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    Pinkham, Notch, NH - Sports Car Club of New Hampshire officials, working closely with representatives from Rally America, Inc., announced today that the 2014 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb taking place at the Mt. Washington Auto Road in Pinkham Notch, Gorham, NH June 26-29, 2014 will also serve as a full-points round of the 2014 Rally America National Championship.

    “We’re excited to welcome Rally America and its national championship teams to the 2014 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb”, stated Sports Car Club of New Hampshire President, Terry Murphy IV. “This hillclimb has a tremendous history that includes rally teams since the hillclimb returned in 1990. Having up to twenty of Rally America’s top national teams competing for national championship points here next June will not only provide for some great competition in the Rally America National Championship, but provide a great opportunity for spectators to watch these extremely talented teams test their skills at what is referred to by many as the most technical automotive hillclimb in the world.”

    Although the Rally America teams will be competing for traditional hillclimb awards at Mt. Washington, the recorded times the rally teams post in the two half-course timed sessions on Friday and again on Saturday, as well as the two full-course timed runs they post on Sunday, will be combined to provide them with a total of six “competition stages”– just like a regular Rally America National Championship event where the lowest combined times after completing a series of competition stages determines the class winners. Rally America officials will use the times their teams post on Friday, Saturday & Sunday to determine placement in the four Rally America National Championship categories which include Overall, Super Production, 2-Wheel Drive and B-Spec.

    "The 2014 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb will infuse more excitement into the Rally America National Championship,” added Bill Fogg, Sr., Rally America President. "It’s a varied format from our traditional rally, a new event, a new challenge for our top national teams who want to add this one-of-a-kind accolade to their rally racing resumes. I attended this hillclimb in 2011 and saw firsthand how wildly competitive it can be. I am very excited to have Rally America as a part of Mt. Washington's amazing history and to include our drivers in this storied competition."

    The 2014 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb will consist of seventy five teams competing for bragging rights in a total of eight separate classes June 26-29, 2013 - the top class being the Open Class where high horsepower and creativity will play a key factor. The field of eight classes will also include two rally classes for the Rally America invitational teams - one class for 2-wheel drive cars and one class for all-wheel drive cars - four distinct hillclimb classes (H1, H2, H3 & H4) which will be filled with a variety of highly skilled drivers and specialized race cars, primarily from the New England Hillclimb Association. In addition, a group of up to ten invited drivers competing in rare vintage race cars, many with a history of competing at Mt. Washington and other well-known venues from around the world will round out the seventy five car field.
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    Full championship points awarded for an event limited to 20 rally cars? Huh? Who decides who can go and who can't?
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    And in case you didn't notice they moved STPR to a week earlier May 30 & 31, same weekend as Olympus.
    No one thinks to put the handbrake on when the car is on its roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nav77 View Post
    And in case you didn't notice they moved STPR to a week earlier May 30 & 31, same weekend as Olympus.
    Oh man, I wonder how many teams are going to have to make the tough decision to go to which event... They are only 3,000 miles apart!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Towona View Post
    Full championship points awarded for an event limited to 20 rally cars? Huh? Who decides who can go and who can't?
    Gee, I wonder...$ talks...Good luck to all who want to enter! Should be a great event, just going to be less of the local guys.
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    4 total runs, 28 miles? Is that correct? So what we consider a co-ef 1 rally sprint basically. 3 days to get that. Makes perfect sense .

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    Well, at least this topic will take the heat off of the rally school thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTYooper View Post
    Well, at least this topic will take the heat off of the rally school thread...
    Maybe we should start an Indiegogo campaign to help fund teams looking for the $2000 its going to cost to run Mt. Washington...
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    Quote Originally Posted by spalind View Post
    Maybe we should start an Indiegogo campaign to help fund teams looking for the $2000 its going to cost to run Mt. Washington...
    I doubt $2000 will cover the cost of this event to run.

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