|Brad Lovell finishes 2nd at the |
Pikes Peak Hill Climb
|Roger Lovell competed at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb |
for the first time in 2011
In 2010, Team AMSOIL racer Brad Lovell decided he wanted to tame the mountain in his back yard. The Colorado Springs, Colo. native had always looked at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb as a challenge, and last year, he took hold of his dream and entered his AMSOIL-sponsored TORC Pro Light truck in the Pikes Peak Open class, finishing third with an overall time of 13 minutes and 17 seconds.
His adventure sparked the curiosity of his teammate and brother Roger Lovell, and the duo decided to enter a second truck in 2011. Brad, armed with his AMSOIL/ Nissan Pro Light truck, and Roger, behind the wheel of his AMSOIL/Torchmate rock racer, competed in the 89th running of “The Race to the Clouds.”
The race is set on a 12.42-mile course that features 156 turns and summits at 14,110 feet. The thin air robs engines of 30 percent of their power as they reach the top. Brad Lovell took advantage of the experience he gained last year to maneuver to the top in 12 minutes and 33 seconds, knocking 44 seconds off last year's time and finish second behind Randy Schranz. See https://www. amsoilracing.com/media for video of Brad’s race up the mountain.
“Randy was really fast on the mountain,” said Brad. “He came in under 12 minutes, but we are really happy with our time and the improvement we saw in just our second year. This is a great event, with more than 35,000 people coming out to see us race, and we had lots of friends and family here cheering us on.”
Roger’s day was quite a bit shorter as the rook racer flipped upon catching a tire in the loose gravel on one of the hairpin turns. Check out video of the crash in the News section of amsoilracing.com.
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