Last week, Senior VP of Product Development at iRacing Greg Hill officially announced that the famous Mt. Washington Hillclimb will be coming to iRacing online racing service and that the course will release as an early access version in time for this year’s real-world event.
The announcement was accompanied by a few in-game screens. Now iRacing published the first in-game teaser video, showcasing the Subaru Motorsports USA WRX STI of Travis Pastrana climbing to the Clouds on Mt. Washington.
The Mt. Washington Hillclimb is known as the Climb to the Clouds, a thrilling car race from the base of the Mt. Washington Auto Road to the 6,288’ summit. The race has a three-day format, with practice runs on half of the mountain on Friday and Saturday morning. The practice location on either the lower half or the upper half of the mountain depends on the weather.
On race day, each competitor makes two full runs of the technical, steep, and winding mountain road, once in the morning, and once in the afternoon. The field of 80 cars leave the starting line one minute apart from each other to tackle the 7.6 mile Auto Road.
The Auto Road is the oldest man-made attraction in the United States, predating the Indianapolis 500 and the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. It typically takes a car and driver about 30 minutes to reach the summit. The Mt. Washington Hillclimb race is a rare chance to see extreme drivers test their mettle on this extraordinary terrain.
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