2014 Subaru MT. Washington Hillclimb Welcomes The Rally America National Championship

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2014 Subaru MT. Washington Welcomes The Rally America Championship

Pinkham, Notch, NH Sports Car Club of New Hampshire working closely with from Rally America, announced today that the Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb place at the Mt. Washington Auto in Pinkham Notch, Gorham, NH 26-29, 2014 will serve as a full-points round of the Rally America National

We’re excited to welcome America and its national championship to the 2014 Subaru Mt. Washington stated Sports Car Club of New President, Terry Murphy IV. hillclimb has a tremendous history includes rally teams the hillclimb returned in 1990.

up to twenty of Rally America’s top teams competing for national points here next will not only provide for great competition in the Rally National Championship, but provide a opportunity for spectators to watch extremely talented teams their skills at what is to by many as the most technical hillclimb in the world.

Although the Rally America will be competing for traditional awards at Mt. Washington, the recorded the rally teams post in the two timed sessions on Friday and on Saturday, as well as the two full-course runs they post on will be combined to provide with a total of six competition just like a regular America National Championship where the lowest combined after completing a series of stages determines the class Rally America officials use the times their teams on Friday, Saturday Sunday to placement in the four Rally National Championship categories include Overall, Super 2-Wheel Drive and B-Spec.

The Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb infuse more excitement the Rally America National added Bill Fogg, Sr. America President. It’s a format from our traditional a new event, a new challenge for our top national who want to add this one-of-a-kind to their rally racing I attended this hillclimb in and saw firsthand how wildly competitive it can be.

I am very excited to have America as a part of Mt. Washington’s history and to include our drivers in storied competition.

The 2014 Mt. Washington Hillclimb will of seventy five teams for bragging rights in a total of separate classes June 2013 – the top class the Open Class where horsepower and creativity will a key factor.

The field of eight will also include two classes for the Rally America teams – one class for drive cars and one class for drive cars – distinct hillclimb classes H2, H3 H4) which will be filled a variety of highly skilled and specialized race cars, from the New England Hillclimb In addition, a group of up to ten invited competing in rare vintage cars, many with a of competing at Mt. Washington and other venues from around the will round out the seventy car field.

In 1904, the first year of the Mt. Hillclimb, F.E. Stanley Newton, Massachusetts, co-creator of the Stanley Steamer, drove his 800-pound steam-powered car to the summit of Mt. only to be beaten by Harry from New York.

Driving a Mercedes that weighed pounds, Harkness posted a time of 24 minutes, 37 and 3/5 seconds in

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Since that first of competition, many well-known have competed and won the Climb to the such as Cannonball Baker in 1932 and the legendary Carroll in 1956. Driving a Franklin in Baker raced to a time of seconds. Carroll Shelby, a specially prepared Ferrari 375 Prix roadster in 1956, a record-setting run of 10:21.8 on his way to victory.

In 1961 Connecticut racer Rutan drove his Carrera-powered to another new record time of that would stand for 29 – until the return of the in 1990 when Tim O’Neil, a driver from Franconia, NH his 300+ horsepower all-wheel-drive Rally Golf to the summit in a of just 7 minutes and 45 seconds.

the return of the Mt. Washington Hillclimb in after a 29-year hiatus, the was run annually as part of the Mt. Washington Road’s summer event until 2001.

During that time, new records were shared 7-time Sports Car Club of National Rally Champion Choiniere from Shelburne, VT and Canadian Rally Champion Sprongl from Mississauga, Sprongl set a record time of in 1998 driving his 500 horsepower Quattro S2 that would for 13 years until 2011.

In Subaru Rally Team USA and multi-time Rally America Champion David Higgins the Isle of Man came to Mt. Washington for the first time. Driving a SportsCar-prepared 2011 Subaru WRX STI rally car in the Open class the aid of a co-driver, Higgins set a new overall record of 6:11.54 – the previous Mt.

Washington Hillclimb time set by Sprongl by more 30 seconds!

Sometimes the biggest is against the other drivers, 5-time Rally America Champion and current Mt. Washington Record Holder David recently, but racing up the Mt Washington Road is very different. The itself is the biggest battle and one I wait to fight again. The Mt.

Washington Auto Road has it Tarmac, gravel, fog, weather and not to mention the scenic It is an immense challenge that is steeped in history.

Organized and by the Sports Car Club of New Hampshire, the Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb take place at the Mt.

Washington Road in Pinkham Notch, NH on June 26-29, 2014. The for accepting entry applications potential competitors will at 12:01am on December 1, 2013 and at midnight on December 31, 2013. See more at: http://rally-america.com/news/entry/201.

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