Follow the Fuel Freedom Foundation-sponsored, methanol-fueled Dallenbach racecars in this summer’s 90th Annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb near Colorado Springs as they race to the clouds on August 12th.
Like the Dallenbach racecars, many of the nearly 200 vehicles competing in this 12.42-mile course, which starts at above 9,000 feet and finishes at the 14,000+ foot summit of Pike’s Peak, are powered by high-performance, cleaner burning alternative fuels like methanol and electricity. In fact, methanol has been a preferred fuel for Indy, CART and drag racing circuits in the U.S. for decades thanks to its increased thermal efficiency and increased power output resulting from its higher octane rating (as compared to gasoline).
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The Fuel Freedom cars are a 1,307 bhb Banks TurboCharged SB1 Chevy – driven by Paul Dallenback, a long-time stunt car driver and six-time winner of the Pike’s Peak Open Wheel Division and three-time Overall winner who’s on a quest to break the current alternative fuel record for the race and a 780 hp PVA 3 – driven by rookie racer Wyatt Dallenback, who is making his debut with his uncle Paul at Pike’s Peak in the Open Wheel Division.