I just posted up the final points standings for D23. Looks like the closest battles were in the 65 and Mini Jr. class – Casey Paider won the 65 class by one point over Bodee O’Neil – and in turn, Bodee won the Mini Jr. class by one point over Casey. :O
I was just alerted that the D17 schedule for this weekend was listed incorrectly here on KOTH as well as on the D17 website.
This weekend’s events at CIMC are actually both night climbs, starting at 6:00PM. I’ve fixed the schedule here on KOTH.
…an old friend known as the “Blue Goose” (one million internet points if you know who that is) contacted me and suggested posting the top 10 all-time winningest riders in the history of the AMA national championships.
So I bumbled some spreadsheets together and came up with the following list – while I was doing it though, it dawned on me that Logan Cipala has won the AMA Amateur Hillclimber of the Year award for 3 years in a row now. To the best of my knowledge, that’s the only time that’s ever happened…
This past weekend, Valley Springs M/C hosted the 2014 AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship in Bay City, WI – and it was an *epic* event!To start off, here’s a few facts about the event…the official count of actual entries that competed on race day was 496 – we actually had 510 entries mailed in, but as can happen in racing some riders had to cancel their plans due to broken bikes, injuries, etc. At the last Grand Championship VSMC hosted, there was 522 entries. Still, this was only the 2nd time in AMA history that over 500 entries had been received for a national championship hillclimb, and the 496 race-day number still solidly places this event as the #2 overall in terms of entries – 3rd place in that list is the 2010 event at Oregonia, OH hosted by Dayton M/C, with 466 entries.
A quick note about this weekend’s hillclimb in New Ulm, MN – the Flying Dutchmen M/C will be running a dual-lane format for the first time. Also, they’ve put up an online preregistration form to help speed things up at the registration table – you can check it out at their website – www.FlyingDutchmenMotorcycleClub.com.
The FDMC have also put up some cash awards – the King of the Hill winner gets $200, the Fast Time of the Day gets $100, and the Fastest ATV of the Day gets $50. This is also the final round of the MN/WI KOTH Championship Series.