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The CSF / Tyspeed BMW M2 takes on Pikes Peak! – Part 2

Practice & Race Day - Keeping Cool Under Pressure

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Practice

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is held on a public roadway, so for drivers to get any kind of course practice in, they had to do it between the hours of 5:30am and 8:30am for four days when the road is temporarily closed. Racing at 5:30am means waking up at 2am every morning and prepping the race car so its ready to rip right as the public roads are cleared. This also makes it difficult to dial in the cars with dewy asphalt and colder temperatures compared to race day where drivers begin to climb the hill mid day. 

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The CSF / Tyspeed BMW M2 takes on Pikes Peak! – Part 1

2 years of development to take on the most challenging race in N. America

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) is the second oldest motor race in the United States behind only the Indianapolis 500 with the first race in 1916. It holds an immense honor behind its name, being one of the most challenging hill climbs in the world, and it goes almost year after year, taking the lives of some of the most elite racers. It takes place every summer in the mountains of Colorado, as drivers and riders race for the fastest times going up 12.5 miles, 156 turns and speeding over ridge crests to make it to the summit of Pikes Peak where the finish line awaits. The 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race-day was set for June 30th and featured the CSF F87 M2 Club Racer V.2 from BMW R&D partner Tyspeed, piloted by none other than Tyler Pappas.

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Motovicity Distribution’s 2nd Annual Never Lift Half-Mile

CSF claims the fastest German car in the West

The time of the year has come, the last weekend of April 2019. The hot spring sun steams up the farm land of Coalinga California, hosting Motovicity Distribution’s 2nd annual Never Lift Half-Mile race ran by Shift S3ctor. Held at he Municipal Airport of Coalinga, providing 2,640 feet of clean, paved airstrip runway for drivers to go side by side and put it all on the line in a half-mile race for the highest trap speed. Each competing driver had a chance to win a piece of the $38,500 in total prize money over the entire weekend. This event attracted quite a number of cars “flying” over 200+ MPH to earn bragging rights and some dough. CSF continued to be a supporting vendor and sponsor of the event as Motovicity Distribution is one of CSF’s largest distributor’s. With supporting previous events through the years, CSF is glad the relationship can help grow these types of grass-roots motorsports by not only attending as a vendor, but by bringing three cars to compete. As the race weekend approached, the CSF gang packed the sun block, locked & loaded the racecars in the trailers and joined in on the fun.

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