Knox Hillclimb for cancer
The Knox Mountain Hill Climb returned to Kelowna this weekend for the 57th year in a row to raise money for cancer research.
The event featured the rally race up Knox Mountain, a Knox Mountain car show and a Datsun car show which is run separately.
Bryan Fulton who has helped organize the event for 10 years, said this year the event is focusing on children with cancer.
"We raise money for the Canadian Cancer society and this year in particular, Camp Goodtimes which is for children dealing with cancer in their lives," he said.
Fulton said about 40 racers came to challenge the hill, compete for the local King of the Hill title and the Canadian National Hill Climb Championship.
The event typically attracts 2000 to 3000 people per day.
Roger Sieber has been racing for four years and came with his wife and son from Fort MacMurray for his third Knox Mountain Hill Climb.
However, in the practice run he rallied his car right off the track, causing some damage.
"Everything was fine, until I started braking," he said. "I had to use the mechanical hand brake, then hit the tire wall, then the dirt wall - that was the end of that."
"[Knox Mountain] is doing an awesome job, I hope they raise a lot of money."
He was not sure if he would be able to compete after damaging his front left brake line in the crash.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more Kelowna News
- Mt. Baldy may open this yr.Penticton / S. Okanagan - 3:47 pm
- Snow on 97CBC - 3:30 pm
- Canadian dies in avalancheWorld - 8:55 pm
- Distracted driving talesVernon / N. Okanagan - 8:00 pm
Kelowna Discussion Forum
Kelowna's Cultural District
Kelowna Road Closures
William R. Bennett Bridge
Tourism Kelowna Central Okanagan
District of Peachland
District of Lake Country
School District 23
Okanagan Regional Library