Saturday, August 20, 2011

Kiwi Rhys Millen Launches Double-Edged Family Assault on Pikes Peak Hill Climb With Hyundai

(PRWEB) June 08, 2011
Hyundai, Red Bull and Rhys Millen Racing will attempt to set multiple world records at this year?s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in June using production engine blocks from their new cars.

Rhys Millen will compete in the unlimited class with the Hyundai-powered RMR PM580 purpose-built tube-framed race car, while Rhys? father, Rod Millen, will compete in the 2WD production class with the Hyundai Genesis Coupe race car. Both race cars use production engine blocks, heads, valve train from the Hyundai-developed Lambda V6 engine family as core building blocks for their phenomenal race-worthy performance and durability.

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second oldest motorsports race in America, second only to the Indianapolis 500, and a long-standing tradition in Colorado Springs. First run in 1916, this year marks the 89th running of the thrilling ?Race to the Clouds.? The race is run on a course with 156 turns that begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the oxygen-starved 14,110-foot summit of Pikes Peak.

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