Sat, May 18 - Sun, May 19, 2024

Leavitt Machinery Knox Mountain Hill Climb 2024

Knox Mountain Park

About this event


PLEASE DOWNLOAD and fill out the following forms:  Driver Profile.pdf  Participant Health Form 2024.pdf  Then upload the pdf file to your MSR registration form. 
These are necessary for our announcers to relay your info, and car information to spectators, as well as competitor health info.
These are required to be uploaded on the registration page.

 Please join us on May 18th and 19th, 2024 for the 65th running of the Knox Mountain Hill Climb 

The Leavitt Machinery Knox Mountain Hillclimb is run annually on Knox Mountain Park Road, in the City of Kelowna. The road, while paved, is narrow with off-camber corners, and steep grades; a nice Sunday drive, but hardly a race track. It is 2.2 miles (3.5km) long, and climbs approximately 800 feet (245 meters) in elevation for an average grade of 6.7%.

Running for the 65th year, Knox Mountain is the longest annually running paved hill climb in North America. The event attracts top drivers from throughout the Pacific Northwest, looking for the challenge and thrill of being fastest.

Cars are run one at a time, each trying to reach the top in the lowest elapsed time. Drivers/cars compete in various classes from open wheeled formula cars to powerful large engined GT cars. But, each hopes to be "King of the Hill", earning the fastest time of the weekend.

The current hill record, set in 2023, is 1:34.903, held by Aran Cook of Edmonton, Alberta. Times under two minutes are considered exceptionally fast, with few drivers achieving that and even fewer sedans having ever achieved that. Most times fall between 2m00s and 2m30s. To achieve top times, speeds in excess of 160kpH must be reached on the short straights.

The road corners are known by their "numbers" and include three switchbacks; each corner has its own features varying from steepness to camber, to steep drop-offs if you go too wide.


Turn 1 - The first switchback, comes in off a rise in the slope, often misjudged carrying in a bit much speed.

Turn 2 - The steepest part of the hill, but narrow and dark due to shade from the trees.

Turn 3 - Second switchback, again very steep especially if your line is too close to the traditional apex. Secret is to go wide.

Turn 4 - For many the scariest turn, with a steep dropoff on the right. Be bold.

Turn 5 - Frequently mis-judged as drivers turn away from open slopes to the inside part of the course. Be cautious of drifting too wide.

Turn 6 - High speed turn, flat out for many, unless your car is very quick.

Turn 7 - Another high speed turn, leads into hard left switchback.

Turn 8 - Hard braking into left hand switchback, drop a couple of gears and prepare for another short but steep climb.

Turn 9 - Lift off a bit and quickly back on for a blast to the finish. Don't drift too wide, another big dropoff.

Finish - Heart pounding? Adrenalin shakes? Good, get ready for another run.

Event requirements

Entry fee will be $500CDN UP UNTIL MAY 1st. After May 1st entry fee will increase to $550

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It is the driver's responsibility to be famliar with the most recent and up-to-date CACC General Competition Regulations (GCRs) and CACC Time Attack Regulations.

2024 CACC Time Attack Regulations


As of December 31st, 2023, helmets carrying the Snell SA2010 certification are no longer valid for use in CACC sanctioned motorsport events. No "M" rated helmets are permitted, regardless of the date. 

Frontal Head Restraint Device (i.e., HANS) complying with FIA standards 8858-2002 or 8858-2010 or SFI Specification 38.1 is mandatory. For full information about driver safety equipment during CACC sanctioned hill climb events, please see CACC Time Attack Regulations 2024 and Section 11.3 or refer to CACC GCR 2024 Section 18.

For roll bar/cage requirements refer to the current CACC Time Attack Regulations, section 192024 CACC Time Attack Regulations


In 2020 CACC Time Attack adopted the SCCA Time Trials classification system. Knox Mountain Hill Climb is sanctioned by CACC Time Attack and has been using both the current CACC Time Attack Classification system along with the legacy Classification system. 2024 is the final year for running two classification systems. 

Note: The legacy classing system is only available to drivers/cars who participated in a legacy class in 2023 or prior. 

In 2025 all cars will be registered using the current classification system, which is available in the CACC Time Attack Regulations. KMMS has given car owners five years to prepare for this change.

New 2024 Regulation: CACC Time Attack will allow cars in Max class that have a full cage, tech checked by CACC, to run on DOT Tires from 40TW (the usual class tire is 200TW).

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Entries (54)

Dermott Young
Keith Robinson
Matthew Le
Roger Flescher
Jay Logie
Basil Santamaria
Dave Lockwood
Wade Pollok

Knox Mountain Park

Kelowna, BC
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Hill Climb organized by

Knox Mountain Motor Sport

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