In 2013, Rhys Millen entered the prestigious Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race in Unlimited Class using a one-off, tube frame race car. While the time he posted was his personal best and, the second fastest lap time in the race’s history, it was still significantly slower than Sebastien Loeb’s record setting run set that same year. In 2014, Millen did not drive up the mountain.
For this year however, it appears Mr. Mad Skills will be making yet another appearance at Pikes Peak. Hinted at today via the racing star’s social media pages, Millen tweeted and posted that he “might be doing Pikes Peak this year.” While the news isn’t overly official, the announcement does bring a sense of excitement for fans of the driver. It’s been two years since we last saw him pilot his insane, prototype-like hill climb car up Pikes Peak and the possibilities of a car built for beating Loeb’s still standing record of 8:13.878 are exciting. Millen’s last time up the mountain resulted in a 9:02.192 meaning that even with long preparation time, he still has his work cut out for him.