Revheads set to peak

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Revheads set to peak

The South Eastern Automobile Club (SEAC) opens the 2024 competition season with the Twin Peaks Hillclimb.

The event will be held at Port MacDonnell’s Western Roadway area, west of the lighthouse, to be run on February 10 and 11.

With the 70 strong field filled by an eager bunch of racers, the entry allowance filling in a couple of hours and many more on the waiting list, hoping to get a run in this very popular event.

There are two tracks that make this event one to test the skills of the driver and the setup of the car.

The first 1.3km track is quite tight and has a couple of tricky corners to catch the driver out.

Add to that a sprinkle of sand, blown across the road throughout the day, changing the grip level continually and you have quite a few cars off the track.

The second 1.7km track is more open and is much more about car control at high speed, with a slow corner at each end and a chicane placed mid track to slow the cars to a safer speed.

Times are collated from each track for each day’s competition with the driver with the quickest times for both days being the winner of the event.

Road access is closed off to the public both days, at 8am, so all entrants’ vehicles must be in the pit area prior to the cut off time.

Drivers briefing takes place 8am Saturday and 7.30am Sunday, with racing to commence soon after and to run all day.

Public access is allowed to this event, but cars must be parked along the roadway and then walk into the viewing areas, or, into the pit area at the lookout, to see and talk with the competitors.

Catering will be at the event both days, so good food and drinks are available at the pit area.

The entry list has some very fast car/driver combinations in it, including previous winners and some very capable steerers of all ages, looking to do their absolute best over the two days of competition.

Trophy presentation will be done soon after conclusion of competition on Sunday, after the results have been double checked.

Director Paul Height and his team of assistants are looking for some good weather to ensure an enjoyable event for those making it happen.

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