Friday Video: Monster Tajima Sets Pikes Peak Record

By John Beltz Snyder

July 01, 2011

Last weekend was the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Before, nobody had ever completed the 12.42-mile run in under ten minutes. That ended on Sunday, when Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima smashed his own world record, finishing in 9:51.278, all while dodging spectators, drifting through the dirt, and coming perilously close to driving off the mountain.

It’s an impressive feat, but it’s even more impressive to watch. Here, we can go along for the ride with Monster Tajima via a camera mounted to the roof of his Suzuki SX4.