Blue Mountain Region of the Sports Car Club of America has announced the details of the annual Pagoda HillClimb. This year’s event will be held June 22nd and 23rd just above City Park at the bottom of Duryea Drive.
The Pagoda HillClimb is an SCCA Time Trials event with cars competing one at a time with the goal to set the fastest single pass time in their class up the hill. The Start line is just a few feet up from the intersection of Clymer Street and Duryea Drive, and the Finish line about halfway between the intersection of Duryea Drive and Shearer Road as you approach the Pagoda. The length of the course is about 1.35 miles. Here is a map of the current course:
For those spectating: the competition is from 9am-4pm both days. Entry is by donation on site. Donations go to Pagoda-Skyline, Inc. which is a non-profit, citizen volunteer organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Pagoda, the Fire Tower and the Skyline Drive area.
Clymer St., between Walnut St. and Hill Rd., is closed off and this is where the cars pit. There is no dedicated parking. You can park anywhere in the area of Walnut St. and 13th St./Clymer St. or down in city park to access the lower portion of the course and the pits.
You can access Turns 2, 3, and 4 by walking up Lombard Street and hiking on a short path up the hill. There are Bleachers between turns 2 and 3. Turns 7 and 8 by parking near the intersection of Hill Rd and Hill Rd, and hiking up a short path in the woods. There are Bleachers between turns 7 and 8.
There will be a Shuttle Bus for spectators to take up the hill. Rider-ship is by donation with donations going to the Reading Recreation Center at Third and Spruce. Shuttle picks up from the intersection of Clymer St. and Hill Rd. For more details and weather info visit: bmr-scca.org/spectate