Partners and Hosts

Support those who Support us

Support those who Support us

Summit Racing - Summit Racing offers a one-stop solution for everything a first-time HillClimb competitor needs, from a helmet, driving suit, racing seat, fire suppression system, and everything in between. SCCA Members receive a 10% discount.

Hoosier Racing Tire - Hoosier Racing Tire is proud to support Appalachian HillClimbers through their famed tire contingency program. Each eligible class champion will receive a pair of tires with second and third places receiving a tire each. To register, click here, select "SCCA SOLO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP/NATIONAL SERIES," and agree to terms - be sure to type out your hillclimb class (no abbreviations, please) when you submit your information!

Grassroots Motorsports - Grassroots Motorsports magazine is your personal guide to the Sports Car world. Join them behind the scenes and learn more about what motorsports has to offer and how to make your car better along the way. SCCA Members receive $5 off subscription.

Backroads of Appalachia - Backroads of Appalachia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting motorsports in the Southeast along with a goal of improving local tourism through support of Appalachian HillClimb Series events and their beneficial relationships with host communities.

9 Lives Racing - 9 Lives Racing supports the Appalachian HillClimb Series through two awards to be given at each event. The first is for the fastest overall time for a true street car - has doors, has a license plate, can be driven into town for date night. The second award is a "areo-stater-certificate" to 9 Lives Racing, given to the fastest production car on the hill with no aftermarket aero bits.

SCCA – The Sports Car Club of America hosts about ten HillClimb events each year, providing the necessary sanctions and insurance needed to run the event in a safe and fun environment.

Host Regions

Central Carolinas Region - Central Carolinas Region, or CCR for short, was founded in 1960 and is in the Southeast Division right in the middle of South and North Carolina. CCR and its 830-plus regional members put together 11 or more Autocross events and 3-4 HillClimb and Track events each year, drawing upwards of 200 drivers each. Check out their website for more information and upcoming events:

East Tennessee Region – East Tennessee Region also known as ETR was founded in 1959 and is located in the Southeast Division in Tennessee all the way up the border of North Carolina. They host more than 10-12 Autocross & Rallycross events for their 350-plus members each year. Check out their website for more information and upcoming events:

Blue Ridge Region – The Blue Ridge Region, founded in 1981, is one of SCCA’s younger regions and is located in the Southeast Division in the western region of Virginia. A well-established and robust autocross program has historically been the Region’s main focus. The Blue Ridge Region offers 10-plus Solo events to their 225-plus members each year while promoting surrounding motorsport events of all types. Check out their website for more information and upcoming events:

Event Hosts

Pine Mountain HillClimb is held in Pineville, KY at the Pine Mountain State Resort Park. Pine Mountain is a mountain ridge in the Appalachian Mountains running through Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. The entire ridge extends about 125 miles from Pioneer, Tennessee, to a location near Elkhorn City, Kentucky. Birch Knob, the highest point, is 3,273 feet above sea level and is located on the Kentucky-Virginia border.

Things to do year-round:

The Dragon HillClimb is held in Robbinsville, NC at the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. A few minutes from the Kilmer Forest is the start of a dead-end road to Maple Springs Overlook. This approximate 4.5-mile stretch of pavement gains over 1,000 feet of elevation and up at the top is a boardwalk built on the side of the mountain with spectacular unobstructed panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains to the north.

Things to do year-round:

Flag Rock HillClimb is held in Norton, VA in the Flag Rock Recreational Area. The Flag Rock Recreation Area is located three miles above downtown Norton on the lower slopes of High Knob. The thousand-acre park includes 25 developed acres and a variety of outdoor adventures.

Things to do year-round: