If there’s any indication that life as we once knew it, is actually returning to normal, is the fact that the 99th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb went off without a hitch over the weekend. The Pikes Peak Hill Climb is the second oldest car race in the U.S. next to the Indy 500.
The self-sanctioned Pikes Peak Hill Climb first kicked off over 100 years ago in 1916. Today the race includes 6 divisions; a 12.42 mile course with over 156 turns climbing an altitude of 4,720 from start to finish.
Robin Shute of Norwich and now based out of Los Angeles, won his second King of the Mountain title over the weekend in a specialized 2018 Wolf GB08 TSC-LT and clocked a top speed of 94.143 mph with his best qualifying lap time of 5:55:246.
Tanner Foust who was born in Colorado but is now based out of Los Angeles earned top spot in the Porsche Trophy by Yokohama in 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Glubsport with a top speed of 74.697 mph and a lap time of 7:28:269. Tanner began his love for racing in Colorado trading mechanical work for track time while attending the University of Colorado.
Foust soon made a name for himself appearing in several movies as a stunt car driver shortly after moving to California in 2003. From there his passion for racing only grew into an obsession, which resulted in a garage full of hardware achievements which now includes a Pikes Peak Division Title.
In other sports the Colorado Rockies continue their troubles on the road after losing three straight to the Milwaukee Brewers. Colorado split a two-game series with the Seattle Mariners last week and are at home this week to host the Pittsburgh Pirates in a three-game series before kicking off a four-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals that starts this Thursday at 6:40 p.m. at Coors Field. This weekend’s games will include firework displays around dusk after the games on July 3rd and 4th.
The NHL now has the top two teams to compete for the Stanley Cup and the returning champs, the Tampa Bay Lightning will faceoff against a resilient Cinderella darling in the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens are a griddy bunch of young talented players who +200 to win the cup according to BetMGM. While Tampa is favored to win it all again, don’t count out this young and talented team that put the Las Vegas Knights away in 6 games.