Rhys Millen Sets New Pikes Peak Hill Climb World Record

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Rhys Millen and Team RMR set NEW World Record at the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Rhys Millen Racing – Huntington Beach, CA – August 13, 2012

Nothing can describe what it takes to conquer Americas Mountain. After a week of little air to breath, early mornings and a Hyundai that did not skip a beat, Rhys Millen and team RMR sets a new world record with a time of 9:46.164 at the 90th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“With the newly paved section of the course and the hot weather conditions, a lot of people failed or crashed. Our cars balance remained the same from practice to race day using these Hankook F200 Tires this entire run. Even on a slick tire and torrential downpour in the last mile and a half, with the heat we were able to achieve in the tires the grip was still adequate and we were able to produce a new world record,” said Rhys Millen after Sundays victory from the summit.

2010 Le Mans Champion Romain Dumas and his Porsche 997 GT3-R was Millens closest competition with Dumas completing the course in 9:46.181.This marks a back to back victory over Porsche factory supported drivers for RMR in the Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

Rhys Millen Racing would like to thank everyone at Pulse for their endless support at this year’s climb, Hankook Tires for all the grip, Hyundai for a world class vehicle, Garret Turbo for support on the hill and all the world class sponsors that make for a record setting year.

Rhys Millen looks towards the 2013 91st running as a free agent to the climb.

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EXPERIENCE EVENT #3 – START LINE CONFIRMED – IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY – WE ARE GOING LARGE!!!

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Targa Trophy is pleased to announce the start line for Experience Event #3 LA to Las Vegas – Euro vs. JDM Festival at the one and only Irwindale Speedway. After two amazing start locations at HRE Wheels for Event #1 and Oakley Factory HQ for Event #3, Targa Trophy has teamed up with Formula Drift to arrange the exclusive start line at Irwindale Speedway. Irwindale Speedway is also the venue for the season finale of Formula Drift coming up on October 12-13. Targa Trophy teams and spectators get to have exclusive access to the whole facility prior to Formula Drift’s big build up to their finale event. This is by far the biggest arena yet for a Targa Trophy event and will set the stage for this amazing event to Las Vegas ending at Formula Drift Round 6 Las Vegas, under the lights. Stay tuned for more info regarding times and spectator details, otherwise, the arena is set for the start of Targa Trophy Experience Event #3.

RALLY EVENT DETAILS
Vehicles – Targa Trophy is open to all makes of exotic and specialty sports cars including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Spyker, Mercedes AMG, BMW M, Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Audi, Lotus, Viper, Corvette, select European & Japanese imports, classic exotics, muscle cars and unique one-off sports cars.

Featured Marque

Euro vs. JDM – SHOWCASING THE BEST FROM ALL EUROPEAN & JAPANESE MARKS

Exclusive Partnership
Formula Drift – Round 6 – Las Vegas

Rally Event Entry Fee – $350 + $15 svc fee

  • RALLY EVENT FEE INCLUDES
  • Entry fee covers 2 people (driver and navigator)
  • 2 Targa Trophy Special Edition Event T-Shirts
  • Targa Trophy Experience Event Sticker Kit
  • Targa Trophy Drive Sessions Vol. 2 CD
  • Targa Trophy Experience Event Gift Bags (1 per person)
  • 2 tickets to Formula Drift Round 6 Las Vegas event
  • Exclusive parking inside Formula Drift LV arena for Targa Trophy car show/display
  • Exclusive access into Targa Trophy VIP Lounge inside Formula Drift LV arena
  • VIP comp access to Targa Trophy Experience After Party exclusively at venue TBA
  • New Experience Event format gives everyone a chance to win BIG prizes & awards will be given to honor the best cars and most interesting personalities at the event

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Mobil 1 Offering Motorsports Fans an Opportunity to Choose Tony Stewart’s Next Ride

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From Aug. 14 to Aug. 20, fans can vote for either the Chevy Corvette Grand Sport or the Formula Drift Chevy Camaro SS. The winners of the two previous weeks will go head-to-head during a final round of voting from Aug. 21 to Aug. 27. The winner will be announced during the “Choose Tony’s Ride with Mobil 1” exhibition at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Aug. 28. Stewart will unveil the winning vehicle by driving it at the track.

Tyler McQuarrie’s Mobil 1 Formula DRIFT Chevrolet Camaro is currently in the lead so head on over to the Mobil 1 Facebook page to cast your vote.

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Targa Trophy Event # 3 – Los Angeles – Las Vegas

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RALLY EVENT DETAILS

Vehicles – Targa Trophy is open to all makes of exotic and specialty sports cars including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Spyker, Mercedes AMG, BMW M, Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Audi, Lotus, Viper, Corvette, select European & Japanese imports, classic exotics, muscle cars and unique one-off sports cars.

Featured Marque

Euro vs. JDM – SHOWCASING THE BEST FROM ALL EUROPEAN & JAPANESE MARKS

Exclusive Partnership
Formula Drift – Round 6 – Las Vegas

Checkpoint Stops
Undisclosed stops between Los Angeles & Las Vegas

Host Hotel
PALMS PLACE & PALMS LAS VEGAS – DISCOUNT RATES FOR SAT & SUN AVAILABLE TO ALL TEAMS AT PALMS PLACE & PALMS – Click here for more information.

Rally Event Entry Fee – $350 + $15 svc fee

  • RALLY EVENT FEE INCLUDES
  • Entry fee covers 2 people (driver and navigator)
  • 2 Targa Trophy Special Edition Event T-Shirts
  • Targa Trophy Experience Event Sticker Kit
  • Targa Trophy Drive Sessions Vol. 2 CD
  • Targa Trophy Experience Event Gift Bags (1 per person)
  • 2 tickets to Formula Drift Round 6 Las Vegas event
  • Exclusive parking inside Formula Drift LV arena for Targa Trophy car show/display
  • Exclusive access into Targa Trophy VIP Lounge inside Formula Drift LV arena
  • VIP comp access to Targa Trophy Experience After Party exclusively at venue TBA
  • New Experience Event format gives everyone a chance to win BIG prizes & awards will be given to honor the best cars and most interesting personalities at the event

Click here for more information.