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Challenger Racing

Challenger Racing is located at the base of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs and has competed in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb over 4 decades. Starting in 1972, Randy Schranz has competed in the Race to the Clouds a world record 37 times. That first year, he was victorious in the Production 4x4 Division and took home 1st place again in 1973. Over the years Randy has numerous top 10, top 5 and top 3 finishes in the Super Stock Car Division in which his son Layne now competes. Randy has multiple wins in the Exhibition Division and most recently won the Pikes Peak Open Division in 2011, where he also set the propane power World Record on Pikes Peak. Randy’s son Layne was a mechanic early on in Challenger Racing and then added value by attracting sponsors for Randy. In 1997 Randy stepped aside and allowed Layne to take over the wheel in the prestigious Super Stock Car Division where he won Rookie of the Year. Challenger Racing currently fields 2 Cars on Pikes Peak with Randy in is World Record holding, propane powered Shelby Cobra and Layne in the Super Stock Car. Challenger Racing and the Schranz family are synonymous with the Pikes Peak Hill Climb and the Colorado racing community. The team operates with the highest level of excellence and considers it a great privilege to represent its sponsors.

Challenger Racing

Owner: Randy Schranz

Driver: Layne Schranz

Car Chief: Bobby Allen

Chassis Specialist: Mike Taylor

Engineer: Jeff Olson

Engine Specialist: David Glaser

                Mike Richardson
                Larry Helzer
                Kevin Lucas
                Don Troyer
                Jared Thornton
                Cory Allen
                Doug Smith

Videographers: Kyle Bush and Tim Dumais