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Old 07-03-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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I would like to invite all Turbo Miatas to Dragon Hill Climb in Joyce Kilmer National Forest, Robbinsville NC on August 3rd - 4th.
This is fifth time that when the event has been organized, and it enjoys great support from local community.
The format is like special stage on WRC asphalt rally, race against time on closed 2.2 mile track through beautiful scenery.
Standing start with lights cutting the time, no car contact possible, the course is guarded by Armco or stone walls, no real change of serious accident with a tree or head on to some object or even fall. At the top is beautiful viewing area and there are several waterfalls, one just at the starting area. Drivers will get several runs per day and the fastest one counts on Sunday afternoon for trophies.

Car and Driver needs to meet SCCA Time Trial Level 4 requirements, for open cars minimum might be rollbar with two bracing support is usually sufficient, fire extinguisher, 6-point harness and master kill switch are needed. Driver needs to have full gear suits, helmets shoes and gloves and in open cars arm restraints.
Licensing can be done there by participating their novice program unless you have SCCA or NASA license eligible for hillclimbs already. NASA competition or Time Trial licenses should be good.

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I have been there all four times, had a blast every time! Feel free to ask anything about the event.

If you are not racing, come and spectate, it is free for spectators and you will see very nice cars participating!
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Awesome event, I'm signed up, will be there again with the RX7!

And to add to HRK's description, there are some seriously cool cars that show up to these things. Last event included turbo Miatas, a 500+ HP Evo hill climb car, an LS powered 240Z, an LS powered Porsche 944, a Lancia rally car, a McLaren Can Am car, etc. etc. It's VERY rare that you will see this diversity of cars running a single event.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:29 PM   #3
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Doubtful the Exocet can be ready in time. :(
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Great weekend again!

Dragon 5.0 Hillclimb overall winning run.

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Congrats!
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HRK was SCREAMING up that hill on Sunday, very nearly catching the course record (which he arguably owns anyways, since the record holder was done with manual stopwatch timing, and was less than kosher.)

Great times had by all, a few nasty accidents, a few not so nasty accidents, and a killer show for everyone watching.
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Wish I would have seen this in time. Maybe I can make it up there next year.

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I'm not as fast as Heiki yet...

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Unfortunately didn't get to see that car run as mine is in pieces, but that thing grips like a mother! Heikki is a tough guy to catch for sure. I'm hoping the next iteration of the Mazda will be capable of breaking the 2 minute barrier. I've got 8 seconds to shave off, but will hopefully be back with a much lighter car, a clutch that isn't slipping, better gearing, and an engine that isn't missing over 6000 RPM!
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Here's my video. It was still a tiny bit damp, but I broke 2 minutes.



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