Competitor Info


What: ½ Mile Side by Side Trap Speed Competition.
When: June 22-23, 2019. Gates open at 7AM. Mandatory drivers meeting at 8:00AM.
Where: Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 Milton E Proby Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80916

NOTE – If you wish to compete for a trophy, you must register as a Trophy Competitor.

The Breakdown

Vehicles will start from a stop and trap speed will be clocked at the 1/2 mile point on the runway. Drivers will receive speeds at the end of each run.

Saturday & Sunday’s formats are identical. Vehicles choosing not to run in the trophy and prize competition can run openly throughout each day, running side-by-side with another vehicle or solo for trap speed. Those registered for the trophy competition will run in a shootout style competition. Trophies will be awarded at the end of each day for each competition class. Vehicles registered for the trophy competition are also free to run openly, but must make passes during the formatted competition times to qualify for each stage.


AWD Unlimited: Four Wheel Drivetrain

2WD Unlimited: Front Wheel or Rear Wheel Drivetrain

6-Speed Unlimited: Manual transmissions and clutch, no sequential transmissions

German Car Shootout: Any German vehicle with factory german-based powerplant, no modification restrictions.

Exotic: $150k+ MSRP vehicle, bolt on modifications or less. No aftermarket forced induction. Upgraded impellers permitted so long as factory-sized turbocharger housings.

Naturally Aspirated: No Power Adders (Turbo/Supercharger/Nitrous/Electric)

Sedan (4 Doors): Four Doors Required


Vehicles can register for the trophy competition or open runs. Registration type and class must be selected at the time of online registration.


All drivers registered in the trophy competition will be competing in a race shootout on the respective registered day(s).

  • Stage 1: Drivers may do as many passes as possible from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM.  At 1:00 PM the top four (4) qualifying vehicles in each class will be announced.
  • Stage 2: The top four (4) qualifying vehicles in each class may do as many passes as possible between 1:00 PM-3:00 PM. A minimum of one pass must be made between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to qualify for the next round.  At 3:00 PM the top two (2) qualifying vehicles will be announced.
  • Final: The top two (2) vehicles will report to grid at 4:00 PM for the final run. The final run of each day will determine 1st and 2nd place for each class. Both vehicles will line up and will go at the same time, with the fastest trap speed taking 1st place. There will be no reruns and fastest trap speed of this run will take 1st place and the other vehicle will take 2nd place for the respective day and class.
  • Both 1st and 2nd place drivers are required to be physically present at the trophy ceremony to collect their trophy once racing ends each day.
  • Trap speeds for each stage and the finals will only apply to that specific round. Trap speeds from previous stages or run outside of the time frame, will not count for later stages.
  • If a registered vehicle does not qualify for Round 2 or Final Round, it can still make open runs until racing ends each day, but will not qualify for a trophy.
  • Cars must register to compete online or on site before the first race of the day. (Competition entry must be selected at time of registration)
  • Trap speeds for the race shootout will only apply to that day. Trap speeds set in runs on Saturday will not count for Sunday’s race shootout.
  • Drivers may only enter one class at a time. A driver cannot register a vehicle in multiple classes per day.
  • Any competitor may request for race officials to inspect any competitor car to check the validity of the vehicle and the class entered at any time before trophies have been presented, whichever occurs first. Requests after this time will not be accommodated.
  • Drivers may change classes between Saturday and Sunday.  (For example, a Mitsubishi Evo can race in the Sedan class on Saturday and decide to race in AWD on Sunday as long as these changes are in place before the first race occurs on Sunday morning).



This event is open to the public, however, participants must register their spot during Competitor Registration, and spectators must purchase tickets online. The event is open to all types of cars and all horsepower levels. Each registered driver may bring 2 guests/crew free of charge. All others must purchase spectator tickets here on our website. (Spectators will have the same general access as drivers and guests/crew). We are only selling a limited number of spectator tickets per day in order to meet our capacity requirements. If you are not a registered driver, a guest/crew of a registered driver, or have secured a spectator ticket, YOU WILL NOT BE LET IN THE GATE.


  • Each Participant receives 2 free Crew Member General Admission Tickets
  • Crew Member Tickets are General Admission
  • Crew Member GA Tickets are good for the days which the Participant is registered (eg if participant is registered for Saturday, Crew tickets are only good for Saturday)
  • Participants can upgrade to the VIP Experience during the registration process
  • If you need to upgrade your participant ticket to VIP and you’ve already registered, you must email with your request before the event. Note: VIP tickets will sell out!
  • If you would like to upgrade your Crew Member tickets to VIP, you must email with your request before the event. Note: VIP tickets will sell out!
  • VIP tickets will not be available at the gate! (We cannot stress this enough)
  • All participants will receive their Participant and Crew tickets digitally at the email you used during sign-up one week prior to the event



Participants will be able to take advantage of the new pricing structure for Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack Competitor Registrations. 

New for this year, we’re giving 2018 competitors priority for pre-registration. If you pre-registered in 2018, you will be sent a unique code granting you early access to the registration pre-sale. Note that only competitors who PRE-REGISTERED will be allowed to purchase pre-sale registrations. Any violations of this will result in the registration being cancelled.

Here’s how it works: The first 100 cars to register  will get their registrations at a discounted rate. The first 20 cars will get their registration at a 40% discount (called Tier 1). The next 20 will get their registration at a 30% discount (called Tier 2). The next 20 will be 20% (called Tier 3), and then the remaining 20 will be at a 10% discount (Tier 4). All remaining registrations out will be sold at full price. The discount schedule is noted below.

Additional Details

  • When a Tier sells out completely, the next Tier will open up automatically
  • Each competitor is only allowed to redeem a single discounted registration, additional registrations will be at full price
  • Discounted Registrations are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you do not complete your registration in the allotted time-frame (including payment), your spot in line will be released (just like a concert ticket)
  • Trophy-class registrations ($30 per day) are not discounted
  • Discounted Registrations are Non-transferable and Non-refundable
  • The Discounted Registration program ends when all Tiers are sold out or on May 1st, 2019, whichever comes first, at which time full registration pricing goes into effect

Pricing Schedule for 2019 PPAA

Tier 1 – 20 Cars @ 40% off
Tier 2 – 20 Cars @ 30% off
Tier 3 – 20 Cars @ 20% off
Tier 4 – 20 Cars @ 10% off
Tier 5 – Remaining Registrations @ Full Price


Competitor Registration Opens Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 1:00 PM MST



  1. There is only a Pro Runway for 2019
  2. Pro Runway will have timing equipment.
Date Details Price
June 22 & 23, 2019 Driver registration for both days $500
June 22, 2019 Driver registration for Saturday only $270
June 23, 2019 Driver registration for Sunday only $270
Trophy Class Competitor $30 per day


*Each driver registration includes a free T-shirt

NOTE: General driver registrations will not be entered into Trophy competitions unless elected.

To be entered into a Trophy Competition for either day is an additional $30 per day and must be elected at time of registration. 


Rain Policy:

The event will proceed rain or shine and will run based on the safety of conditions.

Refund Policy:

There will be NO REFUNDS issued.

Mechanical malfunctions or catastrophic failure will not allow for refunds either.

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