Pueblo, CO -- After a last minute scheduling change KT Motorsports Marketing and Development officially announced on July 12, their entry into the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the highly contested Pikes Peak Open division. At the wheel...
Pueblo, CO -- After a last minute scheduling change KT Motorsports Marketing and Development officially announced on July 12, their entry into the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the highly contested Pikes Peak Open division. At the wheel of the KT Motorsports 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi will be the team's main driver Todd Moberly partnered with his long time co-driver and father Raymond Moberly.
"We are really excited to be back to compete for our third time on Pikes Peak. After being competitive, but not fast enough to contend for the victory in Pikes Peak Open with our Subaru WRX STI in 2006, we've made some significant improvements to the motor that should put us in a position to challenge our competition, especially Leonard Vasholtz. There are a lot more competitive drivers in Pikes Peak Open this year but with our experience and the improvements to the car we feel confident that we can challenge for the win." Stated driver Todd Moberly.
In addition to Vasholtz, who along with his son Clint Vasholtz is the father son duo with the most class wins in Pikes Peak history, some younger, first time competitors, are looking to make their mark on Pikes Peak in the Pikes Peak Open division as well. "There are a lot more solid teams in Pikes Peak Open than there were last year. Gushi [Ken] and Klassen [Lisa] don't have the same experience racing here and that should give us an advantage, but we can't ignore them either. We're focused on our goal of winning Pikes Peak Open first and foremost." Noted co-driver Raymond Moberly.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second oldest continuously run motorsport event in the United States. In 2007 the storied event will mark the 85th running of the event. While paving operations in recent years has taken some of the historical mystique out of the event, the 12.1 mile long course featuring over 150 turns and a vertical climb of nearly 5,000 feet is as challenging as ever as teams are now faced with mastering difficult surface changes and treacherous guardrails scattered throughout the course.