Who will win the DRAGONSLAYER swords this time?

OR… is it time for someone NEW? May be YOU???

 

Dragon V Winners – Congrats for a fine drive!

These are shots of some of our winners by Kyle Barnett of RoadconePhoto     http://roadconephoto.smugmug.com/

Thanks Kyle… see his webpage for more shots !

 

Dragon V Hillclimb – What a weekend!

Note from the Event Manager 

“On behalf of the SCCA Central Carolinas Region Members and it’s Board of Directors, I would like to thank all of our drivers, crew, spectators and event staff that came together to make this another unforgetable weekend in Robbinsvile, NC. 

Fourteen new novice drivers and many new cars including a Legends car, a TR8, a Firehawk Camaro, another 914-6, a Megabusa and an Alfa Romeo GTV! We enjoyed beautiful weather all weekend and while the sun was hot our lovely Umbrella Girls kept us in the shade while sitting in line for our runs. THANKS to the Cheerleaders from Robbinsville High School! Special thanks to our event staff… Registration with Vicki, Sue, Melissa and Jessica went very smoothly as Mark and Steve ran tech. Don Drennon led our workers beautifully as they handled situations, kept the course clean and runs in order. Timing and Scoring with Rich and gang has NEVER RUN BETTER. The hard wire system and work put in by so many has helped us to have a solid system… great job by our timing and scoring team and pre-event work by Steve Eckerich. Live timing and scoring worked well and Steven showed me locations all over where people were tracking our event and watching our scores from as far away as the Phillipines. Our grid was well run by Lance and our stewards/ race control / starters kept our drivers rolling and safe. Great social and the ribeyes were wonderful. The support from Robbinsville area was awesome… tourism helped us with advertising, planning, getting us grandstands and jersey barriers lined up, Sheriff’s department handled security both nights, Chamber covered parking for us both days and Graham County Transit authority shuttle buses ran great all weekend. Graham County EMS, Rescue Squad and Snow Bird Fire Department kept us safe and took great care of us. Ellers Wrecker service was pretty bored…and they LIKE that. 

I would like to personally thank the Board of CCR… this is a great bunch to work with. Many worked behind the scenes in planning and many of them (and their wives) worked directly at the event… all spent a lot of hours to help make this event possible. They have supported this part of our region’s offerings not only because hillclimbing is a growing sport but because this is re-igniting a part of our Carolina’s regions history… Hillclimbing is what we we were known for in Southeastern motorsports. Aside from great motorsports competition, our hillclimbs are getting attention from the “outside” through spectators. They are bringing in new members, drivers and workers. And most importantly, it is bring sports car people together… to race, to socialize, to share, network and form new friendships and re-establish past acquaintances. What we are doing is larger and more far reaching than we realize. It gives us great memories to get through rough days in our lives and it gives us something to look forward to… doing it AGAIN.

We had many representatives from the media including John Webber, a contributing editor to Grassroots Motorsports and Classic Motorsports magazines. Dustin Webb was kind enough to take him for an exhibition run and let him experience sheer terror first hand on the hill!  TJ Theodore also gave Tabitha Mylar, (Graham County Tourism Director) a run and she enjoyed it immensely. Our drivers and event staff did a great job as ambassadors for our sport… I heard many reports from spectators and kids that really appreciated how we dealt with them, the tourism and entertainment we brought to the area. THANK YOU… all for a wonderful weekend. 
Looking back, it is hard to believe that this was Dragon V… but I am more excited about what it is yet to come. Cory Friedman informed me … it is time to make another appearance and he will be bringing something “a bit faster” to Dragon VI.  Heikki and Cameron are pushing each other and making a very entertaining rivalry. Jeremy Deitzel is planning on returning and I am sure he will be ready. There are some other cars/drivers we have not seen yet that have informed me they are coming and would like to leave the hill Sunday with a sword! You can bet that the hill record is going to fall next time we “Rock the Hill in Robbinsville!” Individual classes are heating up and more class records are getting challenged. What we have had at Dragon I, II, II, IV and V has been great… but the best is YET TO BE! ”   – Ted Theodore

Final Results

Raw Results 

Video from Rajat  Mazda Miata

Video from Nadine   Porsche 914-6

Video from Shane  Chevy Corvette

New Dragon Sponsor!

We are pleased to welcome a new sponsor to the Dragon Hillclimb series!

The nice folks at www.TrackDecals.com  are giving one course map decal to each driver who enters the Dragon V Hillclimb! These decals look great and will be a great reminder of our course and hillclimb! Please go to their website and see their other offerings… and be sure to thank them at the event or when placing orders. We appreciate our sponsors and need to let them know!

Also, thanks to Dustin Webb for working with them to make this happen! Thanks Dustin!

Looking for Lodging?

If you are looking for lodging, please check the Lodging tab on this website. There are  many great places to stay still available.

 

Brenda Artiss at Mountain Manor Hotel in downtown Robbinsville has 4 rooms available as of today… several are two bedroom! Her website is : http://mountainmanorhotel.com/

 

More lodging and travel & tourism information at :  http://www.grahamcountytravel.com/

 

If you are bringing the family, there are many great things to do in Robbinsville! Take a look here!

http://www.dragonhillclimb.com/2012/06/things-to-do-in-the-robbinsville-area/

REGISTRATION FOR DRAGON 5.0 IS UP!

http://www.myautoevents.com/pls/mae/frmEventDetail.Show?psevent_id=14221

For a full print out of Supplementary Event Rules click on the “Event Flyer Available Here” on this link.

 

Sign up today… the cap is 100 cars and from the response we are getting :

A. I would sign up EARLY to avoid a waiting list

B. I would get reservations early.

For more information on Lodging, click on the Lodging tab on this webpage. There are many great places to stay and we are continually finding great deals on rental chalets and lake houses with  3   &  4 bedrooms for $125 a night. Dividing that up, it pays to stay with friends!

See you at the Dragon 5.0

 

Need Hillclimb Lodging?

 

Tabitha Mylar, Director of of Graham County Travel and Tourism

Reports :  Hillclimb Accommodations

 

Here is a list of available accommodations during the SCCA Chasing the Dragon Hillclimb event, June 22-23, 2013.  This list will be updated.

  • Availability at The Ridge from June 16 and departing June 22. The Ridge is located on NC143 less than 5 miles from the event location and has a 30×50 garage. Link for info: Cherohala Vacation Rentals – The Ridge
  • Campsites and RV spots are still available at Hidden Waters RV Park & Campground, 5 miles S of Robbinsville on Tallulah Rd – call 828-479-3509
  • Fontana Village Resort has openings in the lodge, cabins & the campground – call for pricing 828-498-2211.
  • Hilton Lake Front (Lake Santeetlah), Bolders Bluff (Joyce Kilmer), Robins Ridge (IU Gap Rd – thru Sunday), Hidden Gem (Gladdens Creek), Hideaway (Stecoah Valley) are open.  Please call Diana Hutto at 828-479-6907 for details.
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