2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb Delayed by Wild Fires

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This year’s Pikes Peak is going to be the best one ever, especially since a lot of EVs have been entered and will surely prove their worth when the rarefied air found at the top reduces the performance of gasoline engined cars.
However, the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has now been officially postponed due to the wild fires that are affecting the Colorado Springs area.

“We have been informed by the U.S. Forest Service that conditions are so extreme, along with the inability to forecast the future of the fire, and with access to Pikes Peak in jeopardy that the agency can’t permit the event to go as scheduled, “said Tom Osborne, Chairman of the Board of the PPIHC and President & CEO of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation.

The event will not take place on July 8th, as was previously planned, but a new date has yet to be announced.

“Our deepest concern is for the safety of the public and the competitors, and it was obvious that several agencies charged with public safety would not be able to commit the resources and manpower required to ensure those requirements because of the critical need for their resources at this time. Our city is in an unprecedented struggle right now and we are deeply sensitive to it,” said Osborne.
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