Motor Trend – Randy Pobst Takes on Pikes Peak with PPR Nissan GTR – Video
Randy Pobst takes on the amazing and scary Pikes Peak Hillclimb in a Nissan GT-R racecar. Packing nearly 700 horsepower, a full rollcage and racing sticky tires, this race prepped NissanGT-R was designed and built for the sole purpose of conquering the peak. With mechanical issues surfacing mere weeks away from the race, will Randy and the team be able to sort out the Nissan GT-R in time, or will they have to go back to the drawing board and start all over again?
From the past PPR Press Release:
“PPR was established in August 2014 with one goal in mind, to be the best of the best.” said owner Rob Brooks. “As an enthusiast of modern day performance machines (both consumer and business owner), PPR is founded on core racing principles with staff that work and participate in a wide array of racing events.” “Bringing Randy Pobst to drive for us in the PPIHC shows a new competitor has emerged and we are hell bent on winning.”
Pobst will be driving PPR’s Nissan GTR in the Time Attack 2 Class where cars are mostly stock but allowed to make safety, suspension and braking modifications. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join Pikes Peak Racing and Rob Brooks to return to the PPIHC for a third time” said Pobst. “This world-renowned event inspires my competitive urges to their ‘peak’ and I know Rob and his PPR team will put forth a first-class effort.”
Randy continues to be fascinated with open-road racing like the PPIHC. “Here the challenge is you, the car, the road. You leave the line at three-minute intervals. No other cars to worry about, no others to punt you off, nor to gauge your performance against. It’s much more raw than a racetrack, which seems so sanitized in comparison,” he said.