Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Race Central team up

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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb officials have reached an agreement with Race Central for promotion and news across the motorsport media giant’s television, radio and web-based outlets.

The coverage will not only boost awareness and attendance at the nation’s second biggest racing event, but will broaden an already growing international audience for American auto racing, said Sports Corp. consultant Mike Moran.  Following the 2007 race, Nobuhiro Tajima performance drew almost 100,000 hits on YouTube alone.

About 200,000 local fans turn out to watch the race annually.

Race Central TV will air rebroadcasts of the 2009 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb during June, a show featured on Altitude Sports & Entertainment, and produce various interviews for Race Central Radio with drivers and racers entered in the 2010 event on June 27.

Race Central TV, Race Central Radio and Race Central Webcasts are the productions of Motorsports Media Group, Inc.

A selling point for PPIHC is that Race Central TV reaches tens of millions of American homes, which in turn, enables its sponsors and partners to reach a definite target audience, Moran said.

Race Central Radio can be heard every Friday Night from 6-8 p.m. MST on Colorado’s Sporting News Radio affiliate, Mile High Sport Radio AM 1510, part of the Altitude Sports Radio Network and can be heard around the world via the World Wide Web by going to www.racecentralmedia.com and clicking the “listen live” link.

4 Responses to Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Race Central team up

  1. …………. it’s weird seeing an image of the Hill Climb, with tire rubber & painted center lines on asphalt. It’s a whole different race these days.

    Like it'll matter .....
    May 24, 2010 at 12:35 pm

  2. “200,000 Fans turn out to watch the race … ” NO WAY! If they get 20,000 they’d be lucky! Someone please proof the article or at least hold the hyperbole to a minimum. Mike Moran never met an overinflated statistic he didn’t like!!

    RJF
    May 24, 2010 at 3:18 pm

  3. RJF – don’t blame Mike for that statistic. You’re right. Actual bodies on Pikes Peak are closer to 5,000, but overall race viewers were estimated at 200,000 in 2007 and 2008 – based on a variety of media and Web broadcast statistics. Thanks for the chance to clarify.

    Becky Hurley
    May 24, 2010 at 3:28 pm

  4. The only reason the hill climb gets anywhere near 5,000 people to the dumbest race in the world is the City Council. They buy several thousand tickets every year (spending our money.) Council gives the tickets away in the Police and Fire Departments. It is the single largest pollution event on the mountain each year. But it’s an important event, at least to families in Albuquerque.

    FactFinder
    May 24, 2010 at 8:34 pm