NEW FOR 2024 IS THE ASCEND NIGHT BATTLE, WHERE TWO GROUPS COMPETE FOR A SEPARATE PAYOUT OF $10,000!

ONCE THE INITIAL GTA COMPETITION HAS CONCLUDED, THIS UNIQUE SESSION WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, JULY 6TH FOR A TOTAL OF 90 MINUTES.

THE FIRST GROUP WILL CONSIST OF THE TOP TWELVE FASTEST DRIVERS OVERALL WHEREAS THE SECOND GROUP WILL CONSIST OF THE TOP THREE DRIVERS REMAINING FROM THE FIRST ROUP IN THE ENTHUSIAST, STREE, LIMITED, AND UNLIMITED CLASSES.

EACH GROUP WILL COMPETE FOR $5,000.

THE TIME ATTACK PRACTICE SESSION WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY, JULY 4TH. DRIVERS WILL COMPETE IN A TOTAL OF SIX SESSIONS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A PORTION OF THE $50,000 IN CASH PRIZES.

THE CLASSES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS: UNLIMITED, LIMITED, STREET, ENTHUSIAST, MAX EFFORT, AND GT-X. EACH CLASS WILL BE AWARDED A FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD PLACE. PARTICIPANTS WILL ALSO HAVE A SHOT AT BREAKING THE PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY TRACK RECORD FOR $10,000. THE CURRENT TRACK RECORD IS 53.097.

THE ASCEND NIGHT BATTLE WILL BE HELD AFTER THE FINAL SESSION ON SATURDAY, JULY 6TH FOR A TOTAL OF 90 MINUTES. MORE DETAILS ON THIS PORTION OF THE EVENT WILL BE RELEASED SOON. PARTICIPANTS WILL COMPETE FOR A SEPARATE PAYOUT OF $10,000 IN CASH PRIZES.

DRIFTING AT THE ASCEND MUSIC AND MOTORSPORTS FESTIVAL WILL INCLUDE BOTH DAY AND NIGHT SESSIONS, WITH THE FIRST SESSION TAKING PLACE ON THURSDAY, JULY 4TH. DRIVERS WILL HAVE JUST OVER 20 HOURS OF SEAT TIME THROUGHOUT THE EVENT WEEKEND. 

THE DRIFT LAYOUT WILL BE CONSIDERED AN OPEN DRIFT STYLE COURSE THAT IS OPEN TO ALL DRIVERS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS. ON SATURDAY NIGHT, DRIVERS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ONCE AGAIN DRIVE DURING THE FIREWORK SHOW

THE PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY DRAG STRIP WILL BE OPEN THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL WEEKEND. PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE OVER 18 HOURS OF TRACK TIME AVAILABLE, WITH THE FIRST SESSION ON THURSDAY, JULY 4TH. 

PPIR’S DRAG STRIP IS 1/8TH OF A MILE AND IS OPEN TO DRIVERS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS. THE SURFACE IS NOT PREPPED. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER WITH A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE. HELMETS ARE NOT REQUIRED, UNLESS THE DRIVER IS FASTER THAN 7 SECONDS. PASSENGERS 12 YEARS AND OLDER ARE ALLOWED, THOUGH NO PASSENGERS ARE ALLOWED IN THE BACK SEAT. 

PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY’S NEWEST ADDITION, “THE RING”, WILL BE OPEN FOR BURNOUTS TO ALL DRIVERS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS DURING THE ASCEND MUSIC AND MOTORSPORTS FESTIVAL WEEKEND. PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE JUST OVER 18 HOURS OF AVAILABLE TRACK TIME TO UTILIZE THIS NEW COMPONENT. 

ALL DRIVERS MUST BE AT LEAST 16 YEARS OR OLDER WITH A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE TO PARTICIPATE. HELMETS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BURNOUT PIT. PASSENGERS ARE ENCOURAGED.