63rd Leavitt Machinery Knox Mountain Hill Climb takes place May 16-17, 2020 63rd Leavitt Machinery Knox Mountain Hill Climb takes place May 16-17, 2020 Photos by Brent Martin

2020 Leavitt Machinery Knox Mountain Hill Climb Preview

Written by  Brent Martin on Friday, 20 December 2019 19:19

The 63rd running of the Leavitt Machinery Knox Mountain Hill Climb takes place May 16-17, 2020 in the city of Kelowna, BC at Knox Mountain Park.

The hill climb is the longest annually running paved hill climb in North America and attracts the top drivers from throughout BC, Alberta and the Northwest United States. The hill climb is 2.2 miles (3.5 km) long and climbs 800 feet (245 meters) with a total of 9 turns from bottom to top for an average grade of 6.7%.

Cars are run one at a time, each trying to reach the top of the hill in the lowest elapsed time. Drivers/Cars compete in various classes from open wheel formula cars to various sports car & sedan classes including powerful high horsepower GT cars. There is also a vintage race car class that brings out some great old cars from the past.

Each driver hopes to be crowned ‘King of the Hill’ or ‘Queen of the Hill’ by posting the fastest time of the weekend. Each car gets one practice run & up to 7 timed runs over the course of the weekend.

There will also be a car corral at the bottom of the hill during both days. On Saturday night there will be live entertainment, beer garden and race cars on display at the bottom of the hill for spectators to view and interact with the racers.

The Leavitt Machinery Knox Mountain Hill Climb also supports numerous local charities again in 2020, giving back to the community.

More information about this great event, or to register, visit www.knoxmtnhillclimb.ca.

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