May 16th - 19th, 2022
Drives 6 will be one of the greatest experiences ever hosted by Rally North America. The Drive is a perfect culmination of Historic Hotels, epic roads, and the best Road Courses the East Coast has to offer. We will kick off the event at Kentucky Dragway and stay the night in beautiful Hemlock Lodge.
Day 1 will consist of visiting the historic Kentucky Mist Moonshine Distillery. Next, we will venture through the 226 turns 20-mile thriller known as the Dragon Slayer! Continuing on to Tazewell Virginia, to the Back of the Dragon navigating the hair raising 438 curves spanning 32 miles before wrapping up at General Francis Marion Hotel in historic Marion Virginia.
The adventure continues on day two with a drive through Backbone rock and meandering through the back roads of Virginia and Tennessee, hitting the Snake, the highly challenging 37 mile stretch of US 421 containing 489 curves and over 1900 feet in elevation. After we catch our breath, a nice stop at Elk Banner Winery & Villa is planned. The next challenge will be driving into Little Switzerland and conquering the Diamondback Route 226A. We will wind down at the Famous 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa for the evening!
Day 3 will kick off at Chimney Rock and continue to Henderson County Heritage Museum found within the Henderson County Courthouse. Next, a few nature stops are on the route, Stumphouse tunnel and Issaquena Falls, winding our way down to one of the best Road Courses in America, Road Atlanta for some hot laps! After the Hot laps, we will meet up for our last dinner of the event!