Competitor Info


What: ½ Mile Side by Side Trap Speed Competition.
When: June 16th & 17th, 2018. 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.

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

– Open runs + Trap Speed Trophy Competition

On Saturday, there will be open runs throughout the entirety of the day; run whoever you want. At the end of the day on Saturday, we will be having a Trap Speed Competition. This is only for those that elect to compete for the trophy competition (this must be selected at the time of online registration). At 4PM, the top two Trap Speeds of the day in each class will receive  1st and 2nd place trophies. (For tech inspection and qualifying requirements, see below).

Trap Speed Competition Classes:

AWD Unlimited – AWD Drivetrain
2WD Unlimited – FWD or RWD Drivetrain
Exotic – $150k + MSRP, bolt on modifications or less. No aftermarket forced induction. Upgraded impellers permitted so long as factory-sized housings.

BMW / AMG – must retain BMW/AMG powerplant
Naturally Aspirated – No forced induction or power adders (turbocharger, supercharger, nitrous, electric, etc.)
Sedan – Four doors required, wagons permitted
6-Speed (Manual) – Must have manual transmission and clutch, no sequential transmissions

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

– Open runs + Trap Speed Competition

On Sunday, the format will be identical to that of Saturday; open runs all day, with a Trap Speed competition at the end of the day.

Classes will be identical to Saturday.


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



New for 2018, participants will be able to take advantage of the new pricing structure for Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack Competitor Registrations. 

Here’s how it works: The first 100 cars to register (100 cars for Pro and 100 cars for Pro-am) will get their registrations at a discounted rate. For both Pro and Pro-am, the first 25 cars will get their registration at a 50% discount (called Tier 1). The next 25 will get their registration at a 30% discount (called Tier 2). The next 25 will be 20% (called Tier 3), and then the remaining 25 will be at a 10% discount (Tier 4). All remaining registrations out will be sold at full price. The discount schedule is noted below.

This structure applies independently to BOTH Pro and Pro-am. 

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, 2018, whichever comes first, at which time full registration pricing goes into effect

Pricing Schedule for 2018 PPAA

Tier 1 – 25 Cars @ 50% off
Tier 2 – 25 Cars @ 30% off
Tier 3 – 25 Cars @ 20% off
Tier 4 – 25 Cars @ 10% off
Tier 5 – Remaining Registrations @ Full Price


Competitor Registration Opens Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at 1:00 PM MST



  1. Pro Drivers have access to BOTH Pro and Pro/Am Runways
  2. Pro Runway will have timing equipment. Pro/am Runway will NOT have timing equipment.
June 16 & 17, 2018Driver registration for both days$500
June 16, 2018Driver registration for Saturday only$270
June 17, 2018Driver registration for Sunday only$270
Trophy Class Competitor$30 per day




  1. Pro/am Drivers have access to ONLY Pro/Am Runway
  2. Pro/am Runway will NOT have timing equipment.
June 16 & 17, 2018Driver registration for both days$350
June 16, 2018Driver registration for Saturday only$195
June 17, 2018Driver registration for Sunday only$195
Trophy Class CompetitorNO TROPHY CLASS FOR PRO/AM


*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. 


Standard Drivers:

  • It is mandatory to bring a helmet (Snell 2005+)
  • Each participant is required to completely fill out and sign a waiver/self tech form
  • All vehicles attempting to go over 180MPH are required to do 2 solo passes at 180MPH, observed by tech staff, to ensure safety and stability. Only after will they be approved to go 180+mph.
  • All vehicles that run over 190MPH require a mounted fire extinguisher, 4-point roll cage, and fire suit/jacket.
  • We recommend additional safety equipment FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS including but not limited to: Roll bar or full cage, fire suit and clothing/gloves, fire suppression system, hans or similar type of restraint for neck protection, arm restraints or window net
  • You are responsible for ensuring the safety and capabilities of your car at this event
  • All convertibles require roll over protection: either factory or an aftermarket roll bar

Trophy Competitors:

Cars must meet individual tech inspection to insure their safety for the competition. There are also qualifying requirements.



It is required that all cars aiming to trap over 180+ go through our own independent tech inspection in addition to filling out your self tech form. This will occur on grid either before your first run or before your second run.

To be licensed to go 180+mph, each driver must do two solo passes (one in each lane) between 170mph and 180 mph. This is to ensure that you can do a safe pass at that speed as observed by our staff. Once we see you have accomplished two safe passes, we will issue you a wristband licensing you to go over 180+mph.

Qualifying for a license on Saturday will be good for both days of the event.
Licenses issued in our records to drivers at any previous Shift-S3ctor events will carry over. You do not need to go through licensing again if you already did at the last event, your car will still need to pass tech inspection. At our discretion, we may issue provisional licenses for certain individuals we have seen at past events accomplish these requirements already.

If you exceed 180MPH with a car that has not been through our tech inspection and/or you are not licensed to go over 180MPH, you will be restricted to sub 180MPH. If you continue to go beyond that, you will be removed from the event without refund.


  • Cars exceeding 190 still must meet the 180+ licensing and tech requirements set forth above.
  • Additionally, cars exceeding 190 MPH require a mounted fire extinguisher, 4-point roll cage, and fire suit/jacket.
  • Again, we highly suggest additional safety gear such as a HANS Device, full race suit, fire suppression system, and full cage.


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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