Pikes Peak is one of the most grueling races in the world. Thousands of feet above sea level, teams are put to the test in conditions most road cars can’t even drive on yet try to race on. This year nearly 200 cars came out to take on the 12.42-mile 156-turn mountain high course. Zenkai Motorsports and Stephan Verdier were just one of the teams taking a stab at this. With everything dialed in and running perfectly, Verdier set the fastest time during practice day. And when it was time to race, Verdier kept the same speed. At half point they were on schedule to set a new course record. But at about two thirds of the way to the top, at 100 mph a tire gave out in a turn sending the car right into the guardrail. We want to take a minute to notice Verdier, Zenkai, and their whole team for a great effort at Pikes Peak. The mountain is a monster.