ProRally: SCCA to sanction Pikes Peak Hillclimb

Sports Car Club of AmericaÃ’ announces sanction agreement with Pikes Peak Hill Climb Association. TOPEKA, Kan. (January 21, 2003) - The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Educational Museum announced today that...

Sports Car Club of AmericaÒ announces sanction agreement with Pikes Peak Hill Climb Association.

TOPEKA, Kan. (January 21, 2003) - The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Educational Museum announced today that the SCCA will sanction the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2003.

Through the agreement, the Hill Climb Association will continue to operate the one-of-a-kind event with its unique vehicle classes and operational structure. In addition, the nearly 70 thousand SCCA members nationwide will now be eligible to participate in the event. Public relations and marketing support for the over 80 year-old event are also included as part of the arrangement.

"We are very proud to be associated with such a historic event," said Steve Johnson, SCCA President and CEO. "The two organizations have a long history of motorsports excellence and together we can take this event to even greater heights.

"With a rich tradition in amateur hill climbs, it is our hope that SCCA can work at developing a feeder system for this event in the future."

For more information the Sports Car Club of America and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, please visit www.scca.com and www.ppihs.com.

Profiles:

SCCA: Founded in 1944, the Sports Car Club of America, Inc. is a 65,000-member motorsports organization, which incorporates all facets of autocross, rally, and both club and professional motorsports events. It annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 109 regions and professional subsidiary. Landmark events for the Club include the Club Racing Valvoline Runoffs® National Championship races at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the Tire Rack Solo II® Nationals in Topeka, Kan. and Tire Rack ProSolo® National Series, the nationwide SCCA ProRally® Championship and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

PPIHC: Started in 1916, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second oldest (only the Indianapolis 500 is older) motorsports competition event in the United States. Featuring over 12 miles of road, with 156 turns, speeds sometimes over 100 MPH, and starting at an elevation of 9400 feet, the race to the Peak (at over 14,100 feet) is unequalled anywhere in the world.

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Series Hillclimb , SCCA
Drivers Steve Johnson