The 2022 Motorsport Australia National Speed and Auto Test season is fast approaching with many of the organising clubs beginning to finalise details before opening entries in the coming month.
One of those clubs close to finalising its regulations is the MG Car Club of Queensland, who will have the honour of hosting the Motorsport Australia Hill Climb Championship at Mt Cotton Hillclimb in October.
Although there are still some details to be ironed out, the club has confirmed the format for the 76th running of the Championship event, which will run over four days.
The competition will be held on 22-23 October and crews will have access to an official practice on the Friday, while some crews requiring every minute of preparation to get into shape can register a place in a free private practice on the Thursday.
Entries for the hill climb will open in early August via the Motorsport Australia portal, however already the two favourites in Dean Amos and Dean Tighe are amongst the big names to confirm their position in their event.
The duo has long had an entertaining rivalry in the Motorsport Australia Queensland Hill Climb Championship with Amos having the edge and the two are likely to be in the forefront for this year’s national title.
Outside of what will be one of the most highly anticipated hill climb title fights in recent years, the event will also enjoy a landmark moment with an impressive five senior positions held by women.
Clerk of the Course Mary Caplet, Deputy Clerk of Course Judy Evans, Chief Scrutineer Carmel Wilcox, Starter Leigh Evans and Event Secretary Annette Truscott all will be hard at work throughout the event, especially the latter, who was looking forward to finally getting the event up and going.
“We are well underway in our preparation for the event and the Regs are likely to be approved very soon ahead of the entries opening during the first week of August,” Truscott said.
“We’ve been waiting three years for this, and I think a lot of other people around the country are keen to come here, so I am confident to say it will be a big event.
“The local attention is certainly on the two Deans who have created a lot of spectator interest in the QHC over the past two years, but I think there may be a few others who might make it a very competitive day.
“There is also some very good rivalry within some of the other classes too so who knows who will win – I think it’s very exciting.
“I think it’s also exciting about all the senior positions filled by women – it shows that the MG Car Club of Queensland have a strong pathway for women to develop as officials here.”
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The Motorsport Australia Hill Climb Championship takes place at Mount Cotton in Queensland on 21-23 October.