The fall newsletter that all D23 members receive included a form to order banquet tickets – if you missed it, you can get the form on the D23 Banquets page – hillclimb is listed right after motocross – as well as getting directions to the event location and other information.
The banquet is on Feb. 21st – tickets must be ordered by Jan. 21st. There will be sledding and other games for kids in the afternoon beforehand too! Hope to see you there!
I just posted up the District 16 and District 23 schedules for 2015 – go take a peek!
Hot off the presses! I just received word that the 2015 AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship will be hosted by Pioneer M/C in Waterford, OH on August 8th & 9th (with check-in and tech inspection on the 7th).
Stay tuned for more info!
For the 2nd year in a row, and only the 2nd time in history, a single rider has won all 3 NAHA Exhibition classes and the X-Climb class! Team Action Machine’s Jason Smith pulled off the unprecedented feat with a clean sweep of all 3 Exhibition classes at the Big Nasty, Sept. 12-14th in New Plymouth, ID. Unfortunately, daylight ran out before the X-Climb class could be run, but Smith had that wrapped up already too after the 4th round.
Congratulations to Jason Smith for his incredible performance, again, and to all the other riders who put in dominating performances of their own, just to be overshadowed by Smith. Logan Mead in particular, who came in 2nd in 3 classes and 3rd in the other, had an excellent year, and Travis Whitlock managed a top-3 finish as well. Nick Beer came in at #3 overall in the X-Climb class, and Max Simmons makes two top-3 appearances at third place in the 450cc and 700cc Exhibition classes!
There’s just one more hillclimb weekend left in the upper midwest – the hill drags and semi-pro events in Red Wing, MN – hosted by Indianhead M/C. The drags are on the 20th, and the semi-pro event is the 21st.
The drags are pre-entry only – entry forms can be found on the IMC website. All drags entries must be received by Sept. 13th – there will be no race day sign-up, changes, refunds, etc. The brackets have to be made up in advance, and adding or deleting a rider actually is a huge deal…you basically would have to throw the brackets away and start over.
The semi-pro event on Sunday will just have race day sign-up as normal. Both events will adhere to normal amateur rules, with the exception of being able to run rubber paddle tires on Sunday.
Both events have cash payback…with the drags paying $1,000 for Top Eliminator!
So get those entry forms in, and hope to see you all there next weekend!