The Knox Mountain Hill Climb, closed by COVID-19 for two years, is set to return the May long weekend.
The two-year absence was difficult, says Garrett Mealing, one of the race organizers.
“It’s been tough for sure, we’ve still taken quite a bit over the last few years to get it off the ground and we kind of got shut down at the last minute. It was hard.
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Mealing is optimistic the event will go ahead as planned this year. His volunteers were waiting for him impatiently.
“We are really excited. We have a lot of interest this year. I think the drivers and spectators are excited to be back, so we are all hopeful that will happen. »
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The City of Kelowna is considering permanently closing Knox Mountain to vehicle use, but Mealing says that won’t affect the race because they have a special event permit.
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Registrations are not yet open to pilots. It will probably take place at the end of January, but Mealing hopes there will be a strong turnout.
“I think everyone’s been kind of locked down, so they can’t wait to get their cars out.”
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