Back in December, Kevin DuBois of Evolution Dynamics approached me about running the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Naturally, like any motorsports enthusiast would, I jumped at the opportunity!
As we checked into the specifics. We found out that there were a limited number of entries, and technically, the event is by invite only. By mid-December the entry list appeared to be full already. They were still accepting applications. But there was no guarantee of entry.
Anyway, we went ahead with the application. We were notified shortly after that the event had received an unprecedented amount of entries. And there would be some sort of qualification to be invited. I remained...cautiously optimistic.
This morning, we were officially notified that our entry had been accepted. And that we were officially invited to compete in the 90th annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb "Race to the Clouds"!!!
I am beyond excited!!!!! This has been a dream of mine since the mid-90's when I 1st read about it in Sport Compact Car.
I grew up driving on the dirt roads of Milford, MI. And always dreamed of being a rally driver. Hence my love for Subaru's and EVO's. Knew it would be a long time before I could come up with the funding for such an effort. So I began Autocrossing in 2004 to work on my car control skills. And have since fallen in love with that sport while the rally dream was put on hold.
This really does present the best of both worlds! While I regret having missed the opportunity to play on the big dirt hill. I have no doubt that even fully paved it will be the experience of a lifetime.
Evolution Dynamics will be providing the vehicle and support for the event. I have every bit of faith in Kevin and team that they will build an excellent car for the class. We expect to receive support from a number of different sponsors and if not, there is always the retirement fund to dip into!
I've started this thread to track progress and also serve as a record of the whole adventure.
So here we are with the car in it's current form! Lots of work to do!
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Congrats! That is going to be fun. I'm thinking of going to help a friend in an Audi this year, with the intention on entering next year. I will make sure cheer you guys on. I've been following the updates on the entry situation and its nice to see that Hillclimbing is making a resurection in the motorsports world. I think with the hill being paved, that you are going to see alot of racers coming in to run this hill.
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car specs as the parts sit on my shelf itching to get back to work!!!
evodynamics built 2.3L
manley turbo tuff rods
cosworth ported head
kelford 272 cams
AMS hta86 turbo kit
evodynamics aluminum LICP
evodynamics aluminum UICP
APS twin vent BOV
mil.spec 65mm throttle body
need a new intake manifold because i sold my milspec rev 2.
FIC 1450cc injectors
weldon DB2015A fuel pump
fuel safe aluminum fuel cell 12 gallons
evodynamics surge tank
walbro 255 feed pump
-8AN lines to AMS billet fuel rail with AN fittings welded on
-6 return line
evodynamics aluminum balance shaft pulley delete
buschur front cross member
torque solutions billet motor mounts
AWD motorsports 2 piece AL driveshaft
shep built trans, ultimate ratio gears, rem/isf/ billet output shaft
shep built transfercase with quaiffe LSD
shep built rear diff with 12 plate clutch
buschur rear diff AL side mounts
AMS mustache bar eliminator
evodynamics brake duct kit
hawk DTC-70 pads
performance friction 2 piece front rotors
need 2 piece rear rotors
custom tubular core support (being fabbed)
CBRD radiator modified with AN fittings and dry break connections
evodynamics custom dry carbon hood
seibon carbon front fendors
Aluminum roof from an MR
seibon carbon trunk (about to be heavily modified)
evodynamics lexan window kit
evodynamics built NASA spec cage
recaro hans seat
sparco steering wheel
splash quick release hub
quartermaster twin clutch
It has nothing to do with haters. Your car looked fine, but then you go and make it look like *** and ask everybody what they think. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hater
"A person that simply cannot be happy for another person's success." Making your car look like *** is not success.