Jeremy Foley and his co-driver crashed at this years Pike Peak Hill Climb in the exact same spot that Bobby Regester crashed last year. Checked out both videos, unfortunately Jeremy Foley was not as lucky as Regester and you can tell the crash is more intense. Both Jeremy and his co-driver have been taking to the hospital with serious injuries. Roll cages are a life saver.
The 2011 Pikes Peak Hill Climb was extraordinary, per usual. From that event, let’s highlight an amazing record setting performance, in the 2WD division, put forth by Jeff Zwart in a street-legal Porsche 911 GT2 RS. That’s right, Germany’s premier performance and luxury brand isn’t afraid to get a little dirty. Apparently, Porsche’s new campaign which promotes their versatility also transcends to the racing scene as well. The Porsche did not seem out of place on the rugged and varying terrain at Pikes Peak.
Jeff Zwart’s run in the 911 GT2 RS was completed in 11:07.869, which is an all-time Pikes Peak, street legal, production car record. Pretty impressive, but not quite impressive enough to best a Hyundai Genesis. Despite the record performance, the Porsche fell second to the class-winning Hyundai. Sounds crazy, right? There are a couple things you should know first. One, the Hyundai Genesis was highly modified, which is how the Porsche was able to set the record while only finishing in second. Second and most important, is the fact that the Genesis was driven by legendary driver, Rod Millen. With that said, there’s no shame in finishing second behind a Hyundai.
Follow through for video highlights of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS at the 2011 Pikes Peak Hill Climb.