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2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb results: Monster Tajima breaks record

Nobuhiro Tajima, ‘Monster’ has just broken the world record at the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with a time of 9:51.278. This gives the Pikes Peak master his sixth consecutive win for the Race to the Clouds event.

Following up from our previous Pikes Peak feature report, Monster set out to break his previous record of 10mins 1.4sec this year, which he set in 2007. He not only beat the time, he beat it by just under 10 seconds. Using the famous Suzuki Sport SX4 ballistic hill climb machine, the car had been revised for this year’s event due to increasing amounts of tarmac sections being laid onto the course over the years.

The 19.99km normally-public track was dominated by Tajima and his 3.1-litre twin-turbo V6 weapon, with help from the 678kW (910hp) on tap and the sophisticated four-wheel drive system. As usual, Tajima’s Suzuki was competing in the Unlimited class.

Another favourite for this year’s Pikes Peak Climb was Rhys Millen, son of Rod Millen. Rod set the record for the overall quickest Pikes climb over ten years ago. This year it was his son in the Hyundai-powered PM580 Le Mans-style racer who was attempting to reclaim the record. Unfortunately, Rhys suffered from brake problems during the event and posted a best time of 10:09.30.

Interestingly, Rod Millen was back in the driver’s seat too. But not in the PM580, instead he drove in the 2WD Time Attack class in a rear-drive Formula Drift Hyundai Genesis Coupe. He took out the class win in the car with a time of 11:04.912.

Taking out the 4WD Time Attack class was female driver Brianne Corn. She became the first female to compete in the Pikes Peaks climb since Michele Mouton did it in 1984.

Take a look below the gallery for the full results of the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event.

Exhibition Powersport

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 Joe Kopp 3 11:26.530
2 Chip Yates 489 12:50.094
3 Aaron Butler 195 14:54.00
4 Edward Smith 529 15:52.116
Douglas Siddens 111 DNF

Time Attack 2WD

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 Rod Millen 676 11:04.912
2 Jeff Zwart 111 11:07.869
3 Toshiki Yoshioka 104 11:33.734
4 Jerad Voight 77 12:58.546
5 Roy Tomkins 119 13:04.231
6 Savannah Rickli 127 13:24.296
7 Kris Antal 88 13:29.417
8 Ryan McLaughlin 460 14:54.515
Ken Stouffer 22 DNF
Kash Singh 37 DNF
Rogers Matthews 72 DNF

Quad Modified

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 Michael Coburn 138 11:59.021
2 Mike Ell 131 12:17.264
3 Mike Tollett 75 12:26.399
4 John Stallworth 91 12:42.919
5 Chris Wagner 919 12:58.930
6 Joe Portillo 147 13:53.214
Theo Bernhard 42 DNF

RMVR

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 Keith Davisdon 163 12:44.126
2 Jess Neal 42 13:20.657
3 Jack Rogers 369 13:31.936
4 Bob Hill 110 13:54.129
5 Ralf Christensson 389 14:18.881
6 Jim Hodgson 164 14:52.030
7 Mark Visconti 995 16:02.372

RMVR Modified

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 Ralph Murdock 30 12:51.004
2 Douglas Mockett 133 13:01.997
3 John Groendyke 476 13:11.312
4 Tony Landon 372 13:51.018
5 John Heavey 554 14:21.550
Richard Hockert 721 DNF

Pikes Peak Open

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 Randy Schranz 17 11:55.132
2 Brad Lovell 432 12:33.609
3 David Cole 454 13:05.318
4 JT Taylor 13 13:26.857
5 Dean Burling 74 13:27.843
6 Samuel Berri 149 13:48.688
7 Kevin Yoder 34 14:10.063
8 David Schmidt 26 14:14.040
9 Shawn Fink 307 14:48.804
10 Gavin Skilton 93 15:37.024
Roger Lovell 32 DNF
Mattew Petersen 212 DNF
Lauchlin O’Sullivan 76 DNF

Time Attack 4WD

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 Brianne Corn 968 11:56.422
2 Robert Thorne 95 12:00.661
3 Harrad Demuth 585 12:07.312
4 Victor Kuhns 116 12:08.632
5 David Kern 156 12:12.630
6 Tom Wright 15 13:00.360
7 Carlos Martinez De Campos 123 13:10.161
8 Martin Mennig 486 13:27.694
9 Valentin Ivanitski 21 14:48.358
Stephan Verdier 300 DNF
Christy Carlson 298 DNF

Unlimited

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 Nobuhiro Tajima 1 09:51.278
2 Rhys Millen 67 10:09.242
3 Jean Philippe Dayraut 3 10:17.707
Dave Carapetyan 959 DNF
Paul Dallenbach 98 DNF

Open Wheel

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 Spencer Steele 43 10:42.366
2 Jimmy Olson 40 10:44.163
3 Dave Wood 11 11:58.011
4 Dan Novembre 28 12:18.447
5 Shawn Johnson 90 12:24.560
6 Rodney OMaley 65 12:38.465
7 Andy Figueroa 71 12:41.867
8 Lorie Wood 12 13:33.916
Chris Strauch 56 DNF
Jimmy Kenney 69 DNF

Super Stock Car

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 Clint Vahsholtz 18 10:55.603
2 Layne Shranz 7 11:22.500
3 Steve Goeglien 27 11:44.524
4 Rod Moberly 14 12:15.525
Bobby Regester 44 DNF

250 Motorcycle

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 Chuck Lee 56 12:39.366
2 Zach Warnock 107 12:43.072
3 Codie Vahsholtz 285 12:51.183
4 Randy Belisle 33 12:54.669
5 Scott Warner 232 13:21.449
6 Joey Hamilton 39 13:32.208
7 Jimi Heyder 442 13:43.59
8 Paul Delio 68 13:50.56
9 James Buchner 23 13:59.40
10 Daniel Perry 989 14:16.18
11 David Perry 137 14:21.31
12 Daniel Berendes 591 14:21.75
Anthony Miele 407 DNF

450 Motorcycle

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 Davey Durelle 58 11:50.988
2 Joe Prussiano 421 12:11.046
3 Travis Newbold 747 12:19.445
4 Tom McCarthy 26 12:35.584
5 Mark Woodward 66 12:38.374
6 Darryl Lujan 69 12:47.717
7 Scot Lee 151 12:59.671
8 Teague Sawyer 10 13:01.47
9 Dave Stock 22 13:04.37
10 Doug Chestnutt 211 13:07.12
11 Donnie Burns 937 13:12.114
12 Chris Johns 214 13:20.391
13 Michael Kassebaum 4 13:28.499
14 Justin Rastegar 801 13:29.235
15 Mark Bartle 313 13:41.965
16 Dean Mizes 711 13:46.771
17 Charlie Ford 312 13:47.913
18 Mitchell Trom 263 13:58.385
19 Mike Scarsella 776 16:19.240
20 Joshua Hamblen 171 18:27.155
Zach Kinzler 920 DNF

Supermoto 450

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 Leeland Sinclair 521 12:05.178
2 Greg Chicoine 100 12:05.527
3 Craig Gleason 96 12:14.628
4 Geoff Cesmat 85 12:28.030
5 Alessandro Scalabrin 770 12:33.862
6 Chase Guthrie 82 12:41.872
7 Jeff Delio 179 12:42.872
8 Mark Niemi 152 12:47.367
9 Greg Nichols 220 12:55.318
10 Chip Golden 324 12:55.506
11 Eddie Tofoya 515 12:56.732
12 Lorenzo Marchini 109 13:01.403
13 Tom Specht 311 13:03.152
14 Scott Lapierre 299 13:28.56
15 John Kollars 831 13:29.15
16 Mattew Hazelwood 468 13:32.470
17 Sean Arnold 607 13:39.708
18 Scott Allen 343 13:41.785
19 Keith Hendry 340 13:52.676
20 Ed Russell 365 14:02.297
21 Daniel Raygor 314 14:06.390
22 Kevin Brown 757 14:49.590

750 Motorcycle

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 Stuart Sinclair 508 11:27.396
2 Gary Trachy 357 11:32.004
3 Marco Belli 229 12:10.660
4 James McKay 333 12:14.212
5 David Johansen 570 12:47.292
6 Rusty Wilson 113 12:58.802
7 Jerry Brown 121 13:07.008
8 Chris Koxlien 931 13:13.008
9 Dan Harmon 74 13:29.802
10 Joseph Toner 360 13:32.171
11 Ryan Sweeney 669 14:02.495
12 Pierpaolo Vivaldi 979 14:15.683
13 David Rutherford 223 14:16.084
14 Dustin Flagge 303 14:36.342
15 Seth Cohen 102 15:14.979
16 Dimitri Coste 67 15:16.125
Dale Wentworth 64 DNF

Side Car

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 John-Thomas Wood 187 13:09.04
2 David Hennessy 122 14:35.641
3 Hans Schulz 99 16:26.315
4 Ken Kyler 178 18:06.258

Vintage Motorcycle

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 Robert Spann 93 13:33.528
2 Mickey Alzola 49 13:37.511
3 Marc LaNoue 9 14:02.052
4 Leonard Hale 62 14:08.493
5 Lloyd Hale 6 14:08.884
6 Herbert Wolff 177 14:22.532
7 Kevin Magner 114 14:55.291
8 Joe Blackwell 916 15:49.773
9 Robert Gerberich 501 18:13.82
Donald Bjornsrud 777 DNF

Quad 450

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 Steve Tutt 7 12:41.960
2 Craig Kilday 44 13:14.948
3 Troy Smith 322 13:35.923
4 Michael Taylor 626 13:47.92
5 Adam Rapier 666 14:48.30
6 Scott Kolm 921 15:57.316

1205 Motorcycle

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 Carlin Dunne 5 11:11.329
2 Jeff Grace 97 12:02.510
3 Alexander Smith 55 12:12.920
4 Glenn Cox 13 12:15.000
5 Jeff Jensen 500 13:06.000
Mark Cernicky 50 DNF
Bob Milewsky 106 DNF
Greg Tracy 555 DNF

Electric

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 Ikuo Honawa 16 12:20.084
2 Chad Hord 909 14:33.429

Exhibition – CTR

Pos. Driver No. Finish Time
1 James Robinson 902 15:46.609

 

 

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.