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Hill climb anyone?

Things have changed a bit. There will no track fee on this event!. But you have to register ahead of time with me and get a tech inspection to be involved.

You really don't want to miss this event!

Event: Closed circuit 8.5 mile hill climb on Saturday May 21st in Whitebird Idaho.

Here is a description of the road:

8.5 miles long. Has 62 turns and 17 switchbacks. The straight aways will get you 100+mph if you have the stones for the 2nd gear banked corners on each end with major disaster potential. It could be a wild ride! The drive gains momentum as you gain height and the straights become shorter, the banks higher, the hair pins even tighter as the drop off on each corner grows to over 3000 feet! Comforting thought if the brakes fail or you hit a corner a little hot.

This is a "test" session for a semi annual event we are putting together. There will be no cost to run the grade Helmet and fire proof gloves and a recent PCA car tech form. Any of the local shops can do the tech for you. Monty at Redmond European is going to be offering them just for for us if you haven't had one before. Thsi is a must do for everyone's safety.

Course will be open for driving from 9am to noon. Closed for an hour lunch and open again from 1pm to 6pm. You'll get more driving in that you'll want at 10 minutes or so a run

Decent is via a the freeway which runs along side the old grade. Fast down via the freeway and fun driving up! Cars will be staggers for the up hill runs with spotters and EMS available.

This is not a race and there is no official timing.

It is a Full days drive one way from Seattle to Grangeville Idaho- 300 miles.

A recent thread is here:

I got good grades in Idaho!
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