On the evening before race day, eight inches of snow fell at the summit and was followed by light rain through race day, leaving the mountain in a blanket of fog so thick that visibility in many sections was nearly nonexistent.
Despite speculations of another year of a shortened course, the decision was made to run all the way to the top. Cam was the first of the Road Scholars entries to leave the starting line in the Road Scholars/Peter Millar GT4 Clubsport. His many hours of studying and driving the mountain paid off, reaching the summit for his first complete run of the mountain with a time of 11:22.691 – a full minute and a half ahead of his nearest competitor in the Yokohama Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy class and taking the 17th place overall finish. Needless to say, we were thrilled with the result and equally relieved that all the competitors made it through the race safely.
We’d like to extend our thanks to the Pikes Peak Hillclimb staff, volunteers, and race safety teams for their hard work and dedication to ensuring the 100th running second oldest, and most unique race in the United States was once again a success and a lasting memory for everyone in attendance.