WOLLONGONG Sporting Car Club will be celebrating its 60th anniversary when it hosts round eight of the 2013 NSW Hill-climb Championship Series on Sunday, September 8.
Hill-climbing is a motorsport competition where cars race against the clock over a set course, including two rounds at the famous Mt Panorama circuit.
The local event takes place at Huntley Hill, a 700-metre steep uphill climb which once served as the Huntley Colliery access road.
Tim Edmondson (outright record holder at 18.54 seconds) will return as favourite in the Gould GR55B, powered by a 3.5-litre McLaren V8 engine derived from American Indy Cars, and reaching speeds up to 200km/h on the steep, narrow 700-metre course.
His main competitor is likely to be Ron Hay in the Synergy Dallara. This former Japanese F3 car is a super lightweight and has been modified to accept a Synergy 2.4-litre engine, designed in New Zealand especially for hill-climbing.
The event will be held at the far western end of Avondale Road, Dapto. Admission is $2.
For more details, visit wscc.org.au.
An anniversary dinner will be held at Dapto Leagues Club on Saturday, September 7.
Bookings: 0406 003 580.