Without further ado, here’s the results from the 2015 AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship, hosted by Pioneer M/C in Waterford, OH.
Luke Cipala was named AMA Amateur Hillclimber of the Year – his first time, but one of several for the Cipala family. Bodee O’Neil was named AMA Youth Hillclimber of the Year for the 2nd year in a row, and Kenny O’Brien was named AMA ATV Hillclimber of the Year. Austin Coon, an AMA Pro Supercross-caliber rider, took the King of the Hill trophy…on a stock-length 250f!
Congratulations to all the riders, and thanks to Pioneer M/C for a well-run event!
Indianhead M/C has posted the entry form for their 9/19/2015 Hill Drags event – it’s pre-entry only…so if you want to compete in this awesome event, go and get that form and get it in the mail right away, and take your shot at the $1,000 prize for Top Eliminator!
Also, on the following day, IMC will be hosting a Semi-Pro event – which will be cash payback, with registration on race day from 9:00 to 11:00.
The IMC events are run in conjunction with the fall Flood Run – spectators arriving on motorcycles get in for only $5 per bike (not per person)!
Due to flooding of the event area, resulting from massive amounts of rain over the recent past, King City Dirt Riders has decided to cancel their July 18th event – granted that the entire place is underwater.
They’ll be working to make sure everything is ready to go for their September event.
There’s a new hillclimb in Morrisvale, WV, set for July 25th – not quite 3 weeks from now. If you’re in the area, go and check it out!
For information and directions, call (304) 524-7657.
Chris at CMJ Raceway just let me know that they’ll be offering the new and hugely-popular 2-stroke exhibition class at the Hixton, WI climb on August 2nd. It’s been run at Red Wing and Mankato, MN this year and has immediately been the same size as the 450 class, as riders with CR/KX 500s and such jump at the chance for an extra ride on the hill. At Red Wing we were running it as 86-600cc, so anything basically from a 125 to an overbored KTM 550 fits right in. Don’t let the 2-stroke sit there while the 4-strokes get an extra class…double up on your 2-stroke too!
One of the last true “works” bikes ever made – 1988 Yamaha YZM 500 – the only liquid-cooled 500 Yamaha ever made…dig the aluminum frame, many years ahead of it’s time! At one point there was a claim of 72 horsepower from this motor :O