This year marks the 96th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Monday, officials made sure all 92 race vehicles were ready for the race on Sunday.
The Pikes Peak Hilll Climb conducted the annual technical inspections at the Broadmoor World Arena. Local and international drivers were at the inspection including, the winningest competitor in race history, Woodland Park native Clint Vahsholtz.
This year, Vahsholtz is preparing for his 26th race, but his first time competing in the Time Attack class. He’s won in his respective class 23 out of the previous 25 times he’s raced.
“I’ve won on a motorcycle, I’ve won in a stock car, I’ve won in an open wheeler and if we could do something in time attack it could be pretty cool,” Vasholtz said. “I love it in Colorado. I love Pikes Peak. It’s been great to our family. It’s gotten me some notoriety in other facets. All my support in Woodland Park, the hometown that it is, great people.”
Vahsholtz is racing in a McLaren with Flying Lizard and Toyo Tires this year. Drivers have practices throughout the week leading up to Sunday, June 24, when the green flag is dropped at 8 a.m.