Jun 10, 2012 8:06 PM by Jordan Mason
Colorado Springs, June 10----------With advance tickets going at a record pace, organizers of the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb are expecting what may be a record crowd for the July 8 race, and urging fans to buy their tickets in advance and take advantage of a new round-trip bus ticket to avoid congestion at the toll gate on Race Day.
"Last year, we sold almost 1,000 general admission tickets on Race Day, and the toll gate opens at 4:00 a.m.," said PPIHC Chairman Tom Osborne. "We want to give fans the best chance to ensure a place on the course by getting their tickets in advance and avoiding long lines at the toll gate."
General Admission tickets are priced at $40.00, a ten-dollar savings on those tickets if purchased now. (Race Day ($50.00), as well as the Family Four-Pack of general admission tickets ($135.00) or $160.00 on Race Day. VIP tickets are sold out already.
Advance tickets are available now at: www.ppihc.com
Round-trip bus tickets with a General Admission ticket are priced at $55.00 in advance only.
The bus transportation begins at the Colorado Springs World Arena parking lot starting at 6:10 a.m., with a return after the race to the same location.
Fans who have already purchased their tickets can still buy a round-trip bus seat on-line for just $20.00. The buses will take fans to the Crystal Reservoir site, just below the start line, and pick them up afterward at the same location beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Race Fans Invited To Free Tech Inspection Day at PPIR On Tuesday, July 3
A new feature this year for fans is the Tuesday, July 3, Tech Inspection Day at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, south of Colorado Springs on I-25.
It's free to race fans, and a unique chance to meet the drivers and racers of all 206 race teams, get autographs and enjoy a true hands-on experience.
The program, which runs from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at PPIHR includes:
· Beer Garden and local food vendors
· Official PPIHC merchandise on sale
· See the official Pace Car on the track
· Bondurant High Performance Driving Racing School Hot Laps Exhibitions
· Scion Drifting exhibitions
· Autographs and photos with drivers and racers
· A chance to meet the drivers and racers on the infield