Tuesday, July 21, 2009
From The Desk Of Doug Mockett
My very brave rally navigator Angelica Fuentes (in blue suit) at 14,000’ getting a good shot of Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima in his twin turbo 1000hp 4wd Suzuki trying to break the magic 10 minute mark in last Sunday’s Pikes Peak Hill Climb. He did not do it, going “only” 10:15 for the 12 ½ mile, part dirt, part asphalt 156 turn and 4800’ elevation gain course. Fuentes and Mockett finished in 14:16, 12 seconds better than ’08, but good enough only for second place in Vintage Division.
“You just wait ‘til next year” is what Mockett, Fuentes and Tajima all said, one in English, one in Spanish, and one in Japanese.