2016 Mikes Peak Hill Climb Challenge Is Going To Happen

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2016 Mikes Peak Registration Now Available Robby Gordon Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented By Traxxas
First-Ever Hill Climb Race on Legendary Mike’s Sky Rancho To Bring World Class Racers to Baja in October 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 30, 2016) – Entries from all across the United States and around Mexico are expected as online registration for the upcoming 1st Annual Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge is underway.

In honor of the 50 years of Baja Racing on the road to Mike’s Sky Rancho, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS has partnered with the Ranch to invite all off-road vehicles – of the two, three or four wheeled varieties – to compete in this one of a kind challenging hill climb competition.

The four-day event will run October 13-16, 2016 with classes ranging from, but not limited to the following vehicle types:

Stadium SUPER Truck
Unlimited Desert Truck Class 1
Class 10
Class 6100/ Spec TT
Class 1450
V6 Open (Any truck or buggy)
Pro 2wd Truck
Pro 4wd Truck
Open Safari: Rally 2wd or 4wd
Open 4wd (Ultra 4 rules)
Class 8 Heavy Metal
Class 11
Class 5 Unlimited
Class 5 1600
Class ½ 1600 Buggy
250 Moto
450 Moto
Unlimited Moto
Unlimited ATV
Vintage Truck
Vintage Buggy
Rally Super Production
Rally Production GT
UTV Stock 1000
UTV Unlimited
Rental Car

United States Auto Club (USAC) officials will score the Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge as an elapsed-time event, with teams eligible to make two timed race passes over the course of the weekend. Competitors will also be encouraged to make a practice run on Thursday in preparation for the scored runs beginning on Friday.

A cap of 144 entries is expected at the start line for the first event of it’s kind in Baja Mexico with racers coming from all over the United States and Mexico to participate.

REGISTRATION
Online registration, by class, for Pro and Sportsman cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads, is ongoing through the official Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge website. Drivers and co-drivers are also able to download the registration form and email or mail your entry form in if you prefer that method of entering.

For more info, visit http://www.mikespeakrace.com.

Entries will be accepted until 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. Late entries after that date and all on-site late entries will be accessed a $200.00 USD late fee added to the original cost.

In addition to drivers and co-drivers filling out the Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge registration and submitting payment, all competitors must apply for a United States Auto Club (USAC) SST Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge single event license and provide proof of receipt.

START DRAW DEADLINE
The deadline to enter the race in order to be included in the drawing for starting positions is Saturday, October 1. The drawing, to determine the start order within each class, will be held on Monday, October 3.

RACE COURSE
When finished, the 31 km race course will be another memorable example of all that Mexico’s Baja California has to offer, including natural rollers, water crossings, high-speed dirt trails, sandy, rocky and silty natural terrain, and cattle guards, all while climbing to the top of Mike’s Sky Rancho at over 4,000 feet. The course will be another jewel reflecting the natural beauty Baja California represents.

RACE WEEK
Race week festivities will start Wednesday October 12 with the daylong, pre-race Manufacturer’s Midway and contingency/tech festival in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Culterural Center in Ensenada.

Wednesday night all racers will move out 52 miles east of Ensenada on Hwy 3 in close proximity towards San Felipe Valley and Trinidad where numerous 30’ x 70’ camp spots will await competitors arrival for set up.

Shortly after sunrise Thursday morning October 13, competitors will all have their first opportunity to tackle the course up the challenging hill to Mike’s Sky Rancho. Competitors will have one opportunity to make a practice run.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday based on class size competitors will be scheduled to make timed race passes up the hill to be scored towards whom is the fastest to Mike’s Peak.

AT THE RIVIERA…
The Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, in the heart of Ensenada, will be the site of many of the activities surrounding the Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge. Racer registration, Media registration and mandatory pre-race meeting will all be held at the Riviera on Wednesday, October 12.

Please send additional questions on racer registration, rules, and sponsorship to MikesPeak@stadiumsupertrucks.com

ABOUT MIKE’S PEAK HILL CLIMB CHALLENGE
On-site camping, close proximity to Ensenada (52 miles East on Hwy 3), San Felipe Valley, and Trinidad, and multiple road access to viewing points, mean the race to Mike’s Peak will instantly become a fan and driver favorite. Add to that a Mexican Fiesta under the stars of Baja California each night for all drivers and guests. Rooms and camping at the Ranch will be open to all competitors on a first come, first served basis, and will be part of the entry fee.

ABOUT MIKE’S SKY RANCHO
Mike Leon, an American citizen whose family came from Jalisco, Mexico, had owned a couple of bars in Tijuana, but by the mid-1960s he’d had enough of the demanding grind and began looking for a more pastoral setting. In 1967, he bought several thousand acres under the dark skies and twinkling stars of Baja California’s highest mountains and opened Mike’s Sky Rancho, a guest resort in the high foothills of the San Pedro Mártir. Sitting on a knoll above the San Rafael creek in a picturesque and wooded valley, it’s a steep, brush-covered mountains rise in the background to the pine-covered 7,100-foot summit of Cerro San Matìas, visible off to the east. The crystal-clear San Rafael stream winds through the valley floor and must be forded to reach the ranch.
 

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Rental car class..... So bitchen.
How the hell does that work? Enterprise isn't about to let you rent a Mustang in San Diego and bring it to Mexico to race and I can't imagine USAC is going to sanction you to run a car without a signed off on cage, etc.
 

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I heard Pistola and RG were teaming up to rent wildcat Utv's with Gordini bodies mounted on them.
I also heard PDiddy was racing Jerry in a grudge match in Stock Rdc: raptor vs tundra TRD pro.
You can trust me, I slept at a holiday inn express last night.
 

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Any ideas on the route? Up the main road from the highway? What access roads for spectating?
 

ChrisW

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I heard up the main road from the highway...I would suspect spectator access at both Killiwas and 6 mile roads.
 

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I don't know exactly how it is done at Pike's Peak. But the road must be open there for spectators to go up the mountain at some point before racing starts so they can secure their spectating spot. I wonder if they will do something similar.
 

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I doubt if spectating for MP will have anything in common with PP spectating. The PP highway is private, gated, and highly controlled, spectators up high must be in place before 6am. Spectating is fairly expensive at PP, something like $50 per vehicle on race day. No spectator leaves until final racer is down from mountain. I do hope and suspect there will be serious road control for MP. I plan to be buzzing around on a motorbike. Some hairy, rocky, rough corners about 2/3 the way there. The water crossing will be entertaining if flowing in October.
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DIRT DIRT DIRT!! Can't wait, went to Pikes Peak two years ago after a lifetime of watching...disappointing

My money is on Larry Ragland.
 

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DIRT DIRT DIRT!! Can't wait, went to Pikes Peak two years ago after a lifetime of watching...disappointing

My money is on Larry Ragland.
Was his electric truck still up at the summit ? Might be a contender if it was to be ran at Mikes
 

Sheaco

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Was his electric truck still up at the summit ? Might be a contender if it was to be ran at Mikes
I do not remember seeing it, but that doesn't mean it wasn't there. You know Me Mike.

14,000ft packs quite a buzz, had to leave the summit before Grandpa did a header. good thing cuz I wasn't to far behind Him.

my brother & I rode Our bikes down the hill. I've never been that winded going down a Mountain before & I wasn't peddling that fast.
 

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I do not remember seeing it, but that doesn't mean it wasn't there. You know Me Mike.

14,000ft packs quite a buzz, had to leave the summit before Grandpa did a header. good thing cuz I wasn't to far behind Him.

my brother & I rode Our bikes down the hill. I've never been that winded going down a Mountain before & I wasn't peddling that fast.
It is lacking oxygen for sure, I recall both times having a pretty bad headache for awhile. But the view is amazing
 

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Here was Larry's 98' "electric" S-10 on his way up Pike's.. I remember he was there for 97'-99' events..
Not sure this set-up would work for Mike's road up...:D

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Paul Simon's truck from 89' PP would fair better for this event... "Vintage Class"??

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I'm IN, now I just have to look around the yard for something to race. I have a 80 bronco, or an 84 Itasca motorhome which is looking for a new home just saying
 

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The James Garner AIR SC/Rambler is entered.
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TecateRay

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Any ideas if there will be VHF radio coverage of the race for spectators? I'm thinks if you are just sitting along the course some where watching race cars zip by it won't be near as much as it would if someone is calling car numbers, start times, finish times etc.
 
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