Pike's Peak is an amazing event, strad.. ( 'Only in America!' - As the saying rightly goes)..
& so it was no surprise to see legendary US F1 Champion Mario Andretti's name on the winners honour board there too..
Pike's Peak was a dirt track when M.A. won it back in `69.. but since he was a multiple US dirt-track Champ..
(& sole driver to win the F1 Championship/Indy 500/Daytona 500, along with many Sebring sports car victories)..
Pike's Peak has another US technical 'claim-to-fame' - being - 'bout a century ago, the site of US turbocharger research,
& of course, the electric & turbo ICE vehicles.. still carry an inherent advantage over N/A machines there..
"Well, we knocked the bastard off!"
Ed Hilary on being 1st to top Mt Everest,
(& 1st to do a surface traverse across Antarctica,
in good Kiwi style - riding a Massey Ferguson farm
tractor - with a few extemporised mod's to hack the task).