MASTERS to Honor Snowmobiler

January 20, 2023

It will be on Feb 4th of the upcoming Vollwerth’s Meats – Wildlife Refuge Cabins WINTERNATIONALS Snowmobile/Snow Bike Hillclimb that a former Hillclimber will be inducted into the MASTERS Hall of Fame.  That is the late Jason Kleinschmidt.

Jason Kleinschmidt WINTERNATIONALS 2020

This past April Kleinschmidt lost his 5 year battle with Cancer.

While Kleinschmidt resided in Merrill, Wisconsin, his ‘home’ could have been in the Copper Country.  It was in our area that the Snowmobiler spent a lot of his time.  The 47 year old invested a lot of his time behind the scenes of Hillclimbs, Snow Drags, and Terra-X Courses.

It was Kleinschmidt and his son, Michael, which set up the courses before the races, then was an official during the races, and concluded the weekend by tearing down all the equipment and hauling it back to Ontonagon.

Jason Skid Steer Snow Removal

He was also a successful racer and hillclimber.  He was a Champion in the Pro Stock 600 and Pro Stock 700 Classes at different MASTERS Snow Drags.  He also took the Pro Stock King of the Hill at a Hillclimb in Florence, Wisconsin.  

It was at that Hillclimb that he was able to ‘live out a dream.’  That was to represent 5 Midwestern States at the World Championship Hillclimb in Jackson, Wyoming.   He was a proud member of the elite Pat’s Motorsports Yamaha Race Team.

MASTERS Mtn Lions 120 Mod Top 3 March 2017

He continued to work for the MASTERS and race even when Cancer set in.  “We knew he didn’t feel good, but he just didn’t want to give up,” commented his son, Michael.  “What meant so much to him was after winning at the Drag Races in Marquette, the racers, led by Pat’s Motorsports, donated ALL of their race winning to him.”

That was close to $2000 that the racers gave to Kleinschmidt at the Awards Ceremony!

It was right up to 2 months before he passed away that he decided to leave the Froedert Medical Center in Milwaukee and go home.  In addition to being with his family, he wanted to be an Official at the Copper Peak Hillclimb.

“Dad wanted to see the return of the Copper Peak Hillclimb.  It was at Copper Peak where he started competing in Hillclimbs.  It (Copper Peak) meant a lot to him,” explained Michael.  “Mom didn’t think he would feel good enough to be there, much less be in the Officials Trailer.”

Little over 2 months later, Kleinschmidt passed away.  Before he died, numerous MASTERS Racers and Officials made the trek to Merrill to show their appreciation and love for all that he did for the Circuit and the Sport.

Unlike many other Hall of Fames, the MASTERS has not inducted individuals on an annual basis.  Since those that brought Professional and Sanctioned Snowmobile Hillclimbs to the Copper Country in 1991, Kleinschmidt will be one of only 8 people in their Hall of Fame.  They have not put anyone in their Hall of Fame since 2020, when Kip McIntyre of Greenland and Wyler Miller of Pelkie joined this prestigious group.

The group of Hall of Famers includes fellow Pat’s Motorsports Drag Racer and Hillclimber, Al Turin of Greenland.  A member of the first class of Hall of Famers includes Drag Racer, Matt LaCosse of Champion.

Two of the most successful Snowmobile Drag Racers in the entire Midwest are in the MASTERS Hall of Fame.  That is teammates from the Copper Country, Jerry Buschell and Paul Voelker.  Buschell’s wife recently posted on Social Media as how this award meant the most to Jerry.  

Buschell is from Lake Linden and Voelker is from Laurium.

The Hillclimber that has competed at the World Championship in Wyoming more than any other driver from Michigan is Layne Stank.  Stank is from Menomonee.

It is Stank’s son, Jordan that is one of only 2 MASTERS Racers to advance to the Finals of the World Championship.  Jordan is a Michigan Tech Graduate and former member of the MTU Sledheads and the Clean Snowmobile Challenge.  He will be one of the top Hillclimbers competing at both Hillclimbs in South Range.

The MASTERS Hall of Fame now has only 8 members.  Close to 1000 snowmobilers have competed in MASTERS events over the last 25 years.

Jason Kleinschmidt Jordan Stank WI State Champ Hillclimb

The MASTERS hopes many past and current racers will be at the first day of the WINTERNATIONALS Hillclimb in South Range on Feb 4th.  Kleinschmidt’s Widow, Tanya, Daughter Amber, and Son’s Michael and Mathew plan to attend the ceremony.

“I know it would mean a lot to my Dad if those that raced, those that came to the races. And past officials would be there to ‘thank’ Dad for all that he did.  Our family knows that Jason will be looking down on us, as he rides the clouds above the Copper Country,” concluded Michael.

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Two of the biggest snowmobile events in the Copper Country includes the Feb 4th and 5th Vollwerth’s Meat’s-Wildlife Refuge Cabins-Pat’s Motorsports WINTERNATIONALS Hillclimb and the Feb 25-26th World Championship Qualifier.  Both of these challenging Hillclimbs takes place at Whealkate Bluff in South Range.

Whealkate Photo Sno Bike

This year’s Hillclimbs will be the most challenging of all the hillclimbs that has taken place since the 1st MASTERS Hillclimb in 1991.  The MASTERS, which stands for Mid America Snow & Terrain Expert Racers, is one of the longest running Snowmobile Sanctioning organizations in the Midwest.  It is the organization that brought ‘true’ Snowmobile Hillclimbs to the Midwest.

It is at these Hillclimbs that competitors will have the chance to qualify for the World Championship Hillclimb in Jackson, Wyoming.  The popular circuit has had 2 of its racers that went on to qualify for the World Championship at Snow King in Jackson.

MASTERS WINTERNATIONALS 2021 Tyler Robinson

That is Jordan Stank, a MTU Grad, and the Pat’s Motorsports team member or Tyler Robinson.  The Circuit has consistently sent 4 to 10 of its racers to compete at the World Championship.  To qualify the riders have to win their class and win the Pro Stock King of the Hill and the Pro Mod King of the Hill at the Feb 4-5 WINTERNATIONALS.  The final opportunity to advance will be at the Feb 25-26th Hillclimb.

This year the MTU Sledheads will be clearing the side of the ‘cut’ in the hill.  The Pro Drivers will have to climb a 5-10 foot cliff on the side of the hill, than jump down to the cut to go around the gates.   The climb gets even more difficult as they then will have to make it through the timing Shute at the ‘Wall.’  The ‘Wall’ is at the top of the steep Whealkate Bluff.

The qualifying for the finals will be on the Saturday of the two Hillclimbs.  The Kids, Junior, Women, MTU Sledheads Vintage, Public Vintage, and Sno Bikes will run first on Saturday.  After those classes run, the Pro Stock and Pro Mod classes will begin Qualifying.

The top racers in each of the Pro Divisions will come back to run in the Finals on Sunday.  The winner of each class will qualify for the coveted King of the Hill shoot-out.

Whealkate 2022 Kids in Keweenaw Winners Circle

The Kids 120’s and 250’s will run a Terra-X style course at the bottom of the hill.  The Vintage racers will get a long run and go straight up the hill.  The Junior and Women’s class will only run a limited amount of gates.  Snow Bikes will run around the gates, and the Pro Drivers will run around all the gates.

That is if any of them can successfully make it around all the gates to get to the Wall at the top of the Hill.  In the past usually only 2 out of 10 attempts make it over the Wall during Pro Qualifying. The rest will get help from the members of the Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity.

Due to health reasons, End of the Earth Entertainment will not be doing the Video or streaming the competition.  The MASTERS is currently looking for another Video Service that can do a Video of the Hillclimb and possibly offer live streaming.

The Hillclimbs has had a Cash Purse of over $5000 in the past and expect the purse to be around that once again this year.  

The competition brings in racers from all over the Midwest, along with a huge crowd.  The fans can watch the competition right from their vehicle.  “That is providing they get to the Hillclimb right away in the morning.

The competition will start around 10:00 am ET and run till around 4:00 on Saturday.  The competition will start at 11:00 am ET on Sunday and end around 3:30 pm ET.  Gate Admission is $10/person with Vehicle parking only $10.  Dogfathers Concessions will be on the grounds.

MASTERS WINTERNATIONALS 2021 Brandon Jilbert roll over Pic 1

Final Racer registration is on the Friday Night before the Hillclimb.  There is no registration on the day of the Hillclimb.  Racers can Pre-Register and not need to be at the hill until Saturday Morning for the Mandatory Drivers Meeting at 9:30.  

Registration and more information can be found at www.mastersracing.net or by the Masters Racing Circuit Facebook page.

‘If you’ve got the GUTS, we’ve got the Hill!’

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High School Seniors and their Parents are looking at what College or University they want to go.  For some the deciding factor of where to go came down too…where the Snow is and where they can ride their Snowmobiles when classes and homework is done.

It was all the snow the Keweenaw gets that attracted the current President and the incoming President of the Michigan Tech University Sledheads.

“The winter here at MTU helped me decide to go to Tech,” Trent Seorum states.  Seorum will be graduating shortly in the Electrical Engineering program.  He comes from the Frankenmuth/Saginaw area, where he stated they usually don’t get a lot of snow.  “I’ve been coming up here since I was 5.”  He is ending his term as President of the Sledheads shortly.

Justin Kurncz, from Gaylord, will be the incoming President of the Sledheads.  Kurncz is in the Mechanical Engineering Program.  He has one more year at MTU.

While both Kurncz and Seorum state that the Engineering Programs at MTU was the main reason to go to Tech, they both acknowledge that the opportunity to Snowmobile was the ‘frosting on the cake’ to go to MTU.

“The winters here was a factor in my decision to come here,” Seorum replied.

‘We get snow in Gaylord, but a lot more here.  I grew up racing Dirt Bikes my whole life.  I love riding snowmobiles.  I’ve been around Powersports my whole life,” Kurncz states.  “Through the Sledheads I can continue to promote the Powersport environment.  It’s my passion during school.”

Both are proud to be a part of the MTU Sledheads.  An organization that has been around for close to 20 years.  They have around 100 paying members.  Members are mainly current students, however they have some Alumni of MTU and the Sledheads that remain members.

The Sledheads go snowmobiling on and off trail.  They have a Charity ride to Big Bay to raise money for a local organization.  The club rents out a hotel and has fun!

Part of the fun is ‘trash talking’ amongst each other when it comes to what snowmobile they ride.  It’s not just the current sleds that members ride, Seorum states they have a group in the club that has Vintage sleds.

“I have 3 Vintage sleds.  I know one member that has that many and maybe more,” Seorum comments.

It’s not just their passion to snowmobile that brings the Sledheads together.  Many live together or in one of the 3 houses they have in Dodgeville.

With the help of the University, the club rents out their own heated Garage for members to work on their sleds.  “Milwaukee Tools supports us with tools,” explains Seorum.  “It is one of the benefits of the $30 per year membership.  Members also get a T-Shirt, free access to the Sledheads Heated Garage and the tools, Membership Card gets them a Discount at the local snowmobile Dealers.”

Both Seorum and Kurncz would like to go into the Powersport business after graduation.  Seorum has already worked at Polaris and Kurncz is looking at working for BRP, the manufacturer of Ski-Doo and Lynx Snowmobiles.  BRP also has Can-AM Side by Sides and ATV’s, along with Sea-Doo Personal Watercraft.

MASTERS WINTERNATIONALS 2021 Sigma Tau Gamma Hill Jockeys helping sled

While the Sledheads don’t have any organized competition amongst each other, they do rent out the Dirt Bike Track at the Range Snowmobile Club for a fun, ‘run what you brung’ Sno-Cross.  They are looking at having their own class at the Feb 4th-5th MASTERS-Vollwerth’s Meats WINTERNATIONALS Snowmobile Hillclimb.

“It will probably be a Vintage Class,” Seorum states.  “We’re looking at helping with clearing the brush along the cut in the hill at Whealkate.”

The MTU Sledheads would run on Saturday, Feb 4th at the WINTERNATIONALS Hillclimb.

While Whealkate Bluff would be a ‘fun’ challenge for the Sledheads, the real challenge they face is getting the word out to attract new members.  They put up flyers around campus and contact other MTU Organizations to let those with a snowmobile know about the group.

They meet every Wednesday Night at 6:00 in room 406 of the MEAM Building.  “We usually get between 25 and 30 members to attend the weekly meetings,” according to Seorum. “It is still difficult to get the word out to join the Sledheads.”

They also have a Facebook page.  Search MTU Sledheads.

You will also be able to talk to members at the Feb 4th Vollwerth’s Meats WINTERNATIONALS Hillclimb in South Range.

Till than it’s time for Seorum and Kurncz to study, go to class, than head out to do some RIDING!

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Hillclimb King & Queen Crowned

September 29, 2022

After close to 100 runs up the steep Whealkate Bluff, it came down to one run to determine who would be the Stock and Mod King of the Hill.  

The Vollwerth’s Meats – Pat’s Motorsports – Wildlife Refuge Cabins Motorcycle HIllclimb took place on Saturday at Whealkate Bluff in South Range.  The Hillclimb was sanctioned by the Mid America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers, commonly known as the MASTERS.

The MASTERS #1 Motorcycle Hillclimber, Mike Kirtland of Mass City, qualified for the Vollwerth’s Meats ‘King of Meats’ Modified King of the Hill by winning 4 different classes.  Three others earned one run in the King Shoot-out.

Those three are; Brad Havela of Ishpeming, Keith Williams of Watersmeet, and Brian Pence of Rockland.

Williams went by Gene Romero at the June Hillclimb.  At this Saturday’s Hillclimb, he registered as Mike Honcho.  

Kirtland went first and made it over the top with his Pat’s Motorsports Yamaha in 13.4 seconds.  Havela went next and turned in a 16.12 second run.  Williams had an amazing 12.35 seconds.   With Williams setting the bar, it was up to Brian Pence and Kirtland to beat that 12.35 second run.

Pence made it over the top in 14.39 seconds.

Kirtland still had earned 3 more shots at beating Williams.

His second run was 13.10 seconds, third run was 12.83 seconds.

That meant it came down to one last run to continue his Mod King of the Hill dominance over the last 3 years.

Kirtland’s final run was 12.70 seconds.  Thus giving the Vollwerth’s Meats Mod King of the Hill crown to Keith Williams.

After beating every one of his Shoot-out runs, Kirtland had a good feeling on his final run.  

“I flew over the Wall and never jumped so far,” Kirtland stated.  His team was cautiously optimistic.  That is until he heard the time of 12.70 seconds.  “I couldn’t get my Top Gun Bike to start.  On that bike I know I could have run faster than 10 seconds.  I had to run a different Bike, but still was confident I could win the King of the Hill.”

Pence ended with a 3rd in the Shoot-out.  On two runs he came within a few feet of making it over the top.  On one run the video from End of the Earth Entertainment showed his bike going over the top.  Problem was, Pence wasn’t on the Motorcycle.  Thus he registered a 209 yard High Mark.

Havela took a 4th, but wasn’t disappointed. “The weekend didn’t go too bad for only having about 1 hour on my new ride.  Finishing 2nd in Mod/swing arm open 250/450cc.  (I took a) 3rd in Open stock.”  The Ishpeming Hillclimber went on to say, “Not bad, but was really shooting for the King of the Hill this time around! 

It wasn’t just in the Mod King of the Hill shoot-out that came down to the last run.  The same scenario took place in the Wildlife Refuge Cabins Stock King of the Hill.  

Vollwerth's Meats King of Meats Stock King of Hill: KJ Jolliff

Mass City’s KJ Jolliff won the Stock King of the Hill. In the ‘shoot-out’ Jolliff was the only one to make it over the top of Whealkate Bluff. Rockland’s Brian Pence took second by coming a few feet short of cresting on the hill on two attempts.

This time Pence had earned 3 runs through the two rounds of qualifying in Stock.  The only other hillclimber that qualified was Mass City’s KJ Jolliff.  Pence agreed to run 1st on his Settlers Co-op/Source Heating Center/Citizens State Bank Bike.  This is where he fell only a yard short of going over the top.  That gave him a 209 yard mark that Joliff would have to beat.  In other words, Joliff would have to take his Joliff Trucking/ Jolliff Bothers/CJ Services Bike over the top.

Joliff made it over the Wall and turned in a 16 second run!

Now Pence had 2 more runs to make it over the top and beat that 16 second run.

His next run he went 189 yards.

On the final run, Pence had it happen again.  He went right to the top of the Wall, and couldn’t go over the top.  While registering another 209 yard run, it was Joliff that won $200 and a Diamond House International King of the Hill Jacket.

Atlantic Mine’s Robert O’Connell surprised a lot of the Pro and Amateur Hillclimbers by going as far as he did in the Willy’s Tire Shop/Bartanens Auto Body Kids King of the Hill.  O’Connell qualified by going 150 yards.

Bartanen's Auto Body/Willy's Tire Center Kids King of the Hill, Robert O'Connel (left) Gabe Kirtland (right)

Robert O’Connell of Atlantic Mine won the Kids King of the Hill at Saturday’s Vollwerth’s Meats Motorcycle Hillclimb in South Range. O’Connel is on the left, Gabe Kirtland of Mass City took 2nd and is on the right.

“That’s farther then I went and a lot of the other riders,” stated a Hillclimber that asked not to be mentioned as to who he is.

To make matters even more exciting, O’Connell went 158 yards to win the Kids King of the Hill.  Mass City’s Gabe Kirtland went 100 yards.  “That was Gabe’s 2nd time on a Motorcycle,” commenting a proud Dad, Mike Kirtland.

A historical moment took place in the MASTERS, a Circuit that has been around since there 1st Hillclimb at Whealkate Bluff in 1991.

For the 1st time a Gal competed in the Motorcycle Hillclimb.  It was Brad Havela’s daughter, Hanna.  Hanna’s first run was her best run, 92 yards.  Her last run, the Westwood High School/Chain Gang Racer went 87 yards.

Hanna Havela, 906 and Company Queen of the Hill

For the 1st time in the history of the MASTERS Racing Circuit, the first woman to compete in the Motorcycle Hillclimb was Hanna Havela of Ishpeming. Hanna won the 906 and Company Queen of the HIll by going almost 100 yards up the steep Whealkate Bluff in South Range.

“We practiced on some smaller hills in the Ishpeming area.  At first she was nervous and didn’t know if she would want to compete.  Then she said she wanted to try the Hill (Whealkate Bluff).  I am so very proud of her,” exclaimed her Dad.

It wasn’t long after the Hillclimb ended that the Havela’s excitement took a major shift to an emotional weekend.  This is when the Hillclimber that just missed making the cut for the King of the Hill Jesse Perry, passed away.  Perry was Brad Havela’s brother. Gage’s best friend.  Gage Havela and Perry went through Westwood High School and played Football together.

Perry had two runs when he went over 470 feet.  His best was a 5th Place finish in the Mod 450-4 class.  The class that will be the ‘feature’ class and re-named, Jesse Perry Memorial Class at next year’s Jesse Perry Memorial Hillclimb, sponsored by Vollwerth’s Meats, Wildlife Refuge Cabins, and Pat’s Motorsports.  The winner of the Jesse Perry Memorial Class will be awarded a beautiful Plaque, sponsored by Stampede Sport N’ Feed.

“He (Jesse Perry) lived for the hillclimb.  It was one of the things he loved to do,” commented Marissa Corkin.

The Westwood Class of 2016 is going to try to raise money to give to the winner of the Jesse Perry Memorial Class.  Jesse was a Westwood High School 2016 Graduate.

The MASTERS will now turn their attention to the Vollwerth’s Meats WINTERNATIONALS Snowmobile and Snow Bike Hillclimb at Whealkate Bluff.  That will be on Feb 4th and 5th, 2023.

“There is a lot more of us that have Snow Bikes.  We’re looking to compete at that Hillclimb,” concluded Colin Joliff.  His Uncle, Mike Kirtland, smiled and said, “Those Snow Bikes are going to make it over the top!  I guarantee it!”

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After a great Vollwerth’s Meats – Pat’s Motorsports – Wildlife Refuge Cabins Motorcycle Hillclimb, presented by M & M Powersports and Timberline Sports, this past Saturday (Sept 24h) at Whealkate Bluff in South Range, MI., the MASTERS has heard that one of our Motorcycle Hillclimbers, Jesse Perry, had passed away. Our official at the top of the Hill, Gage Havela, and one of our Mod King of the Hill qualifiers, Brad Havela, were some of Jesse’s best friends.

Jesse and Gage played Football together at Westwood High School. Jesse loved riding his Motorcycle and enjoyed competing at the MASTERS Racing Circuit Hillclimbs.

Sandy and I were extremely concerned that our MASTERS may have played a part in the death of Jesse. It has been my (Skip Schulz) contention from the very first race in Dec of 1981 at the Ironwood Olympus Ice Oval Snowmobile Race to this past Saturday, that if anything I am involved in leads to a racer, official, or crew member being seriously injured or killed, I would simply walk away from ANY form of racing.

After a lot of communication with Jesse’s closest friends, each stated that Jesse would want the MASTERS Racing Circuit to continue on.

It is so devastating to come home from Camping after the Hillclimb to today to get this news. We just loved having Jesse race with us! He took a 5th in the 450-4 Stroke Mod Class by going an amazing 468 Feet up Whealkate Bluff. He went even further in the 500 & Up-4 Stroke Mod Class, where Jesse went up 522 feet! To make it even FURTHER, Jesse went 537 Feet in the Open 4 Stoke Class. His best finish was a competitive 5th place.

ALL of us were so proud of Jesse Perry! We will really miss him, and pray to God to be his biggest fan when he takes on the biggest, highest, and most challenging clouds to climb.

Rest in peace my friend!

Sincerely,

Skip and Sandy Schulz
MASTERS Racing Circuit Owners

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Thank you to our Sponsors

September 26, 2022

The MASTERS THANKS the GREAT Sponsors of the Fall 2022 Vollwerth’s Meats – Pat’s Motorsports – Wildlife Refuge Cabins – M & M Powersports – Timberline Sports Motorcycle Hillclimb.  The MASTERS is proud to have the BEST Radio Stations in the Western and Central Upper Peninsula be our MAJOR Media Sponsors.  That is the Rockin’ Eagle, Eagle Country, Q-107, and WZAM.  This is the Radio Copy of the Radio Spots that were run:

(This Saturday/Tomorrow/Today) IT’S THE CHALLENGING MOTORCYCLE HILLCLIMB AT WHEALKATE BLUFF IN SOUTH RANGE.  COMPETITION TO START AT TEN THIRTY AM.  KIDS AND BIG KIDS STOCK AND MODIFIED COMPETITION, AS THEY TRY…AND TRY…TO MAKE IT OVER THE STEEP BLUFF.  IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH TO GET YOU TO WATCH, HOW ABOUT TWO MOTORCYCLES RACING AGAINST EACH OTHER…TOUGH ENOUGH TRYING TO GET TO THE TOP BY YOURSELF.  THIS SATURDAY, THE SEVENTEENTH, THE VOLWERTH’S MEATS – WILDLIFE REFUGE CABINS – ALONG WITH AREA COMMUNITY INVOLVED DEALERS, PAT’S MOTORSPORTS, M AND M POWERSPORTS, TIMBERLINE SPORTS, MEYER’S YAMAHA, JOIN WITH DIAMOND HOUSE INTERNATIONAL, WILLY’S TIRE SHOP, BARTANEN’S AUTO BODY, HAVELA’S FINISH DRY WALL, KEWEENAW CHEVROLET BUICK GMC, GRIEG’S TAXIDERMY, JAM’S SERVICE LAKE LINDEN AND THREE LAKES, NINE OH SIX AND COMPANY, MOSQUITO INN AND GRILL, SIVULA OUTDOORS L-L-C, MIKE’S ROLLING THUNDER, NORTHWOODS MEAT PROCESSING, OK RENTAL, END OF THE EARTH ENTERTAINMENT VIDEO PRODUCTION AND LIVE STREAMING.  IF YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN THE HISTORIC MOTORCYCLE HILLCLIMB IN SOUTH RANGE, DON’T MISS IT, THIS SATURDAY, IF YOU HAVE SEEN IT, YOU KNOW HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO MAKE IT OVER THE TOP.  FOR THE FIRST TIME THE MASTERS RACING CIRCUIT WILL HAVE A WOMEN’S CLASS.  WHO WILL BE THE STOCK AND MODIFIED KING OF THE HILL, THE FIRST MOTORCYCLE QUEEN OF THE HILL.  GATE’S OPEN AT NINE, TEN DOLLARS ADMISSION, TEN TO PARK, DOGFATHERS CONCESSION ON THE GROUND, OR TAILGATE.  COME OUT AND WATCH THE START OF THE FALL COLORS MOTORCYCLE HILLCLIMB IN SOUTH RANGE (This Saturday, Tomorrow/Today) A FEATURE EXCLUSIVELY OF YOUR COMMUNITY ACTIVE RADIO STATIONS, THE ROCKIN EAGLE, EAGLE COUNTRY, Q-ONE OH SEVEN AND WZAM.

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What is Terra-X?

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