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Canepa, Kenworth Break Record At Pikes Peak

Veteran driver Bruce Canepa of Santa Cruz, Calif., and the Kenworth Truck race team set a record at the 80th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb...

August 01, 2002

Kenworth T2000/CFI
Bruce Canepa drove the Kenworth T2000/CFI Peak Performer up Pikes Peak in 13 minutes 57.8 seconds.

Veteran driver Bruce Canepa of Santa Cruz, Calif., and the Kenworth Truck race team set a record at the 80th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Canepa piloted the Kenworth T2000/CFI Peak Performer over the 12.42-mile course, which includes 156 twisting turns and climbs 4,700 feet in elevation, in 13 minutes 57.8 seconds. He surpassed his own Big Rig - Highway Division standard for tandem-axle trucks of 13 minutes 59.6 seconds set last year.

During the record run, Canepa and the KW hit speeds of 90 mph six times while racing up an average grade of 7 percent from the starting line to the Pikes Peak summit at 14,110 feet.

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