HILLCLIMB – GIPPSLAND – The second round of the Victorian Hillclimb Championship for 2019 is to be held at the Bryant Park hillclimb track, on Saturday 16th February, located on Bill Schulz Drive, Yallourn. It is a twilight meeting, starting at 1pm. Come and see Australia’s hillclimb stars including local champion Brett Hayward. Admission is free.
Victorian Hillclimb Championship heats up
The 2019 Victorian Hillclimb Championship is heating up with Round 2 of the seven – round copetition coming to Gippsland at Bryant Park, Yallourn, on Saturday 16th February. The competition starts at 1pm, a twilight meeting and will run into the evening.
Many competitors will be coming from all over Victoria to win this prestigious event. The battle for outright fastest will be contested between Gippsland’s local Brett Hayward, a previous championship winner. Another exciting rising star is Greg Ackland, also from Leongatha, who will be in with a chance, and also local Fred Galli. All are driving lightweight and powerful cars built especially for the specialised sport of hillclimbing.
The event is provides a perfect day out for all the family. with free spectator entry, immaculate and family – friendly grounds and full catering available. A big crowd is expected to come and see some of the finest, fastest and most precise drivers in Victoria competing in their magnificent machines.
Who is the Gippsland Car Club? THE SPORT OF HILLCLIMBING
The 2018 Australian Hillclimb Championships will be run at the Gippsland Car Club from the 25th to the 28th of October. Gippsland Car Club is located on Bill Schulz Road Yallourn in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The event is expected to attract approximately 140 competitors and grid spots are filling very quickly. This is the fourth time that the Australian Hillclimb Championship has been held at Bryant Park.
A hillclimb is defined as a single car speed event along a track or a course of more than 200 metres in length. A track normally has a variety of gradients and corners. Drivers compete against the clock, with the competitor recording the lowest time for the course being the winner of the event. This year’s championship will be conducted on a track format that covers approximately 1300 metres.
The current race track was opened in 2008. It is a figure eight construction with a total circuit distance of approximately 1800 metres. By constructing the circuit in this manner, it enables the club to run numerous track configurations. This lends itself to presenting ever changing driving challenges to our regular competitors. The Bryant Park facility is arguably the best purpose built Hillclimb track in Australia.
Entry is open to a vast array of cars. We have entries from competitors wanting to test out their road registered cars all the way through to purpose built high end open wheel race cars. The racing should be close and exciting across the various classes with a number of national class record holders competing at the event. This includes the current and two former Australian Hillclimb Champions.
Spectator entry to the event is free of charge. Most areas of the track and pits are accessible to spectators. This gives spectators a great opportunity to have a good look at the vehicles and have a chat with the drivers and their pit crews. The event will be well catered, with a number of food and coffee vans attending, The food vans will be complemented by our regular canteen, which provides an excellent selection of food and drinks.
More information regarding the 2019 Victorian Hillclimb Championship and the club’s regular calendar of events, can be found on our Facebook Page (@gippslandcarclubbryantpark) or Webpage https://gippslandcarclub.com.au Competitor information and entry details are available on the CAMS Entry Portal or for those who don’t have computer access.