Fri, Apr 22 - Sat, Apr 23, 2022

Pine Mountain HillClimb

Pine Mountain Resort Park

About this event

Pine Mountain HillClimb
Event #1 of the 2022 Appalachian HillClimb Series
Presented by Summit Racing, Backroads of Appalachia and Grassroots Motorsports Magazine 


The Pine Mountain HillClimb will take place at the Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville, Kentucky, April 22-24.  The 22nd will be a paddock load in day, with a car show in downtown Pineville that afternoon.  Competition runs will be on Saturday and Sunday only.

The event is part of the Appalachian HillClimb Series and is hosted by SCCA’s East Tennessee Region with support from Blue Ridge Region and Central Carolinas Region.

The two-mile, 10-turn Pine Mountain HillClimb layout features an elevation gain of 650 feet, is just two miles from the city of Pineville, KY, and because it's part of a resort, features guest lodging and cabins, along with a full restaurant and catering services on site. Participants will be able to reserve a limited number of rooms or cabins when registering for the event.

For those unfamiliar with HillClimb events, SCCA HillClimbs take place on a section of mountain road that has been closed to commuter traffic. Competitors take turns seeing who can complete the course the fastest. Unlike a road course, which may have multiple levels of barriers, or an autocross where rubber cones are usually the biggest risk, a HillClimb course is lined with trees and rocks. Getting to the top unscathed is a mix of bravery and discretion. HillClimb cars need roll bars and racing harnesses at a minimum, and drivers need approved flame-retardant racing suits and other safety gear.

Entry Fee: $325 (If received by April 12.)
Late Entries: $400 (If received after April 12.)
Weekend Membership: $25 (If not an SCCA Member.)
Lodging: $280-$425: (Limited rooms, while available.)

Event will only be open to SCCA members through March 9.


Event requirements

Driver Eligibility: (If you do not have an SCCA HillClimb or TT License, we will issue you one as part of the event.)

A. All Drivers

1. Weekend or Full Membership of the SCCA. (Event is only open to full SCCA members for the first week of registration.)

2. Valid government-issued driver’s license.

3. Be able to handle the physical and mental demands of competition for the length of a session for each session of the event. Click here to see detailed description.

4. An SCCA HillClimb, Time Trials or Competition License or a competition license from a recognized sanctioning body. (E.g., NASA Road Race, Rally or Time Trials License; Rally USA Comp License, FIA Competition License, SVRA, GridLife, PCA, BMWCCA or other recognized competition organization.) If you do not have one, we will issue one at the event.

B. Minor Drivers (Less than 18-years-old)
In addition to the above, minor drivers: 

1. Must contact officials before the event.

2. Must provide a completed SCCA Minor Waiver (Form 1068)

3. Novice HillClimb Program Attendance, Novice Coaching and working with a mentor is required

C. Novice Drivers
Drivers who have not participated in a HillClimb event are required to attend the Novice HillClimb Program, participate in Novice Coaching and work with a mentor.


Vehicle Eligibility
The event is open to automobiles (NO motorcycles, karts, ATVs or similar) which meet the following criteria:

1. Automobiles must meet all of the Safety Level 2 Standards at a minimum, and when necessary, the SCCA rules required for special construction (GT, Sports Racers, Formula Cars, Specials etc.).

2. Has at least four (4) wheels, grouped in equal sets of half of the wheels on the vehicle per side.

3. Is properly muffled.

4. Does not have a high center of gravity. Potentially unstable vehicles with a high center of gravity–determined by whether they are wider than they are tall–are excluded from SCCA Time Trials. Width is the average track width of the vehicle, and height is measured from the ground to the highest point. Extra caution should be exercised with non-traditional vehicles (e.g., trucks using racing slicks or tires with less than 200 tread wear rating.)

5. Is a vintage or alternate series racing car that meets safety specifications for their sanctioning body.

6. Cars need not be licensed or licensable for road use, so long as they otherwise comply with these rules.


Vehicle/Driver Safety Requirements
This event requires that all production vehicles meet SCCA HillClimb “Safety Level 2” at a minimum. This includes an approved racing specification helmet, at least a 4-point roll bar constructed to SCCA specifications, an approved racing harness, racing suit, shoes, gloves, and other items like arm restraints or window nets and fire suppression devices/systems. Specials are required to meet GCR safety levels- for questions and clarifications contact

Factory safety systems (like you might find at a track day or time trial) is not considered appropriate.

The full requirements can be found here:


Pine Mountain State Resort Park Lodging (Limited Availability, 2-night minimum) Prices include Friday and Saturday Night Accomodations:

Single Bed (King or Queen Sized) $290
Standard Hotel Room; One bed and one bathroom. Can sleep up to 2 people if doubled up.

Two Beds (Full Sized) $290
Standard Hotel Room; Two full size beds with one bathroom. Can sleep up to 4 people if doubled up.

One-Bedroom Log Cabin $325
One bedroom with full size bed, one bathroom, living room w/sofa pull-out, full service kitchen. Can sleep up to 4 people if doubled up.

Two Bedroom Deluxe Cottage $425
Two bedrooms with two full size beds in each room, two bathrooms, living room and full service kitchen. Can sleep up to 8 people if doubled up.



Supplementary Regulations/Schedule of Events:

Pine Mountain Hillclimb 2022 Supps with Schedule.pdf

2022 Pine Mountian HillClimb Schedule

Friday, April 22
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Course Setup.  Laurel Cove Amphitheater.  Race Course will be *closed to traffic.
4:30 PM – 8:30 PM Registration and **Tech Inspection.  Downtown Pineville  (112 E Kentucky Ave).
5:00 PM - Race Car Show and Street Party.
6:00 PM Novice Driver Classroom: Main Paddock, Laurel Cove Amphitheater
8:30 PM Road Closed between Upper Paddock and Chained Rock Road
9:00 PM  Novice Worker Classroom: TBD
9:45 PM – 6:45 AM Quiet Hours in Paddock.  Paddock will remain open, but no race engines.  No Camping within Pine Mountain Resort Park (no camping tents, no camp showers, no campfires, no sleeping outside.)  You are not required to leave the paddock overnight.
  * Vehicles with trailers will not be allowed beyond the upper paddock.  Traffic to the resort, cabins and Chained Rock will be directed around.  Race cars and race traffic will be allowed on course at safe speed.
  ** If possible, please unload race cars at lodging or assigned paddock and bring cars to Tech Inspection off-trailer.  Tech Inspection will be a roving tech.  Cars will not be inspected until driver is registered.


Saturday, April 23
7:00 AM – 7:45 AM Road above Upper Paddock Open to two-axel vehicles. Late Registration in Main Paddock
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Late Tech in Main Paddock
7:30 AM     Worker Meeting Picnic Shelter at Mid-Course/Bridge Parking
7:45 AM         Driver Meeting at Laurel Cove Amphitheater off Main Paddock
  Road Closed to non-event traffic.
8:15 AM – 9:15 AM ALL Hill Traffic under Grid and Paddock Marshal Control, ONLY.
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM Parade Laps - (Both Lanes up, Right lane down. NOT AT RACE SPEED)
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM Competition Runs
5:30 PM Road open to 2 axel vehicles.
7:00 PM Worker Driver Dinner - Pine Mountain Resort
9:45 PM – 6:45 AM Quiet Hours in Paddock.  Paddock will remain open, but no race engines.  No Camping within Pine Mountain Resort Park (no camping tents, no camp showers, no campfires, no sleeping outside.)  You are not required to leave the paddock overnight.


Sunday, April 24
7:30 AM   Worker Meeting Picnic Shelter at Mid-Course/Bridge Parking
7:45 AM Driver Meeting at Laurel Cove Amphitheater off Main Paddock
7:45 AM – 8:00 AM Road Closed to non-event traffic. ALL Hill Traffic under Grid and Paddock Marshal Control, ONLY.
8:15 AM – 3:30 PM   Competition Runs



Entries (91)

Brad Gates
Zachary Grant
Brandon Karp
Robert Krafton Locke II
Douglas Erber
Paul Costas
Mark Seiler
Bennet Jefferson

Pine Mountain Resort Park

Pineville, KY


Time Trial organized by

SCCA - Appalachian Hill Climb Series

Event over!