Pikes Peak Day 4 Qualifying Report
Rhys Millen Racing - Huntington Beach, CA - June 25, 2011
Qualifying day promised high results after a successful week of practice. The 2011 RMR Pikes Peak Team delivered!
Lauchlin O'Sullivan setting a time nearly 29 seconds faster then anyone else in his class. Rod Millen also taking poll by 2 seconds in the Time Attack Class. Rhys Millen set a time of 4:48 just 15 seconds behind Tajima who had a time of 4:33. The bottom section favors Tajima's Suzuki with a more aggressive gravel setup. Millen's Hyundai PM580, which grips tarmac over gravel set a middle section time 15 seconds faster then Tajima. At the top both cars set an almost identical times. The stage is set for Sunday which is sure to be one of the most epic battles between drivers ever seen at 14,000 feet.
Pikes Peak Fan Fest attracted thousands of fans Friday night to downtown Colorado Springs. RMR and Hyundai was their in full activation with Rhys, Rod and Lauchlin signing autographs and taking photos. Hyundai provided the entertainment handing out gift bags with official 2011 hill climb t-shirts, spin and win wheel, photo booth, Dirt 3 PM580 PS3 player chair along with a DJ spinning all night. Red Bull had a big air ramp with 3 freestyle motocross athletes performing all kinds of stunts including two amazing backflips.
Saturday the Millen family will continue their traditional race down Pikes Peak on mountain bikes. A 7,000 feet decent into Manitou Springs.
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