Hill Climb Added To Rally America Slate
PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. — Sports Car Club of New Hampshire officials and representatives from Rally America, Inc., announced the 2014 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb taking place at the Mt. Washington Auto Road June 26-29, will also serve as a full-points round of the 2014 Rally America National Championship.
“We’re excited to welcome Rally America and its national championship teams to the 2014 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb,” stated Sports Car Club of New Hampshire President Terry Murphy IV. “This hill climb has a tremendous history that includes rally teams since the hill climb returned in 1990. Having up to twenty of Rally America’s top national teams competing for national championship points here next June will not only provide for some great competition in the Rally America National Championship, but provide a great opportunity for spectators to watch these extremely talented teams test their skills at what is referred to by many as the most technical automotive hill climb in the world.”
Although the Rally America teams will be competing for traditional hill climb awards at Mt. Washington, the recorded times the rally teams post in the two half-course timed sessions on Friday and again on Saturday, as well as the two full-course timed runs they post on Sunday, will be combined to provide them with a total of six “competition stages” — just like a regular Rally America National Championship event where the lowest combined times after completing a series of competition stages determines the class winners.
“The 2014 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb will infuse more excitement into the Rally America National Championship,” added Bill Fogg Sr., Rally America president. “It’s a varied format from our traditional rally, a new event, a new challenge for our top national teams who want to add this one-of-a-kind accolade to their rally racing resumes. I attended this hillclimb in 2011 and saw firsthand how wildly competitive it can be. I am very excited to have Rally America as a part of Mt. Washington’s amazing history and to include our drivers in this storied competition.”
The 2014 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb will consist of 75 teams competing for bragging rights in eight separate classes.