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Action sports star and Nitro Circus founder Travis Pastrana is returning to Pikes Peak with Yokohama Tire Corp. and Porsche at the upcoming “Race to the Clouds.”
Yokohama has partnered with Porsche Motorsport North America as the sponsor and exclusive tire supplier for the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Pikes Peak Hill Climb Trophy by Yokohama. The new class is the first official one-make Porsche category in the 96-year history of the “Race to the Clouds” and will take place at the world-famous Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on the historic course near Colorado Springs, Colorado.
“I’m really looking forward to getting another crack at the mountain in a Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport running on Yokohama tires,” said Pastrana. “How cool is that? The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of the most iconic races in the world. The new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Pikes Peak Hill Climb Trophy by Yokohama class is an awesome way to get re-familiarized with the mountain in a fun, but super-competitive class.”
All eight entries will compete on Yokohama off-the-shelf ADVAN A052 tires, including Pastrana. Pastrana has competed in the Rally Car class at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in both 2004 and 2005. Pastrana finished first in 2004 in Rally Group X in his rookie year on Pikes Peak driving a Subaru WRX with a time of 13:10.30.
Pastrana will also be at Yokohama’s booth at Fan Fest on June 22. Yokohama Pikes Peak Fan Fest activities include a Porsche GT3 Cup car photo opportunity; a VR experience where participants can virtually experience racing up the mountain on a test run with Pastrana; and the custom Pikes Peak skateboard contest. To enter the Pikes Peak skateboard contest, fans at the race, or at home, can take a photo of anything that’s Yokohama Tire-branded, post it to Instagram or Facebook (using #yokohamapikespeak) and be in the running for a custom Yokohama Pikes Peak skateboard designed by Bear Walker.
To follow follow the action before, during and after the race, visit Yokohama’s Facebook page. .