualifying takes place on Thursday, when the Open Wheel and Pikes Peak Open drivers line as much as Race to the Clouds.

The 2022 Race Day Run Order is as follows:

1. The Exhibition Division opponents will run slowest to quickest primarily based upon qualifying occasions.

2. The Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama Division will run slowest to quickest primarily based upon qualifying occasions.

3. The remaining opponents will run quickest to slowest primarily based upon qualifying occasions (no matter division). These vehicles is not going to run in any particular division order.

Qualification occasions might be decided by the competitor’s greatest time on the Decrease Part throughout Official Qualifying held Tuesday, June 21 – Thursday, June 24. The ultimate Run Order might be primarily based upon qualification occasions.

The Race Director and/or Director of Competitors reserves the proper to regulate the Run Order.

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SPORT NEWS – Reigning Pikes Peak champ Shute leads qualifying
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