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Jun 25, 2013 10:20 PM by Jordan Mason

No stock car class for 2013 Hill Climb

There's a big change at this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. For the first time since 1956, there's no super stock car class.

The stock car division actually began in 1927, but it's been at the Hill Climb for 57 straight years.

According to the Hill Climb rule book, if a class does not have six or more drivers, race organizers can eliminate that division. In recent years, there just haven't been enough entries in the stock car class. That means drivers like Clint Vahsholtz, who's a 16-time super stock car champ, are changing things up.

"It's kind of unfortunate," said Vahsholtz. "It's been a strong class. A lot of competitors have gone through it. But you have to move with times. We decided January to build an open wheel car."

Practice continues through Friday. The 91st annual Race to the Clouds is Sunday.

 

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