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Old July 27th   #1
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Crow Mountain Hill Climb

Hi everyone, just joined Huntsville Car Scene, known Samir for several years.
I am with Tennessee Valley SCCA and we will have our 7th annual Crow Mountain Hill Climb the 1st and 2nd of Oct. this year. It will be held on County Rd 33, 9 miles north of Scottsboro Al. on a 1.85 mile section of paved mountain road. 720' elevation change with switchbacks and high speed sections all of it lined with either rock faces, ditches and 20' + drop offs covered with trees, little room for error. I am worker chief this year and would like to invite every one to come and enjoy the show. We have spectator areas to watch from and shuttle buses to carry people up and down the mountain. $5 per person or $10 per car parking fee. Some of the best viewing areas are out of sight of the spectators and only seen by the corner workers. The corner workers are there for the saftey of the drivers and to keep race control informed about what is happening on the course. I am looking for volunteers to help man the course. You will have a front row seat on course, free lunches and there will be a worker party Sat. night after the race. We have a huge paddock for the cars and plenty of room to camp. The Miata club and North Al. Birtish Motor Society have manned the same corners every year, bringing grilles and having a great time. I am looking for groups or individuals to help this year.
This is where I started corner working and it led me to working SCCA road races, pro races like the Petit LeMans, a 1000 mile or 10hr race every year at Road Atlanta, or Historic races with F1 and Indy cars, Trans Am, Can Am and every other type car you can think of. There is alot more to racing than just driving and spectating it takes alot of work behind the scenes so many ways to get involved. If this sounds like some thing that might interest you or your club e-mail me at rivermouse1@hotmail.com with any questions or to volunteer to help.
Every one have a great day.
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Great to see you on here Miles. Crow is an experience. As a worker, you will be just 20 feet away from cars that come screaming in and out of corners, get a great meal, hang with some of the fastest and nicest drivers in the southeast, and be a part of the long standing history of hillclimb races.

It's a bit of a drive, and can be a long day. But there's more than one person at each corner, so you can't get bored, and have time to rest.

The experience also allows you to become eligible for working at other races like Petit Lemans.

I haven't yet had time to process the Crow Mountain event coverage from 2010, but 2009, 2006, and 2005 are online and should give you a good feel for the event.

Check them out:
http://www.huntsvillecarscene.com/showthread.php?t=2031
http://www.huntsvillecarscene.com/showthread.php?t=2050
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More information on being a worker can also be found on the Crow Mountain Hillclimb website, www.crowmountainhillclimb.org:
http://www.crowmountainhillclimb.org...ourse-workers/
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Looks like Team Adrenalin just joined us again this year. Requested turn 3. These guys have to much fun, and have one of the best turns on the course. They use number boards and rate the drivers last run on there way back down the mountain. Their use of the "SHOW US BOOBS" sign is funny as it comes. Way to go guys and gals.
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Sweet! They're always a lot of fun.

Here's some pictures of Gina and the others working and making the signs:












It's a fun time, but it's work too. In 2009, Rich Shafer crashed at this corner and the corner workers sprung into action with amazing speed. They did their job well. And there's plenty of experience at this corner to learn from if you're new to corner working.
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Wow now that looks like fun! lol. I would love to run that as well. Just have to do a few extra mods to the Balt before that happens. Still not happy with it's handling. Even tho I have yet to get it to spin around on me, had it sideways the other day due to a moron that can't drive that almost hit 5 cars then almost hit my car. I hate to say this but yes after I stopped sliding I hit the e-brake and jumped out of my car. I was furious! Told him he needed to park that Mustang since oviously he can't drive (a few other choice words thrown in there). I'll tell ya more about it tonight Samir, you'll understand why I jumped out on the guy.
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This is more than just your normal modded cars. These are specially prepared cars that are part of the SCCA Time Trials program. Basically, think road racing...and all of the expenses that come with that.
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When I get the money up I will . I'm not too big on the if thing, I want to be positive about this lol. I love racing, legally. So maybe one day when I'm like 50 or 60 I'll be out there lol.
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It's the biggest thrill of all, but it's also a straight cliff down the side of a mountain on hillclimbs--not worth it to me. But I'm all for those that want to do it!
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Looks like this may be one of the best Crow Mountain Hill Climbs yet. We already have several cars signed up and we are still a month out. There are still some good corners left. Like I said the best way to watch this event is to work a corner! If you can set up a cone and wave a flag I can find you a corner. We have EMTs and wreckers to handle anything bad, we just need eyes and ears on the mountain to report to race control and wave a flag to stop the next car. This is a side of racing that most people do not see or know about. Contact me at rivermouse1@hotmail.com and I will answer any questions you may have. Until then come out to Huntsville Speedway Saturday and join us at the RallyX, you can even catch a ride along in one of the cars on course at speed. This is a fun low budget form of racing. We try to have a event once a month, come join us.
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I would rather drive but I am willing to work a corner. Hopefully I'll have my license and can compete in it next year

^Chris. Somehow israel's acct is still logged in on my iPad...
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I would rather drive but I am willing to work a corner. Hopefully I'll have my license and can compete in it next year

^Chris. Somehow israel's acct is still logged in on my iPad...
I was wondering...
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You need to have a non-novice race license to compete in this if I remember correctly, right?
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You need to have a non-novice race license to compete in this if I remember correctly, right?
This falls under SCCA Time Trials so you'd have to look at their licensing requirements. But the other requirements is the car. It has to be logged and built to specs. And both car and driver need to have been in previous races in that year's series.
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Hill Climbs require a level 4 SCCA Time Trails License and the car has to pass saftey tech and have a log book. Your personal saftey grear has to pass tech also, we hold a school every spring at Talladega Gran Prix Track, you can get a TT license there.We will have one more TT at Talladega this year Nov. 5,6. This will be the last TT of the year.
Smyly@TFR we will be glad to have you, I will send you a e-mail.
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Thank you for the clarification Miles. And cLc (Chris) is the one interested in the license. He did a stellar job of winning the novice class at the last autocross in a car he had never autocrossed before.

Will he need a prepped car for the TT at TGPR?
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We have a PDX that a street car in safe condition ( good tires, brakes, no leaks, at least a factory seat belt, ect.) can run in.
We will also need volunteers to staff this race, and have a discounted price for the workers.
It will be a 2 day event, you can work 1 day and get a discounted rate to run the PDX the next. We usually have worker laps at the end of the day, work the TT get 30 min. of track time, these will be at a slower pace but still fast enough to cook your brakes if you are not careful. Again he can e-mail me at rivermouse1@hotmail.com and I can feel him in on the information. This is a great event to start flagging, we use all the road race flags and with the new format we run we have several cars on track at the same time.
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http://scca.orgYou should check Crow out, this is a TT also, you can meet some of the drivers that will be at Talladega. See what kind of saftey mods have to be made to run TT's. We will have a booth at Crow with pamplets about all the different things we do. You will find everyone will be eager and willing to help you anyway they can.
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Our local forum can be found at http://www.tvrscca.org

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