12 Jan 2016 Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack Returns to Colorado Springs!
OB Prestige Auto Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack returning to Colorado Springs Airport for the 3rd year, and it’s bigger than ever!
Two days of high-octane high-speed auto racing at the Colorado Springs Airport brings out hundreds of the fastest, most powerful cars and exotics in the world
BIGGER, STRONGER, LOUDER, FASTER. 6,500 feet above sea level, two days, two runways and speeds exceeding 225 mph. Records will be broken, engines will be blown, idols will be immortalized and international fame will be achieved. This is how thousands of spectators, hundreds of drivers and dozens of sponsors and media outlets will describe what takes place at the 2016 OB Prestige Auto Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack at the Colorado Springs Airport. Once again, this event will go down in history as the largest event of its kind in the world.
For the third year running, Revvolution.com, Shift-S3ctor and the Colorado Springs Sports Corp are proud to announce the 2016 Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack Presented by OB Prestige Auto at the Colorado Springs Airport. In conjunction with the prestigious 100th Anniversary of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Brought to you by Gran Turismo, Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack will kick off Pikes Peak Speedweek with dates set for Saturday and Sunday, June 18 & 19, 2016.
“We’ve had so much success being part of Pikes Peak Speedweek. Not only has the city of Colorado Springs and the airport embraced the event, but so has the Colorado community and businesses,” says Revvolution.com owner Ryan Randels. “Looking to increase exposure to the event and supporters, we decided to move Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack to the Saturday and Sunday preceding Speedweek. Saturday has always been huge. We hope to take advantage of that level of enthusiasm for both days.”
Airstrip Attack is a half-mile side-by-side roll race and trap speed competition featuring a selection of the fastest stock and modified street cars from across the world. In 2015, PPAA saw a 70% increase in spectator attendance from 3,250 in 2014 to 5,500 in 2015. Two hundred twenty drivers made the most participated event to date, with more than 20 sponsors and 35 media outlets supporting the event. Based purely on spectator numbers alone, PPAA was recognized as the largest half-mile event of its kind in history.
In 2016, more than seven thousand automotive and speed enthusiasts are expected to be in attendance as the industry’s top performance outfits, manufacturers, personalities and lifestyle organizations come together to participate, exhibit and support the event.
OB Prestige Auto has signed on as the official title sponsor for the entire 2016 Airstrip Attack season.
“The 2016 season is already slated to be the biggest year for Airstrip Attack yet. With the immense support from our title sponsor OB Prestige Auto, we’re making huge advancements in the event’s infrastructure so we can provide the best experience for all those involved.” says Shift-S3ctor co-founder Jason Huang. “We’re excited to show everybody what we have in store for 2016. Our newly announced schedule is just part of the big picture.”
Recently announced, the 2016 Airstrip Attack season schedule:
- Exotic Airstrip Attack, February 27-28, Coalinga, CA
- California Airstrip Attack, April 23-24, Coalinga, CA
- Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack, June 18-19, Colorado Springs, CO
- Oregon Airstrip Attack, August, McMinnville, OR
- California Airstrip Attack, October 22-23, Coalinga, CA
Pikes Peak is projected to be the largest attended and most widely publicized event of 2016.
“Without the help of our amazing sponsors, top-tier participants and die-hard fans, these events would never have grown to the level they’re at now,” says Shift-S3ctor co-founder Ryan Fisher. “We started these events as pure enthusiasts, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to bring them to the next level.”
This is an event not to be missed!
GENERAL ADMISSION AND VIP TICKET SALES DATES
General admission and VIP tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 and are available at PIkesPeakAirstripAttack.com
General Admission Pre-Sale Tickets are $20 for a single day, or a special rate of $30 for both days of the experience. Children (12 and under) are 50% off and children under three are free.
VIP Tickets include GA admission, access to the covered VIP area with premium viewing, VIP parking, catered continental breakfast and lunch and free beer courtesy of Bristol Brewery. VIP Pre-Sale Tickets are $65 for each day.
PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION DATES
Participant registration will be available starting March 28th, 2016 on PikesPeakAirstripAttack.com
For the Pro class, registration is $275 for a single day, $500 for both days. Returning for 2016 is the Pro/am class with registration at $195 for a single day or $350 for both days. Details on the race structure differences between Pro and Pro/am can be found under the registration section on the website.
For 2016 we are making a conscious effort to build the fan experience to new levels for Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack! For sponsorship and vendor inquiries, please contact Ryan Randels at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jason Huang at email@example.com.
ABOUT PIKES PEAK SPEEDWEEK
Pikes Peak Speeweek, June 18-26, is Colorado’s premier motorsports event featuring nine days of events and activities for motorsports enthusiasts of all ages.
Speedweek begins on June 18-19 with the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack, a high octane, high speed, high-speed half mile racing event at the Colorado Springs Airport that brings hundreds of the fastest, most powerful cars and exotics in the world.
Monday, June 20, is the start of PPIHC Race Week with tech inspection at the World Arena followed by practice and qualifying on Pikes Peak June 21-24. Friday, June 24, marks the return of the biggest party of the week, PPIHC FanFest, where top competitors, exhibitors and personalities celebrate with fellow enthusiasts.
Saturday, June 25 in Woodland Park, CO, The Rocky Mountain Super Enduro matches motorcycle racers in wit and speed in a hybrid motorcycle competition where racers maneuver off-road motorcycles over a course pockmarked with logs, earth-mover tires, boulders, rocks and water crossings.
Speedweek culminates on Sunday, June 26, with the 100th Anniversary & 94th Running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Brought to you by Gran Turismo. Watch and experience the world’s top drivers attempt to tame America’s Mountain. Competitors in cars, motorcycles and variations of each will attempt to conquer the course’s 12.42 miles, 156 turns and the elements in pursuit of the overall record of 8:13.878.
“No matter what your automotive passions are rooted in, Speedweek brings together some of the country’s most unique automotive experiences and delivers a world-class event mix that every enthusiast and speed freak can enjoy.” says Randels.