Driving fast, turning accurately, and pushing the limits like a high-wire act with no net—welcome to Spectre's 341 Challenge. This is the Nurburgring of Nevada.
The fastest cars and bravest drivers in North America are heading back to Virginia City, Nevada, for the second running of the Spectre 341 Challenge - a hill climb road race on one of the most thrilling mountain roads in the world (nicknamed the Nurburgring of Nevada). After a stellar turnout at the inaugural event that included world-famous drivers and high-profile coverage, the 2011 event promises to be even better, with a variety of fast cars and fun new activities. The race, set amidst the old-west mining town of Virginia City, Nevada, is held on a mountain road closed to the public for the event and is open to all street legal high-performance vehicles, and is set for June 17-19, 2011.
The Speed by Spectre 341 Challenge is a rare opportunity to drive flat-out on one of the most challenging and aggressive stretches of mountain road in the country, without the worry of oncoming traffic or law enforcement. The paved course is 5.2 miles long with 22+ turns, a 1,216-foot rise in elevation, steep drop offs and no guardrails! Vehicles must be street-legal and registered. Tires must be DOT legal. Event highlights will include a track talk, warm up laps, class qualifying, a car show and parade through the iconic old-west style mining town, two days of racing and a banquet for all participants. The road will be closed for racing in coordination with local agencies, and once again competitors will have a chance to be inducted into the exclusive “3:41 Club” if they can crack the three-minute, forty-one second barrier.
“This is one of the only events in the world where a driver can show up with a street car and truly test the vehicle and themselves in a real-world environment,” says Spectre Performance founder Amir Rosenbaum. “This is more than a race – it’s a life-changing adventure. We work with FM3 Marketing to present a professional, well-organized, fun weekend at a cool old-west town where the entire family can show up, hang out with other car nuts and have a great time. The 2011 Spectre 341 Challenge will feature even more racing and family activities.”
The original Virginia City Hill Climb was founded in 1972 and run through 2002. Rosenbaum holds the all time record for the event, running the course in three minutes, ten seconds in a Ferrari F40. Six new members were inducted into the 3:41 Club in 2010. Interested competitors can submit an entry form for the 2011 event at www.spectre341challenge.com