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    Default Colorado High - Pikes Peak

    An early reminder that Pike's Peak is coming this month on June 28th.

    With the pavement (tarmac for Richard) now in place, this 12 mile course seems like the closest analogue America has to the Nurbergring - but with very steep run-offs.

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    And, for better or worse, this year could attract a whole new spectator profile:

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    And this for Bawareca: 400+ hp E30 with an even better view of the "track".

    25th overall


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    I never understood why they have a full bar at WSIR. Maybe they'll have a pot shop there too, after California legalizes . . .
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    Pikes Peak is to the Nurburgring as the Nurburgring is to Buttonwillow.

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    WSIR has to be an exceptionally old liquor license. No way they would issue a racetrack a liquor license today. I've always wanted to order a drink there after the racing was over, but all their liquor bottles have dust on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveLevin View Post
    Pikes Peak is to the Nurburgring as the Nurburgring is to Buttonwillow.

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    I don't understand that post . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    I don't understand that post . . .
    Compared to Pike's Peak, the 'Ring is as safe and lined with runoff as Buttonwillow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveLevin View Post
    Compared to Pike's Peak, the 'Ring is as safe and lined with runoff as Buttonwillow.

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    And yet HPDE drivers at Buttonwillow manage to crash their cars by going off the esses into the unseen wall, or the Sunrise and Sunset turns into the front straight / tire walls. Pike's Peak ought to be the first track for n00bs, instead of Street of Willow . . .
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    Having driven both, I'm not sure which I prefer to hit at 100mph, Armco or sky.
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    few observations:

    1. his dash doesn't have a tach. only speedometer......that's "different"
    2. it is distracting to have spectators waving flags (Notional flags). that should be banned.........
    3. spectators - any of them killed lately ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
    Having driven both, I'm not sure which I prefer to hit at 100mph, Armco or sky.
    I'm pretty sure the boulders downslope present the biggest hazard.

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    PPIHC has a surprisingly low casualty list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    few observations:
    . . .
    2. it is distracting to have spectators waving flags (Notional flags). that should be banned.........
    3. spectators - any of them killed lately ?
    No problem, Sebastion is a Rally car guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    I'm pretty sure the boulders downslope present the biggest hazard.
    Seems so:


    btw: This could be one of Moti's favorite clips: no injuries!
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    Quote Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
    Having driven both, I'm not sure which I prefer to hit at 100mph, Armco or sky.
    As the old saying goes....

    ...the first step is a doozy.

    Standing on the edge of the road, looking down on helicopters flying almost beneath your feet in the valleys there was like "holy moly."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Force McCocken View Post
    PPIHC has a surprisingly low casualty list.
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    But by the numbers, the Isle of Man in the real killer in motor sports.

    Five deaths last year, and one already this year in qualifying.

    Isle of Man TT 2015: Franck Petricola killed following accident in Wednesday's practice | Scunthorpe Telegraph

    Just a whole different deal . . .





    Oh, and the poor guy who went off the high side around 1:10?

    . . . . he lived!
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    Years ago I watched a show where the late Joey Dunlop showed the top of his helmet, which was scuffed and scarred from clattering against branches and flint walls when he'd be apexing corners a touch tight.

    That's when I realized there's like crazy, really crazy, Hannibal Lecter crazy, and IOM crazy.

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