Off-road star Beccy Gordon will drive a Mitsubishi i-MiEV in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Ms Gordon formed All-American Girl Racing in 2006 and became part of the only all-female team to compete in the Baja 1000.

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, also known as The Race to the Clouds, is a grueling uphill race that’s been assaulting the summit of Colorado’s most famous mountain since 1916. This year, the spotlight will be on EVs, as a number of international stars will be driving in the Electric Auto Division, including Nobuhiro Tajima, the race’s all-time champion with nine wins in the Unlimited class.

The latest entrant to the field is Beccy Gordon, who will be driving a 2012 Mitsubishi Motors i-MiEV. Ms Gordon formed All-American Girl Racing in 2006 and became part of the only all-female team to compete in the Baja 1000. Ms Gordon’s family has racing in its blood – her great-grandfather Huntley was an Indy car driver in the early 1900s, her brother Robby Gordon is an Indy and NASCAR star, her sister Robyn was the first woman to win the Baja 1000, and her husband, Ryan Hunter-Reay, currently drives in the IZOD IndyCar Series.

"I'm really looking forward to driving the Mitsubishi i in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb competition this year," said Ms Gordon. "I am very excited to be part of this challenge and also to drive a 100% electric-powered car since this type of vehicle will likely play a major role in both our daily transportation and motorsports in the future."

This year’s Race to the Clouds will take place on July 8.

 

Images: Mitsubishi & The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation