Professional SCORE International off-road series race-winning driver, Beccy Gordon, will hammer up the terrifying Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on July 8 in an 100% electric Mitsubishi i race car.
Beccy comes from a racing family, her brother Robby had a distinguished career in Indy and NASCAR; her sister Robyn was the first woman to score an overall win in the Baja 1000;her father Bob was a longtime off-road racer and great-grandfather Huntley was an Indy car driver in the early 1900s. Beccy's husband, Ryan Hunter-Reay, drives for Andretti Autosport in the IZOD IndyCar Series.
She said "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.
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV Prototype race car features an enhanced Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle (MiEV) electric motor, lithium-ion battery pack and braking system. Engineers and researchers from Mitsubishi Motors and numerous EV component and systems suppliers will be on hand to record and analyze all the data gathered.