Buena Vista resident rally racer Andy Kingsley climbed Pikes Peak in his Porsche 911 in 7 minutes, 45.614 seconds to place seventh in his class and 25th overall in the 99th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

The June 27 race featured 55 competitors in six classes.

“The changes that were made to the car did make an improvement even with my driving mistake at Gilly’s corner,” Kingsley said.

“The car was still 10 seconds faster providing comfort in speed. Unfortunately it was not the 30 seconds that could have been achieved. I know what this Porsche platform is capable of and it is amazing,” he said. “Can’t wait for next year. I will come back stronger and faster than ever.”

Race fans can meet the Kingsley Motorsport team and see the modified Porsche 911 Twin Turbo at the Mountain Mania Car Show at the Buena Vista Heritage Museum on East Main Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 10.

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