After a record-setting year at the Colorado Springs Airport in 2017, Revvolution.com, Shift-S3ctor and the Colorado Springs Sports Corp are excited to announce the 2018 Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack is returning for its fifth year.
Mark your calendars for June 16–17 and don’t miss the half-mile side-by-side trap speed competition that features the fastest stock and modified street cars in the world!
After building on the success of the new layout in 2017, considerable improvements have been made for both participants and spectators alike. Organizers listened to the valuable feedback, and the VIP experience has been significantly improved by doubling the size as well as improving available amenities.
The event will also host a one-of-a-kind static aviation display featuring fully restored and functional vintage aircraft. New participant pricing has also been implemented to attract more record-setting monsters and those fresh-off-the-showroom-floor works of art. Spectators can expect 25 percent more Pro and Pro Am cars to compete.
“The Colorado Springs Airport is thrilled to serve as the venue for the 5th annual Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack,” said Greg Phillips, Director of Aviation for the Colorado Springs Airport. “We look forward to this event, and invite the Colorado Springs Community to come out to the airport to enjoy this unique experience and witness history being made.”
In 2017, more than 7,000 spectators, 50 media outlets and 60 sponsors gathered at the Colorado Springs Airport. Catching the event remotely, 1.5 million viewers tuned into the live broadcast as 260 die-hard competitors left it all on the tarmac, making Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack the largest event of its kind in the world. Who will claim the title of King of Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack with a new half-mile world record?
As we’ve learned in previous years, records will continue to be broken, engines blown and egos tarnished over the two-day half-mile side-by-side trap speed competition. At 6,500 ft above sea level, a car’s efficiency to make power diminishes, but this didn’t stop cars from establishing new world records in excess of 255 mph.
For a limited time, participants will be able to take advantage of the new pricing structure. Each tier is limited to 25 cars. Tier one through four offers a percentage off the registration cost for both Pro and Pro Am. Additional details are available at www.PikesPeakAirstripAttack.com
Tier 1 – 25 Cars @ 50% off
Tier 2 – 25 Cars @ 30% off
Tier 3 – 25 Cars @ 20% off
Tier 4 – 25 Cars @ 10% off
For the Pro class, registration is $275 for a single day, $500 for both days. For 2018, the Pro Am class is back 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.
In conjunction with notable Colorado Springs Airport tenants and users, a static aviation display has been added to the event featuring fully restored and functional vintage aircraft—more details soon!
The Airstrip Attack team is also hosting a Friday Night Celebration at The Antlers Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs. There will be a live DJ and the event is free and open to the public. Enjoy a preview of some of the unique cars that will compete on Saturday and Sunday and, while you’re at it, be sure to check out the Antlers’ new lounge and their plethora of beer—60 taps, ready to pour!
The Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack team is excited to announce The Antlers as the official host hotel. The iconic hotel offers spectacular views of Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains. This year, the event is bringing everyone into a central location where they can be part of a true Airstrip Attack experience. Located in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, you’re minutes away from bars and restaurants along Tejon St.
Additional details available on Accommodations.
The team is expecting 2018 to be even bigger. Last year, Jeffrey J. Hart directed the Revvolution.com production that broadcasted the entire event live on Facebook to our partners 1320Video, Street FX Motorsports & Graphics, Revvolution and Shift-S3ctor’s pages, and reached over 1.5 million live viewers and over 10 million reached!
More details to come!
In 2017, Lucas English piloted the Extreme Turbo Systems 2013 Nissan GTR down the tarmac at 255.54 mph, setting the all time standing half-mile top-speed world record, as well as a new world record for the Nissan GTR Platform.
Myles Kerr of English Racing explains what the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack means to his team, and as a competitor. “Ever since we went to the very first Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack in 2014, we have been addicted. There’s nothing cooler than going 200+ mph down a runway with one of the most famous mountains in the automotive world as a backdrop. The scenery is amazing, and the community is welcoming. Let’s not forget about the tarmac either, it’s the best hooking ½ mile runway we have ever been on. Team English Racing is coming in full force with at least four 200+ mph cars this year!”
Another record was set by Maude Bouladier with OB Prestige Auto. Maude and her 2015 Pink Lamborghini Huracan, aka “Sexy,” set the record for fastest woman in the standing mile, hitting 210.67 mph!
The records didn’t stop there, Morris Malone set a new Corvette record in his 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, hitting 220.80 mph in the standing half-mile. The Subaru WRX record was also beat by Andy Hartbough and Zack Morgan of PRE Racing in their 2005 Subaru WRX STi, hitting 184.58 mph.
Last, but not least, is Myles Kerr of English Racing. Myles finally achieved his personal goal of breaking the 200 mph barrier in his 1994 Acura Integra by posting a top speed of 201.07 mph, which is also a new front-wheel-drive and Acura Integra record!
#123 Lucas English, 2013 Nissan GTR (255.54 mph)
#369 Haig Kanadjian, 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo SL (Blue) (236.97 mph)
#333 Olivier Benloulou, 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo SL (Red) (228.54 mph)
#64 Morris Malone, 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (220.80 mph)
#696 Olivier Benloulou, 2015 Lamborghini Huracan (Pink) (214.79 mph)
#134 Ryan Carruthers, 2013 Nissan GTR (203.25 mph)
#124 Myles Kerr, 1994 Acura Integra (201.07 mph)
#3 Joseph Kennedy, 2015 Nissan GTR (194.97 mph)
#133 Steve Tasca, 2009 Nissan GTR (193.63 mph)
#38 Justin Summers, 2013 Nissan GTR (190.68 mph)
Notable Breakdown by Make
Quantity – Make/Model
41 – Chevrolet
20 – Ford
18 – Nissan
18 – Lamborghini
18 – Dodge
9 – Porsche
9 – Cadillac
7 – BMW
7 – Mercedes-Benz
3 – Audi
Notable Breakdown by Model
Quantity – Make/Model
26 – Chevrolet Corvette
14 – Nissan GT-R
18 – Ford Mustang (multi-variations)
5 – Lamborghini Gallardo
13 – Chevrolet Camaro
9 – Cadillac CTS-V
5 – Porsche 911 (multi-variations)
9 – Dodge Viper
7 – Dodge Hellcat (multi-variations)
4 – Lamborghini Huracan
4 – BMW M3
6 – Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
3 – Toyota Supra
Notable Participating Exotics
4 S Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
The Antlers Hotel has set aside some room blocks available to spectators and participants at a discounted price of $169 per night.
Reserve your room today by calling the hotel directly at 719-955-5600 or toll free at 866-299-4602.
You can also reserve your room by clicking this LINK.
General Admission and VIP tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 30, 2018 and are available on the Ticketing Page.
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 $10 for a single day and children under 3 are free.
VIP Tickets include GA, access to the covered VIP area with premium viewing, VIP parking, catered continental breakfast and lunch, and free beer courtesy of Budweiser. VIP Pre-Sale Tickets are $75 for each day.