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Racer Beccy Gordon To Tackle Pikes Peak In An Electric Mitsubishi


U.S.-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV

U.S.-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV

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If Beccy Gordon’s last name sounds familiar, it should. Brother Robby Gordon is an accomplished racer, having driven in series ranging from IndyCar though NASCAR and even the SCORE off-road series. Father “Baja Bob” Gordon was an off-road racing legend, and sister Robyn was the first woman to score an overall win in the Baja 1000.

In short, racing is in her blood, and Beccy Gordon herself has considerable experience competing in the Baja 1000. That’s when she’s not busy with other activities, which include being a spokesperson for NASCAR, posing as a swimsuit model or acting as a pit lane reporter.

For this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Beccy Gordon will pilot a mostly stock Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car up the nearly 12.5 mile long course. The elevation change of 4,700 feet will likely tax the car’s capabilities (and range), especially since Gordon will have the throttle matted for much of the run.

A press release says that Gordon will challenge Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima in the electric division, but that’s more than a little wildly optimistic. Tajima, a nine time winner of the event, will be driving a purpose-built electric race car with no concessions made to anything but performance.
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Prototype for 2012 Pikes Peak Int'l Hill Climb

Mitsubishi i-MiEV Prototype for 2012 Pikes Peak Int'l Hill Climb

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Gordon’s Mitsubishi i-MiEV is one of two expected to compete in this year’s 90th running of the event, scheduled for July 8. The second (and heavily modified) i-MiEV will be piloted by veteran driver Hiroshi Masuoka, who won the Dakar Rally back-to-back in 2002 and 2003.
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