Pikes Peak is rightly considered one of the most challenging hill climbs in the world - partly because the slightest mistake on its narrow roads can result in a serious accident.
Unfortunately for Bobby Regester that's exactly what happened to him this weekend. Somewhere along the course he clearly pushed a little too hard in his Pontiac Sunfire, and the subsequent spin was enough to take him off the side of the mountain.
Luckily for Regester, who has plenty of experience on the 14,000-foot mountain and is a previous winner of the event, there was nothing substantial to hit and he walked away from the incident.
The holy grail for competitors on the long-running rally hillclimb has been to break the 10-minute barrier and this year that was smashed.
Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima, who set a time of 10 minutes, one second in 2007, finally achieved his aim when he reached the peak of the Colorado mountain in 9:51.278 in a 910hp Suzuki SWX4 over a mix of tarmac and gravel roads.