FYI, Monday the 5th of Sept. has been chosen as the rain date for the Valley Springs M/C event scheduled for the 4th – as you may remember, the event was unfortunately rained out last year.
Which reminds me…if you plan on attending events at VSMC, you should probably sign up for their free Rained Out text messaging service…so you automatically get a text message if the event is called off for any reason. It’s free. Sign up via the Rained Out link on the VSMC Events page.
For that matter, you should do the same thing for Indianhead M/C – and Pleasure Riders M/C.
Registration is now open for the Hill Drags and Semi-Pro hillclimb at Indianhead M/C in Red Wing, MN! The events are run in conjunction with the Fall Flood Run – Sept. 17th & 18th.
Head on over to the IMC website to register today! All hill drags entries are online only, and registration closes on Sept. 12th – semi-pro entries can be made online until Sept. 16th, or on-site on race day.
The Cahokia Creek Dirt Riders event scheduled in White City, IL for August 27th has been moved one week earlier – to the 20th.
Actually, CCDR has now moved the event to Sept. 24th. The D17 schedule page has been updated – please make note of the change!
2016 AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship
Pleasure Riders M/C – Thunder Ridge Motorsports Facility
Neoga, IL – July 30th & 31st, 2016
Logo-bearing photos by Grover Webb Photography
Less than a year ago, the site of the 2016 AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship was covered in trees and brush. Raw and untouched. But Pleasure Riders Motorcycle Club, founded in 1958, had been awarded the 2016 national championship event based on plans for a new facility to be built on that land, owned by Dennis Fetters – grandpa to hillclimber Levi Peters and father-in-law to AMA District 17 hillclimb director Matt Peters. So the Fetters, Peters, McKays and other local families and friends, along with help from PRMC, got to work.
The result of their labors – untold man-hours and thousands of dollars’ worth of diesel fuel to run the equipment – was spectacular. A truly national-caliber facility, built from nothing, in the span of a few months. An amazing transformation which proved it’s worth this past weekend. Photos and video of the hill just didn’t portray it as it really was – but once you were there, you could see how great it was!
Max Skeans – Youth Class Action
Just one week until the 2016 AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship in Neoga, IL! The trophies are built, the programs are printed, and everyone at Thunder Ridge Motorsports Facility and Pleasure Riders M/C is STOKED to get the event going! We’ve got hundreds of entries from riders all over the country!
It’s gonna be great. See you there!