‘This is a dream come true’: Pine Mountain Hillclimb kicks off in Bell County


BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – Sounds of revving engines and screeching tires were just a few highlights from an event that has long been in the making. “We’ve been working on this for a long time,” Tim Suddard said. “The minute my friends at the SCCA said ‘hey we need some help with this,’ we jumped right in. I think it’s a lot of fun, it’s such a beautiful place to spend a weekend.” The Backroads of Appalachia along with Grassroots Motorsports and the Sportscar Club of America all came together to bring sportscars from all over the world to Pineville. “This is great,” Mike Cobb said. “The folks there at the park have been fabulous with us as well and it’s just been a great event. I couldn’t imagine a better inaugural event, I guess just to sum it up.” Wagner is not the only one sharing in that sort of joy either. “It couldn’t be better. We come in last night, had a good reception there last night,” Martin Donnelly said. “Got a police escort into town, all the cars, you don’t see that often, and everyone was great. Got back and chilled out last night and this beautiful weather, you couldn’t beat it.” Copyright 2021 WYMT. All rights reserved.