Flag Rock HillClimb
Event #3 of the 2022 Appalachian HillClimb Series
Presented by Summit Racing, Backroads of Appalachia and Grassroots Motorsports Magazine
The Flag Rock HillClimb will take place at the Flag Rock Recreation Area in Norton, Virginia, August 27-28. The event is part of the Appalachian HillClimb Series and is hosted by SCCA’s Blue Ridge Region with support from East Tennessee Region and Central Carolinas Region. The 26th will be a paddock load in day, with a car show in downtown Norton that afternoon. Competition runs will be on Saturday and Sunday only. The technical 1.7 mile Flag Rock HillClimb features approximately 15 turns with connecting esses and an
elevation gain of 920 feet.
Tech and registration will be in Norton’s downtown Expo Center, with grid and start approximately one mile away on Route 619 in the Flag Rock Recreation Area. All event activity will be within the city limits of Norton, VA. Lodging is available at local hotels and inns. 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 August 17.)
Late Entries: $400 (If received after August 17.)
Weekend Membership: $25 (If not an SCCA Member.)
Lodging available at local hotels and inns.