CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Twenty-six of the 144 spots for the inaugural Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge have already been filled, and the RPM Off-Road Team from Bristol, Tenn., has entered five vehicles to tackle the 31 km route.
The event takes place October 13-16, at the legendary Mike’s Sky Rancho in Baja California, Mexico, and the course features a 4,000 foot ascent to the top of “Mike’s Peak” through multiple cattle guards and water crossings.
Headlining the entrants for the RPM team will be the 2015 SCORE Champion and 2015 Baja 500 winner Apdaly Lopez.
Proving he is ultra quick in the desert, Lopez will take the No. 1 unlimited truck up the hill in the quest to be the fastest. In addition to the SCORE championship, Apdaly Lopez is also the 2014 X-Games Gold medalist in the Stadium SUPER Trucks.
Joining Lopez will be this year’s Parker 425 winner, Justin Matney, and 2015 Baja Sur Winner Lalo Laguna. Both drivers will field unlimited trucks for the event.
“To have this caliber of drivers RPM is bringing to Mike’s just shows the significance of this first-time event,” said SST series founder Robby Gordon. “As more and more premier drivers and teams enter, Mike’s Peak surely will be the event everyone from the short course, desert, rally, UTV, quads and motorcycles will want to be apart of.”
Also joining the RPM team will be veteran off-road competitor Juan Carlos Lopez, with an unlimited entry, and long-time off-road racing supporter Clyde Stacy in a 1450 truck.
CREDIT: RPM Off-Road Team