Formula Cross Demos Continue At Pikes Peak

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While Rhys Millen was busy conquering this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the California-based Rhys Millen Racing team had another priority as well: demonstrating the initial Formula Cross prototype for fans and prospective competitors.

Internationally renowned stunt driver Greg Tracy, a six-time Pikes Peak class winner in various motorcycle classes, was among those to wheel the Yamaha-based 450YFC model in private testing before the event. Tracy’s son Lane, as well as fellow PPIHC competitor Layne Schranz, took turns in the new vehicle.

The test session was somewhat of a good luck charm for everyone involved. Millen set an all-time record in climbing up the mountain with a time of 9:46.164, while Tracy finished fourth overall with a time of 9:58.262 while competing in the 1205 (motorcycle) class. Schranz also took the victory in the Super Stock Car class, taking the victory over 15-time class winner Clint Vahsholtz by 15.580 seconds.

Formula Cross continues to take pre-orders for the 450YFC model. The kit price is $7,500, with a $2,500 deposit and installation services available. Specifications and ordering information are available on the Formula Cross website.

– Chris Leone



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