NASCAR Hall of Fame crew chief Ray Evernham and his custom-built 1936 Chevy Sedan, nicknamed “The Ghost,” have entered the 96th running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, set to take place on June 24.
The Ghost is designed to look like a modified from the 1960s but features state-of-the-art mechanics and electronics and is powered by an 850-plus horsepower Chevy SB2 engine. It’s dubbed The Ghost because of its pearl-white paint scheme.
“I’m truly honored to have been given the opportunity to compete in the 96th running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb,” Evernham said. “The hill climb at Pikes Peak is an event I have always had tremendous respect for but, to be honest, is never one I envisioned myself competing in. It is one of the premier and most historic racing events held anywhere in the world so to earn a spot in the field is like a dream come true.
“The Ghost is a culmination of my 40-plus years of experience in auto racing. We wanted to design and build the car from the ground up the way we did in the 70s and 80s. No computers, no lasers, just using the knowledge we have accumulated through the years.
“On the outside, the car looks like the modifieds I grew up watching race at short tracks in New Jersey but, on the inside, it is packed with all of the latest and greatest racing technology you can get. Countless hours have gone into getting both the car and me ready for this event. We can’t wait to get on the mountain to see what it can do.”
Evernham joins a Pikes Peak Challenge-Exhibition Class that features Hill Climb superstar Rhys Millen behind the wheel of a 2018 Bentley Bentayga, Scott Birdsall with his 1949 Ford F1, “Old Smokey,” Honda Brake design engineer Jordan Guitar, Californian Ross Murray in a 2015 Dodge Viper, and Donald Greenberg with his 2015 Viper.