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Racing News: Pikes Peak Int'l Hill Climb Partners With USAC

By SEMA Editors

The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), brought to you by Gran Turismo, has announced a partnership with the United States Auto Club (USAC) as Pikes Peak moves into its second century of auto racing.

USAC had previously served as the sanctioning body for PPIHC for nearly 25 years from 1956 to the early '80s.

Paul 'Ziggy' Harcus Honored With Robin Miller Award

Longtime IndyCar crewmember Paul "Ziggy" Harcus of AndrettiZiggy Harcus Autosport was awarded this year's Robin Miller Award. He was honored during a ceremony as part of the Miller Lite Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

"Ziggy, you are an institution. You've mentored so many people in our sport for so many years," said Mark Miles, Penske Entertainment CEO. 

Harcus is the first Robin Miller Award winner that is not a media member. The award honors an "unheralded individual who has devoted a significant portion of their life to IndyCar racing while bringing unbridled passion and unrelenting work ethic to enrich the sport."

The late motorsports journalist Miller received the inaugural award in 2019, followed by TV and radio sports announcer Bob Jenkins in 2021. Two IndyCar race team communications managers received the award last year: Judi Kouba of Chevrolet and the late T.E. McHale of Honda.

Porsche, Deluxe Corporation Expand Female Driver Development Program

Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) has announced Deluxe Corporation has expanded the Porsche Deluxe female driver development program with two more drivers, Chloe Chambers and Madeline Stewart.

Chambers and Stewart are the recipients of the program's scholarship, which includes a full-season entry with Sabré Cook in the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama. Additionally, they each receive one set of Yokohama race tires each event weekend, as well as direct access to PMNA competition advisor and Porsche Junior Program North America driving coach Patrick Long.

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