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Larison Rock Hillclimb

Larison Rock Hillclimb

Emerald Empire Sports Car Club

Saturday, Jul 6 — Sunday, Jul 7, 2019
EESCC Venue, Oakridge, OR

Registration closed July 3, 2019 11:59 PM at 2019-07-03T23:59:00-0700 Registration ends July 3, 2019 11:59 PM at 2019-07-03T23:59:00-0700 Registration opens April 8, 2019 12:00 AM at 2019-04-08T00:00:00-0700 Registration runs from April 8, 2019 12:00 AM to July 3, 2019 11:59 PM

Is adrenaline your drug of choice? Have you considered driving in a hillclimb?

As in Solo autocrossing, individual drivers compete against the clock for fastest time in nominally competitive car classes. Instead of racing through coned gates and slaloms on a flat surface, however, you race up a twisting hill road closed to other traffic and watched over by corner workers and other safety personnel. Pucker factor, speed, and risk are notably higher than in autocrossing. If you push beyond the edge of the envelope in an autocross, chances are your only penalties will be two seconds per cone knocked over, and you can slow slightly or smooth out your line on your next run. In a hillclimb, you want to sneak up on the edge of the envelope, because going beyond it might delay your next run for a year. In 2004 Dwight Gilliland ran an amazing 1:40.872 to break the old King of the Hill record last set in 2000 by over 2.6 seconds. Susan Richins holds the Queen of the Hill record, at 1:44:745, set in 2000 in a Formula Atlantic car. Running under two minutes earns you membership in the rather exclusive "Sub-Two Club." Fast Company!!

Larison Rock Hillclimb is run on an asphalt Forest Service road in the beautiful Willamette National Forest in the Oregon Cascades, just outside Oakridge. 2019 will see the 32nd annual running of this oldest currently active hillclimb in Oregon . The course is 1.9 miles, rising 1000 feet, around some 23 curves, 14 of them numbered for reference. No two turns are quite the same on this challenging course. Drivers should have prior experience at speed, such as road racing, race schools, track days, or a year or more of autocrossing. Founded by Bonnie Mueller, this event is brought to you by a host of volunteers from within and outside EESCC and chaired this year by Mike Glass and Paula Loftin. We always have a great time on the hill and in Oakridge at the headquarters motel and the Saturday night dinner. Check out the further information on these Web pages; download the complete informational flyer and entry forms; call for further information; and join us for a great time at Larison Rock Hillclimb 2019 on July 6th and 7th.

Mike Glass and Paula Loftin Hillclimb co-Chairmen, Jennifer Ocker Hillclimb Registrar