Spectre Performance announces dates for 3rd annual hill climb road race challenge on infamous Nevada Highway 341

When: June 15 – 17, 2012

Where: Nevada Highway 341, South of Virginia City, NV

More Info: Available at www.Spectre341Challenge.com


Ontario, Calif. (Oct, 2011) - After a thrilling, safe and incredibly fast race in 2011, the dates for the third running of the Speed by Spectre 341 Challenge are set and the entries are coming in.


To claim an entry spot in the 2012 race, fill out an entry form at www.spectre341challenge.com/sign-up.


Hwy 341 in Virginia City, Nevada is one of the most technical and thrilling mountain roads in the United States. The 2011 event resulted in over 391 runs up the very fast and twisty mountain road – 5.2 miles at a time and 2012  promises even more exotic cars and new activities. The race, set for June 15 – 17, 2012, will pit supercars, muscle cars and imports against the clock in a full-bore blast up the mountain road, which will be closed to the public for the event.


The Speed by Spectre 341 Challenge is a rare opportunity to drive flat-out on one of the most technical and aggressive stretch of mountain road in the country, without the worry of oncoming traffic or law enforcement. The paved course is 5.2 miles long with 22+ turns, a 1,216-foot rise in elevation, steep drop offs and no guardrails! Vehicles must be street-legal and registered. Tires must be DOT legal. Event highlights will include a track talk, warm up laps, class qualifying, a car show and parade through the iconic old-west style mining town, two days of racing and a banquet for all participants. The road will be closed for racing in coordination with local agencies, and once again competitors will have a chance to be inducted into the exclusive "3:41 Club" if they can crack the three-minute, forty-one second barrier.  


"This is one of the only events in the world where a driver can show up with a street car and truly test the vehicle and themselves in a real-world environment," says Spectre Performance founder Amir Rosenbaum. "We are in the speed business - we engineer and sell cold air intakes for muscle cars and late model vehicles. We want to see those products in action. We work with FM3 Marketing to present a professional, well-organized, fun weekend at a cool old-west town where the entire family can show up, hang out with other car nuts and have a great time. The 2012 Spectre 341 Challenge will feature even more racing and family activities." 

The original Virginia City Hill Climb was founded in 1972 and run through 2002. Rosenbaum holds the all time record for the event, running the course in three minutes, ten seconds in a Ferrari F40. Five new members were inducted into the 3:41 Club in 2011.

Celebrating its 27th anniversary, Spectre Performance designs, manufactures and sells high performance hpR® air filters, ProFab™ cold air intakes and automotive accessories engineered and tested in the most extreme conditions on earth for maximum performance, durability and style. Look for Spectre products at all major automotive parts stores and performance part retailers. To learn more about The Speed by Spectre 341 Challenge or to find a dealer near you, visit us online at www.SpectrePerformance.com or: Spectre Performance, 1720 S. Carlos Ave. Ontario, CA 91761 or call  (909) 673-9800.