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Australian driver, Jeff Denmeade, is one of the first entries for the 90th Pikes International Hill Climb, to be held in July next year.

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which began in 1916, is America’s second oldest motor sports race behind the Indy 500. The race is staged on a 12.42 mile course with 156 turns. It begins at 9,390 feet and ends at the famous mountain’s 14,110 foot summit above Colorado Springs.

Denmeade, the 2010 Time Attack 4WD champion, will bring a brand-new car to Pikes Peak and a ton of optimism in the Time Attack division, combined now to include both 2WD and 4WD autos this year.

“Now Pikes Peak is 100% paved from top to bottom, it’s a whole new event, and the speeds have gone up and times are starting to tumble, and to be back there in Australia’s own phenomenal 300 HP Skelta G-Force, making us the first Australians to compete there in an Australian produced, designed and manufactured vehicle is great,” Denmeade said.

“4WD is always an advantage, unless you can get weight down in a 2WD car, and given the lack of dirt now that Pikes Peak is all paved, a lightweight 2WD car with great turn-in and high-speed balance and control is the way to go for this event!”

Denmeade will be co-driven by Catherine Hammond.

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