Pikes Peak 2013 Diary: Mitsubishi’s Greg Tracy talks stunts, bikes and the Baja 1000

Pikes Peak 2013 Diary: Mitsubishi’s Greg Tracy talks stunts, bikes and the Baja 1000


Interviewer: Welcome sports fans. This is
the Broadmoor Hotel; rather splendid. This was built by the same guy who
founded the Pikes Peak many hundreds of years ago. With me,
this right here, Greg Tracy. Greg’s driving one of the Mitsubishis
this year, one of the EVs. He is a 6-time winner here on the
mountain on a bike, switching to cars. He’s got all sorts of wonderful
things on his CV. One of them, actually, tell us about this,
Greg: An X Games double loop. Just quickly tell us about that. Greg: Hot Wheels Loop; it was last year’s
X Games. It’s actually 1 year ago tomorrow that we broke the world record for
world’s tallest loop; nearly 70 feet high. No wires, nothing
holding the car. You either made it or you died. Those were
the options. Interviewer: Did you did you have to beat
Ken Block to get that or is it . . . Greg: Actually, Tanner Foust and I were the
ones that raced into it. I beat him off line because I jumped the start intentionally
so I could be in the front of him through there. That
was a pretty amazing thing to be a part of. Interviewer: We got 10 questions here for
you. We’re going to see how quickly you can batter through them. Greg: Let’s go for it. Interviewer: Here we go. First up, how’s the
car? Greg: Car’s fantastic. Interviewer: Can it get quicker? Greg: Probably. Interviewer: Can you beat Tajima? Greg: Yes. Interviewer: Can you beat Loeb? Greg: Yes. Interviewer: How does Pikes Peak compare to
the Baja 1000? Is it more fun here? Greg: It’s shorter and you can walk when you’re
finished, as opposed to Baja where you can’t walk and your arms don’t
work anymore for a couple of weeks. I couldn’t pick up my beer
for almost 2 weeks. Interviewer: Would you rather drive up or
ride up? Greg: I would rather drive up at this point. Interviewer: Gravel or tarmac? Greg: Tarmac. Interviewer: Millen or Tajima? Greg: Millen. Interviewer: If you could ride here or the
other Isle of Man TT, which would it be? Greg: That’s a toss-up. I’d have to think
about that. Interviewer: Come back to us. Will an EV ever
win this thing? Greg: Yes, for sure. Interviewer: That’s not bad. That must have
been about a minute. That was a pretty fast game. Greg: Good. Interviewer: Thank you very much, Greg. Greg: Appreciate it.