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Old 05-26-2010, 01:15 AM   #1
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Local hill climb held this last weekend.

Here is my best video. It's the fastest run from day 1 (2:14). I missed two shifts and spun all the way throuh 3rd and 4th after corner 5 (watch close enough and you'll see it). Also got pretty hairy at the end. The camera dosen't really catch how close I got to spinning.

Day two I did a best of 2:08 which is very fast for my first year. Next year I will have fresh A6's instead of my 9 year old A032R's..


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That is pretty sick.
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i want to hill clime =(
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Knox mtn Hill climb is the longest running one in North America. this year was it's 53rd year.
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I'm definitely going to try to make it next year.
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Bring the car up and do the climb!

All you need is a license (SCCA and NASA is allowed) and gear.
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Bring the car up and do the climb!

All you need is a license (SCCA and NASA is allowed) and gear.
I need to work on getting a license then . Competitive motorsports was never really a big focus of mine, but since EVERYONE around here is starting to get into road racing, I need to step up my **** or I'm gonna get left behind.
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It's easy. All I did was a weekend "driver training" type thing. Then you just send in your paper saying you completed the course to SCCA or CACC and apply for your "Sr. Solosprint License"... it's $60.

The gear is the expensive part.
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Yet again, i'm pissed I had to miss this. Looks like a blast and good job.

The two people I knew there did just about exactly the same haha.

101Witzke Aaron SP3 02:14.9 02:15.6 02:10.0 02:08.9
69Flescher Roger Vintage 02:12.9 02:10.8 02:09.9 02:08.2
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I need to work on getting a license then . Competitive motorsports was never really a big focus of mine, but since EVERYONE around here is starting to get into road racing, I need to step up my **** or I'm gonna get left behind.
Do the school in canada, not the US.
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Ya, you can do it at Mission Raceway (in Mission, BC) or Western Speedway in Victoria, BC.


There is still one more driver training in Mission this year. So you could still come out and do some of the solo1 (time attack style stuff) at Mission.
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http://www.sccbc.net/

click "driver training"
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Ya, you can do it at Mission Raceway (in Mission, BC) or Western Speedway in Victoria, BC.


There is still one more driver training in Mission this year. So you could still come out and do some of the solo1 (time attack style stuff) at Mission.
When is that school? Thats 500 bucks right?

The cool thing about licensing in Canada is that you can get an FIA license
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http://www.sccbc.net/

click "driver training"
Oh bummer, cant do that one :(
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I had that Rabbit blow by me at Race City in Calgary a couple of years ago during a Solo1 event. Quite the interesting car, AWD and fast as ****.

What safety gear do you have to run for Knox?
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My license is ASN FIA.

Full safety gear is required. Suit, SA lid, gloves, nomex socks/bala, shoes, arm restraints etc. For "SP" (Street Prepared) class you only need a rear cage. You also need a current 5 or 6 pt harness. No seat is required but highly reccomended. I wouldn't have wanted to run it in a stock seat. Any full bucket is allowed, dosent have to be FIA.
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To hell with the hill climb, I want that window sticker!
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The gear is the expensive part.
That porsche drive thought differently. Almost.

note: FFWD to 1:36 for the start on the vid
That looks like the kind of hill climb I'd like to start on. The climbs over here have a lot more curves, trees and rocks.

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Lol.. I know the guy. He was shaking afterwards. He actually crashed 3 times on the weekend. Once almost off a cliff and twice into the tires.
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