VIDEO: Rhys Millen Gears up for the 2011 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
Rhys Millen returns to the 89th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb to complete the job he set out last year: shattering the record in the “Unlimited” class. Although the current record still stands at 10:01.408, Rhys hopes that modifications and upgrades to the Red Bull-sponsored Hyundai Genesis RMR PM580, along with new tarmac portions of the course, will allow him to to claim victory at this year’s race and finally break the 10-minute barrier.
While Rhys Millen attempts to break the overall course record, his father will compete in the Time Attack 2WD class in an updated version of the Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe that Rhys set a class record in two years ago. With five overall race wins and eight class wins under his belt, Rod Millen is considered Pikes Peak royalty by many. With a history of successes at that race, both competitors hope to break records in their respective classes and further cement the Millen family name in the lore and history of Pikes Peak.