KICKER – New partnership

Boulder, Colorado- As the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is quickly approaching, Fingers Crossed Racing is “kicking” their 2012 program into gear! The Fingers Crossed Racing team is pleased to announce a partnership with Kicker® for the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.\

Fingers Crossed Racing was founded in 2011, and was started by two young drivers, Savannah Rickli and Valentin Ivanitski, as an attempt to join their 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb efforts.  In the six months since Fingers Crossed Racing came to be, the team has developed into something bigger than ever imagined. Fingers Crossed racing now serves as an opportunity to involve passionate people into the motorsports world. In 2012, the team will launch their inaugural year of their internship program, providing opportunities for their intern to see the front line of professional motorsports.

In many ways, the Kicker story is very similar to the story of Fingers Crossed Racing. Kicker began as a two-man operation, hand-building professional speaker systems in a narrow one-car garage. With a vision greater than himself, Steve Irby used his passion for music to drive him as he developed the Original Kicker® in his northern Oklahoma community. Since 1973, Kicker has grown to become one of the most recognized names in car audio.

The 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will be held on July 8th.  Savannah Rickli will be driving a Fingers Crossed Racing built 1991 Audi Coupe quattro up the 12.42 track to the summit of Pikes Peak. Her teammate, Valentin Ivanitski will be driving his 2001 Audi A4 to the summit. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is America’s second oldest motorsports race. The event challenges drivers up a 12.42 mile road and over 156 turns to an elevation of 14,115 feet.

Look for the Fingers Crossed Racing team and Kicker to be at the annual Fan Fest event that will be help on July 6th in downtown Colorado Springs. This famous event allows fans to interact with all of their favorite drivers and their cars in a downtown festival that celebrates the spirit of Pikes Peak.