King of the Mountain

King of the Mountain 2020 | Starts: August 20 4PM | Ends: August 22 11PM | Driver Page

Welcome to KOTM 2.0! On August 20-22, 2020 UMI Motorsports Park will once again host the top autocross and Pro-Touring cars and drivers in the nation. We will run 100+ cars for two days on two separate courses with the goal of crowning a King of the Mountain. The top-32 drivers (16 vintage cars and 16 modern cars) will race under the lights in two separate ladders until the grand finale. One vintage muscle car will square off against its modern adversary and the winner will walk away with the big $10k check. Can Jeremy Swenson repeat in the modern rocket? Will a vintage muscle car become King? Will old age and treachery outduel youth and enthusiasm? Find out Saturday night August 22nd!

Qualifying for the 32 car shootout will take place on Friday and Saturday with free admission to the hill and stands. On Saturday evening the gates open at 5pm in preparation for the big shootout. Concessions will be available on site and Bangshift Chad Reynolds will once again emcee this exciting event.

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Forgeline
Hawks
Ron Francis
Turnone
Shed World
Bowler
Viking
Pro Touring
Baer
 
Track Open House
4PM-8PM

KOTM participants only

Day 1 Qualifying
8:30AM-4:30PM

Watch our 100 competitors take on course 1. Spectating is free.

Day 2 Qualifying
8:30AM-3:30PM

Course 2 goes live. Spectating is free.

Gates Open
5PM

Gates and Concessions Open for the Saturday Night Shootout. Tickets for entry required.

Parade Laps
7:30PM

Watch the 32 finalist warm their tires around the oval

Shootout
8PM-11PM

32-Car Autocross Shootout Begins! Winner takes home $10,000. Will it be Old or New?

  • All
  • KOTM Returning Competitor
  • Returning 2019 Finalists
  • Ryan Matthews
    Ryan Matthews
    1994 Chevrolet Corvette
  • John Laughlin
    John Laughlin
    2019 Tesla Model 3
  • Chuck Trimble
    Chuck Trimble
    1978 Chevrolet Malibu
  • Eric Fleming
    Eric Fleming
    2006 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Robby Unser
    Robby Unser
    1986 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Brendan King
    Brendan King
    1969 Chevrolet Camaro
  • Sam Strano
    Sam Strano
    2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z07
  • Brandon Ranvek
    Brandon Ranvek
    2006 Mitsubishi Evo 9 RS
  • Jeremy McCauley
    Jeremy McCauley
    1991 Mazda Miata
  • Ken Edwards
    Ken Edwards
    1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
  • Justin Peachey
    Justin Peachey
    2007 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Jeremy Swenson
    Jeremy Swenson
    2011 Chevrolet Corvette
Ryan Matthews
1994 Chevrolet Corvette

Engine: LT1

Transmission: ZF 6-Speed

Tires: BFG Rival S 1.5 315 Square

Sponsors: After Dark Speed, JRi Shocks

Career Highlights: Multiple Autocross Wins in all series, Multiple USCA Wins in 3 different classes, over 50 short track super late model wins, pole position NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

 

John Laughlin
2019 Tesla Model 3

Engine: Electric Motor

Transmission: 1-Speed Direct Drive

Tires: Bridgestone RE71R Size TBD

Sponsors: Mountain Pass Performance, Strano Performance Parts

Career Highlights: 2x SCCA Pro Solo champion, 2017 ESP National Champion, 2019 SCCA TT Nationals T2 Champion, 2019 USCA GTE Champion

 

Chuck Trimble
1978 Chevrolet Malibu

Engine: LT1

Transmission: 4L60E

Tires: Bridgestone RE71R 275/35-18 Square

Sponsors: UMI Performance

Career Highlights: Top-32 at KOTM 1.0, CAM-T wins across Pennsylvania

 

Eric Fleming
2006 Chevrolet Corvette

Engine: LS7

Transmission: Samsonas Sequential

Tires: Kumho ACR 295/355

Sponsors: Gspeed, Samsonas, HorsePowerResearch, Essex Brakes, Forgeline, Signature Wheel

Career Highlights: Beat Jeremy Swenson a time or two, mainly by luck

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Robby Unser
1986 Chevrolet Corvette

Engine: 454ci Small Block Chevy

Transmission: Tremec T56

Tires: 335/30-18 BFG Rival S 1.5 Square

Sponsors: Speedway Motors

Career Highlights: Top 5 1998 Indy 500, 9x Pikes Peak Hill Climb Champion

 

Brendan King
1969 Chevrolet Camaro

Engine: LT5

Transmission: Samsonas Sequential 6-Speed

Tires: 315/335 Rival S1.5

Sponsors: Viking Performance, Dick’s Hot Rod Shop, Samsonas, Borla, Forgeline, Speedtech, ATL, Lifeline, Pro-System Brakes, Alcon, Tilton, Whistlin’ Willy’s Pizza

Career Highlights: Top 32 at KOTM 1.0, Piloting Viking Cars!

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Sam Strano
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Z07

Engine: Factory LT1

Transmission: Factory TR6070

Tires: TBD

Sponsors: Strano Performance Parts, Penske Racing Shocks

Career Highlights: 8 SCCA National Championships, 10 ProSolo series class championships, 1 ProSolo Overall Championship, 2008 SCCA Driver of the Year, 2012 SCCA Driver of Eminence.

 

Brandon Ranvek
2006 Mitsubishi Evo 9 RS

Engine: 2.3L Stroker RS tuned & built

Transmission: Modified factory

Tires: TBD

Sponsors: RS Motors, ASM, RS West, Boosted Films

Career Highlights: 2There was this one time that I beat Andy Smedegard, 2019 KOTM Top-32

 

Jeremy McCauley
1991 Mazda Miata

Engine: LS3

Transmission: T56

Tires: BFG Rival S 245/40

Charity: Sophia Rayne’s Racing for a Reason

Career Highlights: 2019 KOTM Finalist- Top 16

RACING FOR CHARITY!

 

Ken Edwards
1966 Ford Mustang Coupe

Engine: Dart/Brodix 364ci SB Ford 575hp

Transmission: TKO600 5-Speed

Tires: Bridgestone RE71 285/18 Front & BFG Rival 315/18 Rear

Sponsors: Mike Maier, Forgeline

Career Highlights: 2019 KOTM Finalist

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Justin Peachey
2007 Chevrolet Corvette

Engine: LS7

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

Tires: BFG Rival S 1.5

Sponsors: Strano Performance Parts, PDF Automotive

Career Highlights: 2019 SCCA Prosolo CAM National Champion

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Jeremy Swenson
2011 Chevrolet Corvette

Engine: HPR LS7 468ci

Transmission: Samsonas Sequential

Tires: Kumho ACR 295/355

Sponsors: Viking Performance, Kumho Tire, Comp Cams, 9 Lives Racing, Samsonas

Career Highlights: Beating Austin Barnes, Winning the inaugural KOTM event

FEATURING THESE TRACK SPONSORS!