For those of you following Brianne Corn‘s racing campaign up the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), I will have to say we are just a little bit disappointed. Mother Nature did her best to skew the racing conditions, but navigator Jeremy Rowland says it best:
You play the hand you’re dealt and Brianne stepped up to the task. Pikes Peak is a fickle lady and this year she was with Rhys Millen who won not only our class but the race overall. Horrific crash by some friends of ours (both ok) caused a 90 minute delay while we were at the start line and left us racing in freezing rain. Even a cautious “Sunday drive” gave us the 2nd fastest wet lap and 5th in class. As the announcer said, “separating the women from the boys.”
Our time was 12:01, 5 seconds slower than last year’s time in ideal conditions (with 2 miles of gravel and a slower car).
Did I mention the windshield was completely fogged over from Devil’s Playground up? You guys will get a kick out of the in-car video when it’s up in a couple days.
Congrats to Brianne for taking 5th in very wet conditions (for her runs) and for winning Queen of the Mountain at Pikes Peak 2012.
Another Facebook poster (Joe Franciamone) said, I think, what we all feel about Brianne’s results:
I know there must be some disappointment on the weather being such a picky $#&%, but the commentators were really giving some huge praise when you came around (16 mile I believe) using perfect timing on braking/throttle/turbo spool (all were mentioned), and then compared how the next drivers were not going in or exiting the turns nearly as fast or clean. Great job you guys!
The video of Brianne Corn Racing’s run up to the clouds, complete with rain, & more., will be forthcoming. I will post it in the next blog entry (or so)… So, in lieu of that video, here’s a great interview of Brianne at Pikes Peak in 2009 – lot’s of great insight & inspiration on her part here!
Here’s a video teaser of Brianne drive-bys , thru Gilly’s Corner, to whet your appetite!
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