Running a HillClimb Doesn’t Always Require a Radical Build | Video

https://www.youtube.com/embed/s-ztxNLlHEY

Here’s a look from inside the cockpit of Ryan Cheek’s 2006 Ford Mustang GT as it attacks the sharp turns and steep inclines of the 2021 Pine Mountain Hillclimb Presented by Grassroots Motorsports.

Telemetry during the run is included and, as an added bonus, we’re also treated to an in-depth walk-around of the Mustang after the run.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/14/21 2:59 p.m.

Is that a dog wearing a hoodie at the start? Small person? Jawa? Just a weird perspective? 

Fugaku
Fugaku New Reader
5/15/21 10:01 a.m.

Huh, I didn't realize you didn't need a rollcage. I guess that means you need to be careful but the accessibility of the event is nice.

Kubotai
Kubotai New Reader
5/15/21 10:14 a.m.

In reply to Fugaku :

Generally, the roll bar / cage requirements depend on the level of prep. on the car.  For some of the mostly stock classes, you only need the roll bar.  For classes where you have more engine mods, engine swaps, etc. you need a full cage.  Different hillclimb groups run different classes so, you need to look into each event's rules to see what you'll need.

Sparkie
Sparkie New Reader
5/15/21 1:08 p.m.

Thank you for featuring Ryan's video! She's doing great things for women in motorsports, and is helping to introduce it to younger girls to get them excited about being into motorsports, and cars in general. I'm so proud of her, and proud to call her my friend! 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/17/21 1:46 p.m.

In reply to Sparkie :

It's a cool video that's big on enthusiasm. Happy to share it here on the site. 

Lof8 - Andy
Lof8 - Andy GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/19/21 9:28 a.m.

I was able to spectate the event and it sure looked cool!  Several drivers told me "its sketchy af!"  I can't wait to give it a try in the future.

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