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  • Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack is Back this June

    Revvolution and Shift-S3ctor announce the return of the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack at the Colorado Springs Airport...Read More

     
  • 2015 Downtown Celebration July 18!

     


    FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

  • 2015 Color in Motion 5K

     


    Volunteer color throwers needed!

  • Romain Dumas Will Return To The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb With A Goal Of Victory And Perhaps A New Record

    Romain Dumas Will Return To The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb With A Goal Of Victory And Perhaps A New Record

    Colorado Springs, April 2----------The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will welcome back one of auto racing’s stars on June 29 when French driver Romain Dumas comes to Colorado Springs for the third year in a row. He will be entered in the talent-rich Unlimited Division.

    Dumas, winner of the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans classic, was named Rookie of the Year in 2012 on Pikes Peak when he captured the Pikes Peak Open with a blazing clocking of 9:46.181, driving a Porsche GT3R in his debut on America’s Mountain in the first edition of the race on a fully-paved course.

    His 2012 time now ranks sixth on the all-time list of winners on the Peak, which kicked off in 1916 and will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2016. Japan’s Nobuhiro Tajima was the first driver to crack the elusive ten-minute mark that had stood for decades when he won the Unlimited Division for the sixth straight time with the record 9:51.278.

    He was denied another triumph in 2013 when he dropped out because of a mechanical failure.

    The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb All-Time Bests

    8:13.878   Sebastien Loeb- 2013 Unlimited Division

    9:02.192   Rhys Millen- 2013 Unlimited Division

    9:42.740   Jean-Philippe Dayraut – 2013 Unlimited Division

    9:46.001   Paul Dallenbach – 2013 Time Attack Division

    9:46.164   Rhys Millen – 2012 Time Attack Division

    9:46.181   Romain Dumas – 2012 Pikes Peak Open Division

    9:46.530   Nobuhiro Tajima – 2013 Electric Division 

    9:46.634   Mark Rennison – 2013 Unlimited Division

    9:51.278   Nobuhiro Tajima – 2011 Unlimited Division

    9:52.819   Carlin Dunne -   2012 Motorcycle 1205 Division

    9:53.581   David Donner – 2013 Time Attack Division

    9:57.513   Spencer Steele – 2013 Unlimited Division

    9:58.262   Greg Tracy – 2012 Motorcycle 1205 Division

    Dumas will be behind the wheel of a Norma M20 with Honda Power completed by the RD Limited for the 92nd running of the Race to the Clouds this summer. The development of the auto prototype began this year with the goal of a new record, just as Loeb’s team did last year in the production of the 2013 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak model that powered the French ace to the all-time record as he became the first competitor to finish the 142-mile course with a time under nine minutes.

    "From the very first laps I did last year, I said the Norma chassis was competitive and that I enjoy how the car handles. At the time I was convinced that this car is well suited to the unique demands of Pikes Peak, and I still am." explains Dumas. "Last year, we lacked time and reliability. Nonetheless, we still gathered a lot of information during the week of practice on the mountain and we made the most of that participation. The conclusions are simple, we’ve established a plan for preparing the car and we decided to develop the engine. We’ve opted to make changes while keeping things the same as the engine will be the turbo Honda. It’s the logical choice which keeps us from having to start from a blank sheet of paper compared to 2013. The car will be fitted with Michelin tires and we’ve worked hard with PKM Consulting regarding the handling."

    The road to Pikes Peak from Europe and the summit of the 14,100-foot summit is still a long one, but the adventure has already started for the Romain Dumas Rallye Team, taking delivery of the Norma chassis in its Alès, France workshops a few weeks ago. On the menu, mechanical evolutions and installation of the turbo engine, which is the same type as the one he drove in the 2013 edition, ahead of a testing program in Cévennes.

    "I’m the type of person who likes to move forward, and despite the disappointment of last year, I’m determined to add Pikes Peak to my resumé!" admits Dumas. "I’ve always known that you have to approach this event with humility and that’s my top feeling as we tackle this challenge for 2014. But I also don’t want to hide my ambitions. I think we have the pieces to put together a shining effort. Pikes Peak is a dream you want to realize.

    The entire team wants this and we will be putting #MakeYourDreamComeTrue on the car this year. It sums up the passion the team has for this event and the human adventure that we are experiencing. Our story at Pikes Peak is a good one, and one that we have yet to finish. We want to write the best chapter yet !"

    Dumas and his Romain Dumas Rally Team will unveil more details on the Norma RD Limited in the following weeks, but the major announcement of his entry for 2014 promises high drama and excitement for the nation’s second-oldest motor sports race behind the fabled Indy 500 and the world’s most famous Hill Climb.

    Tickets are available online now at www.ppihc.com along with a wealth of information on the event itself, from the history of the race to all-time winners and records.

    The popular Fan Fest will take place on Friday, June 27, in downtown Colorado Springs, a gale event that includes top music, food and drinks, special exhibitions and a chance to meet the drivers and racers with the top qualifying times during Race Week and see their autos and motorcycles.

  • Colorado Springs Sports Hall Of Fame Class of 2013

  • Mini Torch Run - RMSG Cauldron Lighting & All-Star Concert Lineup Features of Olympic Downtown Celebration

    Olympic Downtown Celebration On Friday Night Includes Mini Torch Run To Light Rocky Mountain State Games Flame and All-Star Concert Lineup  
    Record 7,737 Athletes Registered For The Games
    Colorado Springs, July 24----------Last summer, when between 15,000-20,000 fans gathered in downtown Colorado Springs for the first Olympic Downtown Celebration as the Olympic Games in London opened, the lighting of the Rocky Mountain State Games Flame by 1992 Olympic Figure Skating gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and her husband, Olympic ice hockey star Bret Hedican was one of the highlights of the evening.
     
    On Friday night, the event will be repeated as part of the gala festivities downtown when 2012 United States National figure skating pairs champions and 2014 Olympic medal hopefuls Caydee Denney and John Coughlin will light the torch to salute the 2013 Rocky Mountain State Games as part of the Olympic Downtown Celebrationduring the evening of special entertainment and excitement.
    Note: As of this morning 7,737 athletes have registered for the Rocky Mountain State Games. That is a new Rocky Mountain State Games record, eclipsing the old record of 7,103 established in 2012. Still remaining will be day-of-event registration in several sports, and it could push the total to past 8,000 athletes.
    The Rocky Mountain State Games torch-lighting ceremony will include a mini torch run that features a number of Colorado Springs residents, celebrities, sponsors, and firefighters and first responders who were on the front lines of last summer’s Waldo Canyon fire and the recent Black Forest wildfire that touched countless lives and destroyed hundreds of homes.
    Several former Bronco greats will lead the parade of Rocky Mountain State Games athletes and Color in Motion 5K runners which takes place before the torch run, including Billy Thompson, Randy Gradishar, Ron Egloff, Larry Brunson, Wade Manning and Bronco Cheerleaders.
    The Torch Run will kick off at 6:30 p.m. when the torch arrives at Antlers Park, carried by Miles, the Official Mascot of the Denver Broncos of the NFL.
    Miles will then hand off the torch to the VIP runners, each carrying the flame about 50 meters to the stage at the intersection of Tejon Street and Colorado Avenue.
    The official torch runners, in order:
    Billy Thompson, former 13-year Bronco who was a three-time All-Pro selection and inducted into the Broncos Ring of Fame in 1987
    Jeff Greene, El Paso County Administrator
    Joe Hight, Editor of The Gazette
    Kevin Olson, King Soopers Regional Manager
    David Sered, Comcast Director of Government Affairs
    Brianna Goodwin, City of Colorado Springs Event Coordinator
    Doug Price, Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau President/CEO
    Tosha Carper, AT&T Area Regional Store Manager
    Dave Palenchar, Chairman of The Sports Corp and El Pomar COO
    Rob Quirk, KOAA5 news anchor
    A lineup of firefighters and first responders from the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires and assisted in the successful 91st Pikes Peak International Hill Climb   
    Terry Maketa, El Paso County Sheriff
     
    Sheriff Maketa will hand over the torch to Denney and Coughlin, who will light the Rocky Mountain State Games flame at approximately 7:15.
     
    It’s all free of charge for everyone and again salutes the Olympic Family in Colorado Springs, America’s Olympic City, headed by the United States Olympic Committee, US Paralympics, more than two dozen USOC National Governing Bodies, and the city where thousands of athletes have trained since 1977, chasing their Olympic or Paralympic Dreams.
    In addition to a full program of sport demonstrations, live music concerts, athlete autograph sessions, food and beverage vendors and more, beginning at 5:00 P.M., there is going to be a unique feature made possible by the contributions of local businesses and individuals.
    It’s a real Olympic-sized sand beach volleyball pit, 46x72 feet, with several teams playing demonstration matches to spotlight a sport that has become tremendously popular in the Olympic Games since it was introduced in 1992 at the Games in Barcelona.
    Tournament play demonstrations on the sand court, hosted by Sand Pits Volleyball at BooDad’s Beach House Grill, will take place starting at 5:00 and continue until late.
    ·         5:00 – 7:00 Tournament finals
    ·         7:30 – 9:00 Ranked women’s competition “Queen of the Court”
    ·         9:00 – 11:30 Tournament finals
    ·         11:30 – 1:00 Challenge competition
    ·         Community giveaway contest throughout the evening.
    The Olympic Downtown Celebration, sponsored by the U.S. Olympic Committee, AT&T, El Pomar Foundation, the Daniels Fund, the City of Colorado Springs, KOAA5, The Gazette, Colorado Springs Utilities and The Sports Corp, will feature a little bit of everything for everybody, especially kids and entire families:
    ·         A real sand beach volleyball pit and tournament
    ·         The Flying Aces ski aerialists
    ·         USA Taekwondo board breaking demonstrations
    ·         USA Tennis sport court
    ·         USA Table Tennis demonstrations
    ·         National Guard obstacle course
    ·         Gravity Play inflatable slide and trampoline with bungee chords
    ·         The Maximum Velocity BMX Riders
    ·         Sports information booths
    ·         Athlete autograph sessions
    ·         Food/beverage vendors
    ·         Firefighter and First Responder recognition events
    ·         4:30-Midnight live band concerts! Courtesy of downtown business owners Sam and Kathy Guadagnoli, the concerts will include singer Lauren Alaina from American Idol, Jon Pardi, Dakota Bradley, all with a Nashville music theme that everyone will enjoy. 
    At that point Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach will declare the 2013 Rocky Mountain State Games are officially open.
     Lauren Alaina
    The concert stage schedule: (Tejon Street Just South of Kiowa)
    4:30-5:30 Wrestling with Jimmy
    6-7 Air force Band: Wild Blue Country
    7-8 KOAA kick off of event
    8-9 Dakota Bradley (18-year-old Nashville newcomer)
    9:30-10:30 Lauren Alaina (Season 10 American Idol runner-up)
    11-12 Jon Pardi (country music singer/songwriter with Capitol Records Nashville)
     
    The Rocky Mountain State Games, presented by AT&T, resume Friday and kick off the biggest schedule of the 36 sports featured in this year’s 12th annual Games.