About this event
Siskiyou Sports Car Club (SSCC) will hold the Cascade Lakes Hillclimb on Conde Creek Road, located off Dead Indian Memorial Highway, approximately 14 miles east of Ashland, Oregon, on the crest of the Cascades. The course offers a mix of tight challenges and fast straights. The climb is two miles long, starting at 4,400 feet and ending at 4,900 feet. There are 12 turns, three cone chicanes, and a 1/3rd mile straight. For photos and more info visit www.ssccmedford.org and click on the Hillclimb link.
SSCC would like to sincerely thank the Medford District of the Bureau of Land Management for granting us a permit to use the road for the climb.
REGISTRATION - Entrants may register by using the entry form on the SSCC website and mailing it in, or registering online at MotorsportReg.com (MSR). All drivers are required to join Northwest Hillclimb Association (NHA) prior to registration for $10 or Lifetime membership for $100 at www.msreg.com/nhamembership.
T-SHIRTS - T-shirts will be available for pickup if ordered with entry by May 31. A limited number of additional shirts will be available at the hill.
FOOD AND WATER –There will not be a food vender at the hill. The nearest restaurant is in Ashland, about 14 miles away. All entrants and crew members are encouraged to bring supplies of water or drinks as it could be hot.
RACE VEHICLES & SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Fire extinguishers with 5BC rating or a fire system is
required. Extinguishers must be attached with a metal bracket and, except for halon, current within 13
months. Extinguishers must be within reach of the driver when belted in the car. All cars must have
DOT or better seat belts and shoulder harnesses or straps.
All helmets must be Snell 2005 or newer and be shown at tech inspection.
Driver’s side windows must be up during runs or safety nets in place. Arm restraints are required in open cars.
Head and neck restraints: All drivers in classes allowing R Compound Tires, defined as BOTH DOT or NON-DOT compliant racing tires (including, but not limited to, Hoosier A7, R7, Avon, Toyo R888R, etc.), will be required to wear SFI certified Head and Neck Restraint (HANS) devices, REGARDLESS OF WHAT TIRES ARE MOUNTED. All other drivers will be required to wear SFI 3.3 minimum rated foam neck supports/donuts. . FURTHER EXPLANATION and OTHER CHANGES are found on the NHA website - www.nhahillclimb.org
Roll bars are required in all open top cars. Integrated roll bars are acceptable if they are above the driver’s head. Bars in cars such as Porsche Boxsters are not acceptable, nor are inflatable bars. Roll bars are required in any car running in a class where non-DOT (i.e., racing slicks) tires are allowed.
This year, 2021, it is strongly recommended to use a roll bar and harness with a HANS device. A HANS device specifically keeps you upright in case of an incident, and if your roof collapses due to no rollbar/cage, then you are unable to move out of the way - therefore, the safest wat to use a HANS requires having these extra precautions in place.
Drivers must wear long sleeve cotton shirts and pants or fire suits during runs. Shoes are required during runs. All cars must have spark arrester mufflers.
There will be a noise limit of 99dba to comply with government regulations. Readings are done at 50 feet, at a level 90 degree from the car.
CLASSES: 2021 SCCA Solo classes and rules will be used for classes requiring D.O.T. compliant tires (Improved Touring, Street Prepared, Street classes). Vehicles in “Street Classes” must comply with national rules regarding car preparation and tires. This includes, but is not limited to a minimum UTQG tread wear rating of 200. If your tires do not meet this rule, you must run an appropriate class other than “Street”. Super Street-R (SSR) class is the only class being carried over from the 2014 Street-R classes. GCR Classes and rules will be used for vehicles using racing tires (slicks). Refer to the NHA website for other classes run at hillclimbs - SCCA GCR, NHA Special Classes, and Vintage Classes.
SPECIAL NOTES: Please read all the NHA regulations found on their website - NHAhillclimb.org. Failure to follow these could result in revocation of the event permit.
Due to high concerns about spillage of liquid chemicals and fuels, all replenishment must be done in the area immediately adjacent to race central, not in pit areas. Procedures noted in the regulations must be followed. Please check the hillclimb link at www.ssccmedford.org for event updates. This information can also be viewed on the website.