Hundreds of the most impressive street racing vehicles in the world, as well as thousands of racing and speed enthusiasts and dozens of performance aftermarket exhibitors, will congregate at the Colorado Springs Airport for the second running of the 2015 Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack.
The half-mile roll-race and trap speed event, sponsored by Revvolution and Shift-S3ctor (in conjunction with the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation and The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb), will take place on June 26th and 27th, 2015 as part of Pikes Peak Speedweek.
After Friday’s racing, select winners will join a caravan into downtown Colorado Springs for the biggest party of Speedweek. Top competitors and exhibitors alike will “bump elbows” with celebrities and other high profile personalities during the PPIHC FanFest. Don’t party too much, though. Saturday, the Airstrip Attack culminates with grudge matches and top-tier roll racing all day long. “It’s not just about the competition; it’s about the enthusiasts, the personalities, the cars, the businesses, the media, the lifestyle and culture,” saidShift-S3ctor co-founder Jason Huang.
There is no other event in the country that gives participants, spectators, and vendors the opportunity to come together at a commercial airport of this magnitude, with the title of Mile High Victor on the line. “The airport is very excited to be hosting the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack for a second year to showcase our airport and community,” Colorado Springs Aviation Director, Dan Gallagher said.
The 2015 Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack will feature two “firsts”. An additional runway will be added to the event in 2015. A Pro/Am runway will be added to the Pro runway. The Pro runway will be outfitted with timing and trap speed equipment, while the Pro/Am runway will not. “We’re excited to announce that for 2015 we will be hosting races on two separate runways, simultaneously. Dual runways allow for more races per participant, as well as more room for additional participants. We created the Pro/am registration to allow participants to register at an entry-level price point so they can come out and engage in side-by-side roll racing in a safe environment. Essentially, we are doubling the size and scope of the event,” said Revvolution president and co-organizer Ryan Randels. Pro participants will have access to the Pro/Am runway, but Pro/Am racers will be restricted to the Pro/Am runway.
It will also mark the first time that motorcycles will be allowed to enter the event. The bikes will have the option to square-off in heads-up action against other bikes, or to run solo. “With the success of last year, we’re really ramping it up for 2015. First, we are creating a motorcycle class, opening the event up to motorcycle participants. Motorcycles bring a whole new genre of motorsport to the event and we hope to see some cross over between PPIHC and Airstrip Attack participants,” said Shift-S3ctor co-founder Ryan Fisher.
Pikes Peak Speedweek kicks off with the new Rocky Mountain Super Enduro motorcycle racing event. Participants in the Super Enduro will be challenged to complete a hybrid off-road obstacle coursfaster and more efficiently than their fellow competitors. Monday is the official start of the PPIHC with tech inspections taking place in the World Arena, followed by practice and qualifying on one of the most notoriously dangerous race courses on the planet. Speedweek comes to a climactic conclusion on Sunday with the 93rd running of the legendary Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
“No matter what your automotive passions are rooted in, Speedweek brings together some of the country’s most unique automotive experiences and delivers a world-class event mix that all walks of enthusiasts can enjoy.” explains Randels.