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JUL 10, 2024 | By Marcus Cervantes

Formidable Fords Power Up Pikes Peak In 102nd Running Of Historic Hill Climb

Mustang GT4 on Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

PIKES PEAK, CO. – Heading to America’s Mountain for the second year in a row as a manufacturer, Ford Performance electrified Pikes Peak Hill Climb fans with a 1600-horsepower Electric Vehicle Demonstrator, the F-150 Lightning SuperTruck. The truck, with driver Romain Dumas, was crowned King of the Mountain, and set a record time in qualifying for the Pikes Peak Open Class.SuperTruck on mountain road

While Ford’s competition efforts were focused on the success of SuperTruck, there were many other competitors sporting a Blue Oval on their hillclimb machines at the 102nd running of the event.SuperTruck returning to pits

Jimmy Ford could be found at wide-open-throttle in his orange 2017 Ford Mustang, which he drove to a second-in-class finish. Ford is a PPIHC repeat driver and has been the pilot of several Ford vehicles to climb the mountain.Jimmy Ford's Mustang in the pits

Chris Becker participated in the inaugural GT4 Trophy by Yokohama with a 2024 Mustang GT4, supported by Ian Lacy Racing. Becker arrived with a striking black-and-gold livery that couldn’t be missed. The sounds of the Colorado native’s stallion was music to the ears, taking off from the start line of the hill climb.Mustang GT4 on the mountain

The name Vahsholtz and Pikes Peak go together like rubber and pavement. Codie Vahsholtz made his 14th appearance on the mountain this year with his 2013 Ford Open. He earned his way into the “Fast 15” by setting a qualifying time of 3:53.022 and securing P1 in the Open Wheel division.Codie Vahshotlz heading to the starting line

Also making his 14th appearance at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was Kash Singh and his 2017 Ford Mustang. Vehicle issues just before race week caused Singh to quickly get an engine swapped over. Thankfully a few members of the Ford dealer network were able to step in and locate a long block in time for the race. His race this year was also dedicated to his number one supporter, his father, Harbans Singh, who recently passed.Kash Singh Mustang

Running in his ninth year on the mountain was major Ford Enthusiast Dan Aweida driving a 2012 Boss 302. Dan’s effort is a family affair, competing with his son with a race up the hill. While running two entirely different vehicles, the two Aweidas finished their runs with only four-tenths of a second within each other; talk about a close one! We’re also big fans of Dan’s license plate “LIKEA” (. . . if you know, you know)!Dan AweidaFor nearly every year that the Pikes Peak International Hill climb has run, there have been some form of Ford product strutting its prowess on the mountain, and we don’t see that slowing down anytime soon. If you missed out on this year’s action, you can catch SuperTruck’s climb here or the full event replay here.SuperTruck at fanfestMustang GT4 in the Yokohama pitsBoss 302 at the starting lineMustang GT4 at the starting lineMustang GT4 returning from top of moutainMustang GT of Kash SinghSuperTruck crossing finish line

FORD PERFORMANCE PHOTOS / COURTESY LARRY CHEN PHOTO and MARCUS CERVANTES