CHARLOTTE, N.C. – official series release — SST photo —
SPEED Energy and the Stadium SUPER Trucks presented by TRAXXAS have announced the inaugural Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge at the Mike’s Sky Ranch in Baja California, Mexico.
In honor of 50 years of Baja Racing on the road to Mike’s, SST has partnered with the Ranch to invite all off-road vehicles – of the two, three or four wheeled varieties – to compete in this challenging hill climb competition.
From SST/short course trucks, Ultra 4’s, rock crawlers, rally cars, desert trucks, and buggies, to quads, UTV’S and motorcycles, everyone is welcome to take a run to be the fastest to conquer “Mike’s Peak.” The four-day event will run Oct. 13-16, 2016.
“We’re seeing new attendance records for SST all the time, so having our lightweight, high horsepower, nimble trucks race to Mike’s is the perfect way to introduce this newest contest in the series to fans and drivers of Baja,” said SST series founder Robby Gordon. “I can’t wait to see how the SST’s stack up against other vehicles that attempt to make this climb. It’s a 100% dirt track, with even more turns than Pike’s Peak before you reach the famous finish line water crossing at Mike’s.”
The planned route is 31 km with a nearly-4,000 feet ascent through cattle guards and water crossings.
“Adding a SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks presented by TRAXXAS event in Mexico has always been a dream, and there are so many historic events in racing this year – from the 100 running of the Indy 500 and the return of the Ford GT to LeMan, to the 100-year anniversary of the first Pike’s Peak Hill Climb – I believe this is the best time to launch such a unique and old school event,” said Gordon. “We wanted to give the racers and fans something longer, something more challenging on man and machine, so we’re bringing back the dirt roads, getting rid of the guard rails, and inviting everyone with a race car and a dream to be king of the hill.”
CREDIT: Stadium Super Trucks