Friday, July 17, 2009

The Tension Mounts For Breaking The 10 Minute Barrier

Even with all the other competitors having what appears to be major hurdles to overcome breaking the 10 minute record won't be an easy task for defending champion Nobihuro 'Monster" Tajima. Not only is the pressure on but he;s attempting it in a brand bew model car as well.

Third unlimited car breaks down at Hill Climb


Marcus Gronholm of Finland had just finished the third and final practice run Friday when his 2010 Ford Fiesta suddenly overheated and stalled near George's Corner on the Pikes Peak highway.

"We'll find out what happened," Gronholm said. 'It just started to overheat. Everything was fine beforehand."

The breakdown leaves only defending champion Nobihuro 'Monster" Tajima with all nine practice runs headed into the 87th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Sunday. Teammate Andreas Eriksson of Sweden was sidelined with unfinished body work remaining for his Fiesta, which he rolled in practice Thursday.

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