The fall thunder returns to the mountains of the Teton
Range, Sept. 12 - 14, 2008
.....in the form of high horsepower racing machines!
The annual Rotary Teton Hillclimb race is held on the
access road to the Grand Targhee Resort, located near Alta, Wyoming and
Driggs, Idaho. The lodges, pit area, and race headquarters are all
located at the top of the course, making Grand Targhee Resort an
excellent host facility for the hillclimb race. The race course is an 8
turn, 2 mile section of full two lane, recently paved, excellent road
that climbs 500 feet in elevation, ending near the Grand Targhee Resort
with the finish line elevation at approximately 8000 feet. Some corners
are protected with guardrails or dirt embankments, but there is
significant exposure on the last several corners. The race will be run
with cars in assigned race groups, as the road must be open for local
traffic and public access every 30 minutes. Our goal is to accomplish 6
to 8 safe, timed runs for all drivers, depending on weather.
The hillclimb race is open to cars competing in
approximately 30 classes, including street cars, open wheel formula
cars, production based road race cars, and modified sports cars. Race
entry is limited to 60 drivers. A fun and delicious Saturday night
buffet dinner will be available at Grand Targhee Resort. There is no
fuel, auto parts, etc. available at the race site. Auto services are available
in the town of Driggs, Idaho, approximately ten miles from the resort.
The Rotary Teton Hillclimb is organized and staffed by the
Rotary Club of Teton Valley with the assistance of the Eastern Idaho
Sports Car Club, and is sanctioned by the Northwest Hillclimb
Association. If you have a good time at this event, please let these
people know. If you have complaints, let us know so that we can improve
the race next year. As always, safety first, and have a great time. If
you are interested in sports cars and/or hillclimbs but do not want to
race, please consider becoming a volunteer corner worker and enjoy the
weekend watching great cars and racing in the mountains. Corner workers
do get the best seats to see the race! The funds raised by the Rotary Club
of Teton Valley will be primarily used to support our scholarship
program for deserving high school seniors. Our goal is to enjoy the
cars, have fun racing, enjoy the fellowship of the racers and their
families and good food in the evenings. What a great way to end the
Northwest Hillclimb season, please come and enjoy it with us!
John Hansford , Event Chairman
Complete information and entry forms can be obtained by
clicking on the menu buttons at the top of this page and right column
of this page,
Or by calling:
John Hansford at 1-800-320-0527 or 208-456-2560,
or email: HANSFORD@DRAWKNIFE.COM
Or contact us by mail at:
Rotary Teton Hillclimb, c/o Drawknife Billiards, 516 North Highway 33,
Tetonia, ID 83452.
Alternate contact is John Atchison, in Idaho Falls at 208-552-6456.
or email: Half Fast Racing
The Rotary Teton Hillclimb is sanctioned by the Northwest
Hillclimb Association, and held under the
rules and car classifications.
new road (2002 to present)
old road (1995 - 1998)