Entries open for 2014 Willall Mount Alma Mile Hillclimb
- 11th March 2014, 11:30pm
Entries are now open for the 6th Willall Mount Alma Mile Hillclimb, to be held on April 5 and 6 at the popular closed road course at Inman Valley, 10km South of Victor Harbor in the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula district of Hindmarsh Valley.
The Willall Mount Alma Mile is solidly cementing its place as an iconic and eagerly anticipated event on the South Australian motorsport calendar, and the 2014 running of the Mile is shaping up to be no different.
“The motorsport community recognise Mount Alma as a real test of both man and machine. Mount Alma is one of, if not the fastest hillclimb in Australia, and competitors love the excitement and adrenalin rush of reaching speeds up to 200km/h in some cases,” says Michael Clements, Willall Mount Alma Mile Clerk of Course.
The outright title battle of previous years looks set to continue from the very first run, with entries already received from past winners Kevin Mackrell (260Z V8) and Kevin Weeks (Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera). Mackrell will be fighting hard to put the bad luck of his 2013 accident behind him, and Weeks returns with significant modifications to his featherweight Lamborghini as he aims to make it two victories in a row up the twisting 1.6km course.
Further down the field the battle for class victories and bragging rights will be just as intense, with many competitors choosing to tackle the mount in their homebuilt specials, lightly modified sports cars and daily drivers.
The unique formula of the Willall Mount Alma Mile returns in 2014, where victory is determined by the accumulated time taken for all runs over the two-day competition. The system rewards consistent drivers and reliable vehicles, as one wrong move or a mechanical failure could spell disaster for an outright result and has the added benefit that spectators get to see each car attempt the maximum number of runs.
On Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of regular competition, the top twelve places for two and four wheel drive vehicles will be decided in a winner-takes-all shootout, providing a thrilling and climatic conclusion to the event.
Adelaide-based performance specialists, Willall Industries, are back as the title sponsor for the event, and will have several of their own and their customers' vehicles battling for outright and class victories. The Willall Mount Alma Mile is further supported by Shannons Insurance, ASP, Clemco Almonds and Adelaide-based motoring website Any Given Reason.
The Willall Mount Alma Mile is organised by volunteers from the Southern Districts Car Club and Ultimate Motorsport Events, and continues the push to grow affordable yet exciting grassroots motorsport events that are accessible to both competitors and spectators alike.
Entries are now open, and close on March 31.
For more information including full supplementary regulations and the official entry form, or to volunteer your time as an event official, visit www.mountalmamile.com
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