The Driver: Dan Novembre
A race enthusiest all his life, Dan Novembre has been chasing his dreams ever since his older brother first introduced him to the classic racing simulator games "Indycar Racing" and F1's "World Circuit." Little did he know that the countless hours of gaming was training his reflexes to become a competitor in one of the most iconic races of our time, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Shortly after moving the Colorado Springs in 1993, Dan attended his first PPIHC in person and fell in love from the beginning. No other event allows the local grassroots racer to compete on the same playing field as the multi-million dollar factory efforts. It's this discovery that enabled Dan to realize his dream of becoming a Race Car driver.
Terry Cooper, Brett Rice, Patrick Bernard
Best and hardest working crew on Pikes Peak, hands down! Just a Bunch of Friends (JBOF) joined forces in with Novembre Racing in 2019 and the results speak for themselves! We quickly broke though our platue and into the 9s on Pikes Peak thanks to the sharp eye and tutelage of the crew. We can't thank them enough for the dedication and resilience that they prove time and time again!
The Support Crew:
Kiddos - Moses, Haley, Rhys, Annie, and the newest addition, Luke!
Best to hear in the words of our driver Dan Novembre -
"Nothing is possible without the love and support of my family. This 'hobby' is truly a family effort and I owe so much to be able to follow my dreams. I love you so much and you are the best part of my life."
Fabrication and Tuning - Mofab LLC
The reason for the speed of the Novembre Racer is attributed to the dedicated, attention-to-detail, fun-going Mofab crew (Scotty, Adam, Nick). You guys are amazing!
The Asphalt Car: 2016 Novembre Pikes Peak Special
Engine: Nissan 350z, VQ35DE, Twin-Turbo
Turbos: Garret GT25-550, .63 A/R
ECU: AEM Infinity 710
Transmission: Weddle Gen3 S5 Sequential 5-speed
Wheels: Weld Racing RTS Series, 18" Rear, 15" Front
Tires: Hoosier Racing, A7's
Weight: 1850 lbs.
Power: 800hp, 550 ft*lbs torque
Tuned by: Mofab LLC in Parker, CO
The Dirt Car: 2017 Novembre Wells Coyote
Engine: Nissan 350z, VQ35DE, Naturally Aspirated
ECU: AEM Series 2
Transmission: Mendeola MD4E 4-speed
Wheels: Composite 15" Rear, American Racing 15" Front
Tires: Hoosier Racing, Specials
Weight: 1650 lbs.
Power: 275hp, 250 ft*lbs torque
Tuned by: Mofab LLC in Parker, CO
The Race: Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) is a long-standing tradition in Colorado Springs and the second oldest motor sports event in the United States. Fan Fest, with participation of 35,000+ spectators, will kick off the celebration on the Friday evening prior to the event.
The race is run on a 12.42 mile (19.99 kilometer) course that begins at 9,390 feet (2,862.07 meters) above sea-level and finishes at the 14,115 foot (4,302.25 meters) Summit of spectacular; Pikes Peak – Americas Mountain. As the drivers climb toward the Summit, the thin air slows reflexes and saps muscle strength in addition to robbing internal combustion engines of up to 30% of the power they were capable
of at the Start Line. Competitors and vehicles must be in top shape and condition simply to finish, let alone win. This year’s race features five divisions and seven classes of motorcycles/quads, and four divisions and eight classes of cars/trucks challenging the fully paved Pikes Peak Highway.
The Race Series: Colorado Hill Climb Association
The Colorado Hill Climb Association (CHCA) was founded in 1971 to pomote "hill climb" racing in Colorado and surounding states. The club's first race was held in Las Alamos, NM. The CHCA was to be an off shoot of the famed Pikes Peak Hill Climb and a place for racers to test their cars, hone their skills and have a great time more than one race a year. Many of the original members were (and some still are) active throughout the past 39yrs throughout various race venues in the Pikes Peak region and beyond. The CHCA, while promoting the great sport of Automobile racing works hard with local community members, business, the Forest Service and law enforcement agencies throughout the state to host safe, competitive, and entertaining activities for racers and fans alike.
Clifton Hill Climb
The Clifton Hill Climb is back! Come drive, spectate, and enjoy the hospitality of the beautiful town of Clifton, AZ. The event is a timed race up a 1.9 mile course consisting of 22 turns and 586 feet of elevation gain, set in scenic eastern AZ.
Mt. Washington Hill Climb
Join us for the 2020 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb for the most exciting race of the year, as 75 cars tackle the 7.6 mile Mt. Washington Auto Road, in this historic and thrilling race! With plenty of action from start to finish, on the steep, curvy and picturesque Mt. Washington Auto Road, spectators of this race will enjoy thrilling race action AND breathtaking views of the White Mountains and beyond!