Just in time for this year’s running of the real Hillclimb event, iRacing has released the Mount Washington course as its first-ever point-to-point Hillclimb race for the online racing platform.
This early access version features two configurations, being Hillclimb and Descent. iRacing is hosting numerous Mount Washington Time Attack competitions in a wide range of vehicles.
Towering at 6,288 feet, Mount Washington is the highest peak in the northeastern United States and the sixth-highest isolated mountain in all of North America. The Mount Washington Auto Road was completed in 1861, stretching 7.6 miles and climbing 4,618 feet from base to summit at an average gradient of 11.6%. The road is both open to private vehicles and guided tours, and “THIS CAR CLIMBED MOUNT WASHINGTON” bumper stickers are prevalent throughout New England.
In 1904, the inaugural Mount Washington Hillclimb Auto Race was hosted. Held sporadically over the past century, the “Climb to the Clouds” is nonetheless the oldest auto race in the country. Its latest revival as a full-blown race came in 2011 as a tri-annual event, and each edition of the race since 1956 has seen a new record time set by the winner. The most recent record was set by Travis Pastrana in 2017.
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