Meet the Legends of Pikes Peak
We're off to the famous race this weekend and these are the people that make Race to the Clouds smashing
Posted: 08 Aug 2012
Last year, 1132 miles away from Pikes Peak's start line, a bloke called Jeff left the Porsche Performance Centre in California wearing a 911 GT2RS and pointed it towards Colorado.
His scheme was to continue Porsche's tradition of driving cars to circuits, racing them, then driving them home. Taking on the Race to the Clouds in a standard car (albeit with the necessary modifications to meet basic safety regs), then, seemed a perfectly natural extension of the ritual...
He's a handy bloke is Jeff - he dominated the 2WD Time Attack the previous year, so it was no surprise that he destroyed the Pikes Peak record for stock production cars with his road trip-fresh 911. And his time of 11:07.869 bested his previous attempt in a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car by 24 seconds.
His run was only topped by Rod Millen on the day - he beat Zwart by just three seconds driving a fully-prepped racer making more than 700 horsepower.
Watch his run here