Acura Podiums at 100th Running of Pikes Peak Hill Climb

  • Nick Robinson pushed his production-spec NSX Type S to a third-place finish in the Exhibition Class
  • Top-10 finishes for the 2023 Integra and TLX Type S
  • Acura has earned a podium finish at Pikes Peak for 10 consecutive years

Conquering adverse weather conditions, Acura engineers earned four top-10 finishes and a podium in the centennial running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this weekend. This marks Acura’s 10th consecutive year earning a podium finish at America’s longest running hill climb event, and 26th podium overall for the all-volunteer race program.

Pikes Peak veteran and current FWD Record holder, Nick Robinson led the team with a 3rd place finish (14th overall) in the highly competitive Exhibition Class. His production-spec NSX Type S completed the 12.42-mile course in 11:14.683. Justin Lumbard posted an impressive 11:31.123 in his TLX Type S, for a 6th place finish in the Time Attack 1 Class. A second TLX Type S, driven by Jordan Guitar, finished 7th in the Exhibition Class with a time of 12:10.740.

Making its racing debut, the 2023 Integra driven by rookie Paul Hubers finished 9th in class, with a time of 13:06.931. One of the first cars to run the mountain, Hubers battled thick fog and slippery conditions as he navigated his way up the 156-turn course. Current Hybrid record holder, James Robinson withdrew his NSX Type S prior to running with an electrical issue.

The Acura engineers competing at Pikes Peak volunteer their time, using the opportunity as a test bed for new Acura performance technologies. It is also a chance for the company's engineers to further sharpen their performance-focused driving and engineering skills. The volunteer engineering team is responsible for all aspects of competition, including the development of race cars, event prep, crew support and navigating race cars to the finish line.

Acura 2022 Pikes Peak racing results:




2022 Result

2022 Acura NSX Type S

Nick Robinson

Exhibition Class

(3rd in Class)

2022 Acura TLX Type S

Justin Lumbard

Time Attack 1

(6th in Class)

2022 Acura TLX Type S

Jordan Guitar

Exhibition Class

(7th in Class)

2023 Acura Integra

Paul Hubers

Exhibition Class

(9th in Class)

2022 Acura NSX Type S

James Robinson

Time Attack 1

No Run Recorded

An additional 2022 NSX Type S served as the Hill Climb's official pace car, driven by adventure racer, Renée Brinkerhoff. Founder of Valkyrie Racing, Brinkerhoff has competed in racing events on all seven continents, including Antarctica. An accomplished driver, she is the only woman in history to place in the iconic La Carrera Panamericana Mexican Rally three times, including a class win in her first outing (2013).

About Acura Motorsports
Acura Motorsports programs have been integral to the Acura brand since its 1986 launch. Acura sports car racing's rich legacy includes the 1991, 1992, and 1993 IMSA Camel Lights manufacturer/driver championships, and the 2009 American Le Mans manufacturer, driver, and team championships in both the LMP1 and LMP2 classes. Acura currently campaigns the ARX-05 DPi with new partners, Meyer Shank Racing and Wayne Taylor Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, where Acura powered the team, manufacturer, and driver championships in 2019 and 2020. The NSX GT3 Evo22, available through Honda Performance Development, Inc., for North American customers, won multiple championships in 2019 and 2020 in both the IMSA and SRO GT World Challenge America series.

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to expressive styling, high-performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup currently features five distinctive models – the next-gen Integra sport compact, TLX sport sedan, the RDX and MDX sport-utility vehicles, and the electrified NSX supercar, along with high-performance Type S variants. All Acura vehicles sold in America are made in the U.S., using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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