WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca held the first-ever Corkscrew Hillclimb and Community Day last year and it proved to be quite the hit – so much so that they are currently accepting entries for the second annual Corkscrew Hillclimb that’s scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 20.
The course will see drivers running on the track in reverse heading towards Turn 11 and crossing the finish line after cresting the hill at Turn 8, also known as The Corkscrew.
2023 Corkscrew Hillclimb - Bigger than Before
The event has expanded somewhat this year – it now features three groups of cars. The “Historic” category is for classic race cars that participate in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The “OEM” class will include newer, non-racing cars from all types of manufacturers, while the “Exhibition/Speciality” class will hold the cars that don’t quite fit into the other classes, such as the 1,000 horsepower Corvette from Matt Field and the “Doc Hudson” Hornet that was showcased last year.
So far a wide array of cars have applied that range from a 1925 Bugatti T35 to a 1976 Lotus Type 77 Formula One car. There’s even a 2011 Chevrolet NASCAR Cup car looking to climb the hill this year!
Entries are limited so owners of racing and specialty cars are encouraged to apply for entry now. Each competitor will climb The Corkscrew three times – one practice session and two timed sessions. The entry form can be located here.