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Later this month, on June 26th, 2022, competitors from all over the world will come together in Colorado Springs, CO for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This, America’s second oldest auto race, has been running for over 100 years, encompassing a course that’s 12.42-miles in length, with 156 turns, and that takes competitors to an altitude of 14,115-feet. This is not an event for the faint of heart or for those with a weak constitution for risk, but instead, the hill climb pits some of the best drivers and vehicles on the planet against eachother to see who can reach the peak the quickest.
As a competitor since 2016, Kevin Wesley of Wesley Motorsports is no stranger to running Pikes Peak, which is why he’s back as a guest on this weeks Hemmings Hot Rod BBQ podcast. Our conversation takes us back to his first time running the event in a Dodge Viper ACR, all the way up until today, where he and his team are in the final stages of prepping a 900-horsepower Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye widebody for his run to the summit. *Photo Credit: MotoringResearch.com