Final event in the New England Hillclimb Series to take place this weekend

Mt. Philo will close at noon on Friday, Oct. 19, and stay closed through Sunday, Oct. 21, for the Historic Mount Philo Hillclimb, sponsored by the Sports Car Club of Vermont. The hill climb is a speed event up the mountain road with drivers racing against the clock.

Club personnel will set up and sweep the hill starting Friday at noon, and the hill will be closed on Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. to anyone not directly involved in the event.

On Saturday, drivers will spend the day doing practice runs on the hill. And on Sunday, drivers will finish their practice runs in the morning and at 1:15 p.m. begin their timed runs up the hill. At 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, the awards presentation will be held at the summit lodge.

For the practice runs and the race itself, spectators are permitted only in the area below the start line.