PPIHC: Blomqvist returns with AM2R

Stig Blomqvist Returns to Take on Pikes Peak Colorado Springs, CO - June 14, 2004 - Ex-world rally champion, Stig Blomqvist, will return to this year's Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, driving with the Arrow Mach 2 Racing Team in...

Stig Blomqvist Returns to Take on Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs, CO - June 14, 2004 - Ex-world rally champion, Stig Blomqvist, will return to this year's Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, driving with the Arrow Mach 2 Racing Team in its Ford RS200e.

For the second time the Arrow Mach 2 Racing (AM2R) team is shipping its Ford RS200e over from the UK to take up the Pikes Peak challenge on June 26th. This will also mark the second time that Blomqvist has piloted the vehicle. AM2R's first challenge on the peak came in 2002, but brake failure led to a premature end to its race. Having now had two years to prepare the 840bhp super car, with some major modifications to its aerodynamics, Stig is once again ready to fire up the beast and let loose on Pikes Peak.

"It's always been an ambition of ours to have a go at Pikes Peak," said Alan Greenwood, Team Manager at AM2. "Then by pure chance I bumped into Stig Blomqvist who had missed out on tackling Pikes Peak when he switched teams from Audi to Ford in 1986. He told me he had always wanted to have a go at the hill, and Stig is definitely made of the right stuff to drive this monster." The car wasn't great at first, but now Stig says it is the best thing he has ever driven. And with modifications to the car - and all the new asphalt on the hill - we are expecting a very quick time this year. Perhaps even a good shot at that elusive ten-minute barrier!"

During the lunch break at this year's Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Mainstream Productions Inc. will showcase the sport of drifting. Falken Tire drivers Calvin Wan, Yoshinori Koguchi and Seigo Yamamoto will drift the paved section of the famed Pikes Peak Highway. On June 27th the Drift Showoff continues at Pikes Peak International Raceway with a professional drifting exhibition, clinic, and competition. Drivers from across the U.S. are planning to compete in this historic event.

For further information on the Arrow Mach 2 Racing's 2004 challenge on Pikes Peak please visit www.mach2racing.co.uk/

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Drivers Stig Blomqvist