Flag Rock Hill Climb | Heart of Appalachia

Flag Rock Hill Climb

sat26augAll DayFlag Rock Hill Climb(All Day: saturday)(GMT-04:00) Flag Rock Road, Norton, VA 24273Event Type 2car club event

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Event Details

Flag Rock HillClimb III
Event #4 of the 2023 Appalachian HillClimb Series
Presented by Summit Racing, Backroads of Appalachia and Grassroots Motorsports Magazine 

The Flag Rock HillClimb III will take place at the Flag Rock Recreation Area in Norton, Virginia, August 26 & 27 2023.  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 2nd will be a paddock load in day, with a car show in downtown Norton that evening.  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 13th.)
Late Entries: $400 (If received after August 13th.)
Weekend Membership: $25 (If not an SCCA Member.)
Lodging available at local hotels and inns.

Event will open to SCCA members only through August 25, 2023.

2023 Flag Rock HillClimb III ***TENTATIVE*** Schedule

Friday, August 25
8:00 AM Course Setup, Route 619S in Flag Rock Recreation Area
12:00 PM Paddock Opens along railroad tracks east of Norton Expo Center
1:00 PM Check-in and Tech Inspection – Norton Expo Center
5:00 PM Race Car Show and Street Party – Downtown Norton
6:00 PM Novice Worker Classroom – Norton Expo Center
8:00 PM Check-in and Tech Inspection Close
9:45 PM Quiet Hours in Paddock

Saturday, August 26
7:00 AM Late Check-in and Tech – Expo Center
7:30 AM Worker Meeting at Legion Park
7:45 AM Driver’s Meeting – Expo Center
8:00 AM Course Closed to non-event traffic
8:15 AM First Competition Group Shuttle to Course
8:30 AM Competition Runs Begin
Noon Lunch Break – Course Open
1:00 PM Competition Runs Resume – Course is Closed
5:00 PM Competition Runs Conclude
5:30 PM Course Open
9:45 PM Quiet Hours in Paddock

Sunday, August 27
7:30 AM Worker Meeting at Legion Park
7:45 AM Driver’s Meeting – Expo Center
8:00 AM Course Closed to non-event traffic
8:15 AM First Competition Group Shuttle to Course
8:30 AM Competition Runs Begin
Noon Lunch Break – Course Open
1:00 PM Competition Runs Resume – Course is Closed
4:00 PM Competition Runs Conclude
4:15 PM Course Open
4:30 PM Flag Rock Hillclimb Trophy Presentation – Expo Center

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Time

All Day (Saturday)(GMT-04:00)