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    Thread: Mt Ascutney Hillclimb

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      06-26-2012 08:52 AM #1
      AUGUST 25-26, 2012


      Spend a weekend in Vermont racing your car or motorcycle up the Ascutney Mountain Auto Road. Time trial your vehicle up 2,300 vertical feet on a twisty 3.7 mile paved surface that has an average grade of 12%, with some areas graded at 19%. Unlike other hillclimbs at Ascutney, we will be running the extended course to the top of the mountain! We have reserved the entire Ascutney State Park Campground for this event and welcome competitors, spectators and volunteers to come spend the weekend. Please visit http://climbascutney.com for details on entering, volunteering, and camping. We hope to see you there!

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      07-25-2012 09:51 AM #2
      Ok folks - the time is here!
      We need all competitors to visit http://climbascutney.com/ and complete your entries!!!
      Momentum for Climb Ascutney is building steam quickly, but we have arrived at the "Go/No-go" decision point. If you're planning on coming to compete, PLEASE get your entries in asap.
      If you're on the fence or have any questions, call or email Joe Warner. We'll help you sort things out and get you on the hill!

      Joe: joe@maxbmw.com
      (603) 964-2877 X-132

      Climb Ascutney is run in a format that lends itself to qualified novice racers.
      Since there is no wheel-to-wheel action and it can be as much or as little as you want to make it.
      You’re racing against the clock, so we urge people to race well within their comfort level and establish a baseline time during practice on Saturday.
      Then over the course of the event, gradually trim time off each run until you get your “good one” on Sunday.

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      07-25-2012 09:53 AM #3
      Here are a few (of many) videos that do a great job of capturing the spirit of hillclimbing.

      http://youtu.be/7iUX4Quts2g


      http://youtu.be/1vFR2Ec8pIg

      http://youtu.be/l3PTmnvkG2w

      http://youtu.be/s9xcbdhklM8

      Also, check out this thread on ADV Rider forum for open dialogue on the Climb Ascutney event
      http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=801846

      And our Facebook page for Climb Ascutney
      https://www.facebook.com/MAXBMWMotor..._mall_activity
      Last edited by HP2Joe; 07-25-2012 at 10:04 AM.

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      08-08-2012 09:47 PM #4
      My favorite hillclimb venue in Vermont. Good to hear you're running the full 4 miles. I think the last time we did that was back in 2004. Too bad I can't make this.... Long straight before the 4 mile finish is very fast!

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      08-13-2012 10:15 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit Farmer View Post
      My favorite hillclimb venue in Vermont. Good to hear you're running the full 4 miles. I think the last time we did that was back in 2004. Too bad I can't make this.... Long straight before the 4 mile finish is very fast!

      Sorry you can't make it this time Steve - really love the crazy VW's you normally bring to the hillclimbs!

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      08-13-2012 10:16 AM #6
      Just a heads up to anyone on the fence about signing up...

      This event will be run Rally style using Lina Score and standard Rally control signs along the course.
      As a result, there are classes designed to include rally cars (see link)

      http://www.maxbmwmotorsport.com/stor...TS_CLASSES.pdf

      Consider it a single "Special Stage" run over and over again - Saturday = practice, Sunday = fastest time wins.

      Could be a great event for anyone looking test new equipment, shake out a recent repair, or just squeeze in another event for their rally car or bike this season.
      Example: Getting ready for Black River Stages? Climb Ascutney is fully paved, but timing.scoring, seed factors and course controls will be very close to the Atlantic Rally/RallyMoto Championship standard. A great chance to dial in your equipment and become familiar with rally controls!

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      08-14-2012 06:27 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by HP2Joe View Post
      Sorry you can't make it this time Steve - really love the crazy VW's you normally bring to the hillclimbs!
      Crazy? You haven't see the crazy car yet..... next summer she will hit the hills again! (well, if you saw the old Tub Too turbo green Rabbit, yeah, I guess that was nuts)

      Looking forward to the always cool motorcycle-people-productions video after the event.



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