AMA Pro Racing Releases 2014 AMA Pro Hillclimb Schedule
NEWS January 22, 2014
Photo by Jeff Whitehead
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 22, 2014) - AMA Pro Racing announced today the 2014 AMA Pro Hillclimb schedule, featuring the Xtreme, Unlimited and Pro Sport classes at each of the eight scheduled stops on the circuit.
AMA Pro Hillclimb will once again kick off the season with an event in Spring Grove, Pa. which will be hosted by the White Rose Motorcycle Club on June 1, 2014. Riders will be looking to put in a solid effort at the season opener with hopes of gathering some momentum to kick off a strong 2014. In 2013, Jay Sallstrom took the double win in both premier classes, Xtreme and Unlimited while rookie sensation Nicholas Bleau earned the Pro Sport victory at just 16 years old in his first AMA Pro Hillclimb event.
On June 8, 2014, AMA Pro Hillclimb riders will travel back to Penn. for Round 2 hosted by the Bushkill Valley Motorcycle Club in Freemansburg, Pa. This particular round best showcases the horsepower and speed of the nitro methane-fueled bikes and pure talent that each rider possesses.
Round 3 will take place in Canaan, N.H. on June 18, 2014 and will be hosted by Ridge Runner Promotions. The event will take place during Laconia Bike Week and will be the third straight year that AMA Pro Hillclimb has raced at the Northeast venue.
Round 4 is scheduled to take place in West Branch, Mich. on July 13, 2014 during Ogemaw Hills Bike Week as the riders take on the sixty-foot gap before attacking the famous hill. The All Star Challenge, scheduled to take place on August 3, 2014 in Muskegon, Mich. will mark Round 5 and the midway point of the 2014 AMA Pro Hillclimb season. In 2013, John Koester became the second rider to take both Xtreme and Unlimited victories in the same weekend and was able to gain points and put himself in contention for the championship.
AMA Pro Hillclimb will resume with Round 6 on September 21, 2014 in Spring Grove, Pa., hosted by White Rose Motorcycle Club and is set to run in conjunction with the famous White Rose Thunder Bike Rally. The series will then head northeast, but remains in the state of Pa. while returning back to Freemansburg on September 28, 2014 for Round 7.
The legendary Devil's Staircase will mark the eighth and final round and will take place in Oregonia, Ohio on October 12, 2014. The event will be hosted by none other than the Dayton Motorcycle Club, marking the 65th annual running of the AMA Pro Hillclimb series at the classic Midwest venue.
2014 AMA Pro Hillclimb Schedule:
1. June 1, 2014 - Spring Grove, Pa.
2. June 8th, 2014 - Freemansburg, Pa.
3. June 18, 2014 - Canaan, N.H.
4. July 13, 2014 - West Branch, Mich.
5. All Star Challenge: August 3, 2014 - Muskegon, Mich.
6. September 21, 2014 - Spring Grove, Pa.
7. September 28, 2014 - Freemansburg, Pa.
8. October 12, 2014 - Oregonia, Ohio