In his first attempt, JT became just the third motorcyclist to make the 5000-foot 156-turn 12.4-mile ascent in under 10 minutes (9:58.69), and was named Rookie of the Year and King of the Mountain for doing it. While JT’s other career highlights include some impressive AMA finishes, a third at the Macau GP, and the fastest newcomer lap at the 2006 Isle of Man TT, we’ll always remember him as that crazy fast guy from the old Willow Springs Motorcycle Club, who won two Toyota 200s at $50K each. Here, in his own inimitable words, are the Top 10 things that made Pikes Peak possible.
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