The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb community lost a local legend this past week with the passing three-time champion Glenn “Ted” Foltz.
Born on March 1, 1933, Foltz, 81, died at his home Sept. 17. Ted’s family moved from California to Colorado Springs when he was ll months old and he lived on the West side for 75 years. He attended Colorado Springs High School (now Palmer).
Ted began racing Pikes Peak as soon he could at the age of 21 in 1954′, driving for RayNewbill in the Open Wheel Division finishing 11th. Foltz achieved his first victory in 1970 claiming the Open Wheel Division title in his No.3l Chevy powered Upright Sprint Car.
In 1975 he won the Stock Car division and again in 1980 reclaiming
Open Wheel supremacy. Foltz served two terms on the Board of
Directors and was the driving force in establishing the original Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Museum in 1989. Foltz is in the
Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Ted Foltz was inducted into the BCRA Hall of Fame Class of 2013
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