The race was first run from 1964 to 1980 and is back to stay! The course for this year is about 3/4 mile with 8 turns. All this is just a short walk from the shores of Lake Michigan.
During its original running some of the best cars of their time made their way up the hill such as Austin Healey’s, Jaguar E-Type’s, AMC Gremlin’s, Formula Ford and V’s, Triumph’s, Corvette’s, Porsche’s and even a Ferrari or two.
At the first revival the HillClimb saw an entry list ranging from a Formula Ford to a Modified Circle Track car - which actually won! This is the fifth year of its revival and looks to be bigger and better.
The hillside offers fantastic spectating as the cars wind their way up the hill spectators can sit nearly above the race cars – close, but safe from the action.
Parc Expose will be in downtown Empire letting spectators get up close and personal with the race cars before they make their way up the hill.
We look forward to many years of vintage cars, modified's, rally cars, sports cars, open wheel cars, you name it, all making their way up the hill.
Entries: The Empire Hill Climb will have a total of 40 entries. 30 Entries will be first come first served of those who register through motorsportreg.com after the regular entry period is opened. The remaining 10 entries will be designated at the discretion of the Empire Hill Climb committee. Those 10 selected entries will be announced approximately five weeks prior to the event. Entrants will be notified by email, and posted on the entry list available online. If there are entrants remaining on the wait list after final selections, they will be notified of their position on the wait list and will be entered in order pending any cancellations or withdrawals.
There will be five competition classes as follows:
Class 1 – NA 2.0 litre and less, FI up to 1.0 litre
Class 2 – NA 2.1 - 3.9 litre, FI 1.1 - 1.9 litre
Class 3 – NA 4.0 litre and up, FI 2.0 and up.
Vintage – (trophies only, not for prizes, may dual enter in appropriate class)
Exhibition – (Will not qualify for prizes)
All vehicles must have the following safety equipment at a minimum: driver restraints, roll bar or cage, fire extinguisher. Vehicles shall meet the safety requirements for the class in which they are logbooked. Material and dimension of tubing can be found on Pages 3 and 4 of the SCCA® TIME TRIAL RULES, Track Trials & Hill Climb, Driver Information (link is found on the first page of the Supplemental Regulations).
Required driver safety equipment can be found on Page 2 of the above referenced SCCA® TIME TRIAL RULES.
Registration Fee - $95
LocationWilco Rd, Empire, MI 49630
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