Nine minutes, fifty-one point two-seven-eight seconds. That’s the time it took Japanese driver Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima to complete his Pike’s Peak run last Sunday, besting his own record of 10:01.408 by better than ten seconds. If you were wondering what it would feel like to be strapped to the roof of his car as he ran the course, wonder no more, since GoPro has roof cam footage of the epic event.
Many consider the 2011 event to be the last “real” Pike’s Peak Hill Climb, as the road to the summit will be entirely paved by next year’s event. Is it likely that Monster Tajima’s record will fall when the course is a solid ribbon of asphalt? Probably, but I’d lay odds on Monster himself setting the fast time next year. Check out his run, in its entirety, in the video below.