We’re happy to announce that Dai Yoshihara and Evasive Motorsports finished the race with a time of 11:06.205, placing 2nd in the Exhibition class at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2022! We were also the fastest EV of the weekend with our Tesla Model 3, while placing 9th overall out of 71 finishing competitors.
It was a treacherous race day as extremely cold and wet conditions hampered everyone on competition day. Prior, the week had been dry and moderately warm, providing great conditions to allow us to qualify 4th. Nonetheless, being our eighth year at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, we had to be prepared for any condition the mountain would bring. Yokohama provided us A005 racing slicks but also supplied A006 tires for wet conditions.
As Dai drove up the 14,115 ft. summit, he tackled “the most challenging driving conditions in [his] racing career.” Along with rain, fog covered almost the entire mountain, limiting drivers’ visibility. This even caused several drivers to go off course and crash. Dai’s extensive experience as Formula Drift driver and growing up on the Touge of Japan played a crucial role in his ability to feel the road and dynamically adjust to ever changing conditions.
We can’t wait until the next time we return to the mountain!
EVASIVE MOTORSPORTS 2018 TESLA MODEL 3 DUAL MOTOR PERFORMANCE
|POWER:||450hp; 471 lb-ft of torque (factory spec)|
|COOLING:||CSF radiator and oil cooler; nitrous dioxide sprayer kit; custom hood vent and rear inlet ducts; EVS Tuning dual chiller; ENEOS Prototype EV Fluids|
|SUSPENSION & CHASSIS:||KW Competition 3-way coilovers (revalved and new spring rates for 2022): SPL Suspension spherical links; Evasive Motorsports spherical joints and custom front sway bar; MPP front upper A-arms and rear lower arms; Quaife ATB limited-slip rear differential in modified frame; air jack lift system|
|BRAKES:||Brembo Pista racing front brake kit, custom Brembo GTS rear brakes; CSG Racing brake pads; Evasive Motorsports electronic E-brake system|
|WHEELS & TIRES:||18×11-inch Titan 7 T-P5 prototype forged wheels with Evasive Motorsports rear aero covers; 280/680-18 Yokohama ADVAN A005 slicks (dry) and A006 tires (wet)|
|EXTERIOR:||Artisan Spirits widebody fenders plus carbon fiber aero kit; Evasive Motorsports custom honeycomb carbon splitter, rear diffuser, carbon fiber doors, carbon fiber roof, carbon fiber rear windshield, carbon fiber trunk lid and carbon fiber front air ducts; EVS Tuning front bumper, carbon fiber vented hood and headlight covers; Voltex dry carbon Type 13 1800mm GT rear wing; Lexan windows|
|INTERIOR:||Evasive Motorsports FIA-spec rollcage, carbon fiber dashboard; MoTeC C127 dash display and datalogger; Sparco carbon/Kevlar QRT-K racing bucket seat, six-point harnesses and steering wheel|
Thank you to our sponsors: Turn14, ENEOS, Yokohama Tire, KW Suspension, Titan 7, Artisan Spirits, CSF, Voltex, Sparco