The Cars of Knox Mountain Hill Climb


This blistering fast Honda S2000 won the GT-M class. Ryan Jones took the top spot in the #93 car with a time of 1:57.990. There is a lot of horsepower under the hood of this turbocharged rocket. 
2nd place went to the #2 Honda Prelude owned by Herbert Ruppe. This propane powered turbocharged car ran an amazingly fast 2:00.994 course time. 3rd place went to Bill Callaghan in the #341 Mazda RX-7 with a time of 2:02.562.
We are going to skip GT-O and meet them on the next page, so now we will take a look at GT-X where Cam Thorkelson and his beautiful orange Datsun 510 brought the car home first in class with a time of 2:04.322.
There were only two cars in this class and the second was Larry Sandham's gorgeous Vauxhall Mini #31 with a time of 2:07.550. The time was off of Larry's expectations and, unfortunately, the engine is now out of the car as there were some issues that seriously robbed the car of power.
I don't know if anyone knows how many full or partial runs that Bryan Fulton did during the weekend, but as the key mover and shaker behind making the Leavitt Machinery Knox Mountain Hill Climb be a well oiled machine, he was fantastic. There were some down times due to accidents and breakdowns, but that is unavoidable. Bryan and his team on the executive had an army, literally an army, of volunteers that made this weekend a success. On behalf of all drivers and teams, thank you greatly for making this happen.

This takes us to the last class to be reported on and they were absolutely flying. While they did not come close to the overall record set in 2007 by John Haftner running a Tui SuperVee with a time of 1:37.065, they were running some amazing times in their own right.


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