ADVAN® tires power tiremaker to second consecutive overall championship – third in last four years – and five division wins in the 101st running of ‘Race to the Clouds’
SANTA ANA, CA – Both Yokohama Tire and Robin Shute continued their supremacy at the 101st Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Shute helped the tiremaker claim its second straight overall title (and third in the last four years), piloting his 2018 Wolf GB08 TSC-FS fitted with specially produced Yokohama ADVAN® tires – made with increased usage of sustainable materials – to a winning time of 8:40.080 in the Unlimited division. As they did last year, Yokohama drivers dominated, tallying five division wins, 10 podium finishes and five of the top 10 overall finishers in the 12.42.-mile legendary “Race to the Clouds” at Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Along with Shute, Yokohama’s other first-place winners on ADVANS included:
David Donohue: He repeated as Time Attack 1 division champ, driving his 2019 Porsche GT2 RS Clubsport (on A005™/A006s tires) to a division record time of 9:18.053.
Codie Vahsholtz: He was also a repeat winner and broke a division record, taking the Open Wheel division in his 2013 Ford Open (A005/A006™ tires) in 9:19.192.
Tanner Foust: The veteran racer captured the Exhibition division in his 700 horsepower Radford Racing Pikes Peak Special Edition Type 62-2 (on A005/A006s tires) in 9:37.326.
Hayden Bradley: The rookie won the Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy By Yokohama division in his 2020 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport (on A052s) in 10:48.387.
Placing second for Yokohama were:
Randy Pobst: Exhibition division, Unplugged Performance 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid, 9:54.901.
Nuno Caetano (Pikes Peak rookie), Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama class, 2020 Porsche Cayman Clubsport, 10:50.741.
“It was another dominating day on the mountain and we couldn’t ask for more,” said Drew Dayton, Yokohama’s senior product planning manager, consumer tires. “Last year was a tough act to follow but Robin was once again invincible and Tanner, Codie and David all came through. Hats off to them, their crews and all our drivers who showed what our ADVAN tires can do in challenging conditions.”
“We are very happy to continue our winning streak on the mountain, now with our fourth King of the Mountain title on our belt,” Shute said after earning his third straight overall title. “We battled with slick conditions on an incredibly dusty track, yet the Yokohama A005 Super Formula tires were able to orchestrate a record-setting pace before some other issues slowed our run. We look forward to showing what this car and tire package can really do next year!”
For more details on the Pikes Peak race, visit https://ppihc.org/.
Along with the Porsche Pikes Peak Trophy by Yokohama, Yokohama’s extensive list of 2023 North American-based motorsports activities – both on- and off-road – includes the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama, Global Time Attack and Super Lap Battle USA, Nitrocross, NASA, SCORE, King of the Hammers, Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000, Crandon International Raceway sponsorship, 24 Hours of Lemons, Ultra4 National Series, Brenthel Industries partnership, Yokohama Tire Jeepspeed Race Series, TrophyLite Series and the Championship Off-Road Series partnership.
About Yokohama Tire Corporation
Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology, innovation, sustainable manufacturing and environmentally conscious products. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, and commercial truck and bus. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com and www.yokohamatruck.com.
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