Rhys Millen Wins Time Attack Class

This blistering run also helped him capture fourth overall at the one of the world’s most challenging motorsports events

Pikes Peak veteran and Honeywell Garrett-sponsored driver, Rhys Millen, came in first place in the time attack class at the 2017 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, with an overall time of 9:47.427 in his race-prepped Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), also known as The Race to the Clouds, is an annual invitational automobile and motorcycle hill climb to the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain in Colorado, USA.

Founded in 1916 by Spencer Penrose, The Broadmoor PPIHC takes place on a 12.42-mile public toll-road boasting 156 turns, while competitors climb 4,720 ft. from the Start Line at Mile 7 marker on the Pikes Peak Highway to the 14,115 ft. finish at the mountain’s summit.  

As the drivers climb toward the summit, the thin air robs internal combustion engines of up to 30% of the power they are capable of at the start of the race, giving turbocharged vehicles a distinct advantage.

Tim Coltey

Marketing Specialist, Garrett® Performance Products - Honeywell Transportation Systems