The newly minted Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Class will feature several big names for the 96th Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 24.
Returning to the race is Travis Pastrana, who won the Rally America Group X Class with co-driver Mike Fennell of Jamaica in 2004 with a time of 13:10.300. In 2005, Pastrana and Sweden’s Bjorn Christian Edstrom placed third in the Rally America Group N Class before winning the Rally America Championship Series in 2006.
Pastrana set a new record last year at the Mount Washington Hill Climb, driving a Subaru WRX STi with a time of 5:47.72 on the 7.4-mile course.
Also set to compete in the race are Le Mans veteran and IMSA sports car broadcaster Justin Bell, whose Lexus RC FGT Concept finished third in the Time Attack 1 class at his debut on the mountain in 2015; Till Bechtolsheimer, who runs CJ Wilson Racing’s Acura NSX GT3 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship; and Tim Pappas, who will race the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Championship with Park Place Motorsports.
Romain Dumas will be a special guest of Porsche for the 2018 race and will assist with the new class. And he will compete once again, this time in a new Volkswagen fully-electric auto in the Unlimited Division as the automaker makes its first appearance on the Peak since 1987. Dumas has four Pikes Peak victories, most recently grabbing the crown in the same division last year with the fastest time overall at 9:05.62 in his Norma MXX RD Limited model. Dumas is the owner of the second-fastest time in the race history, a 8:51.445 clocking in the 2016 Unlimited Division.