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?

August 8, 2022

Think of Terra-X as a combination of a Snow-Cross, Cross Country, and the Original Oval Racing, but on Snow. If you are a NASCAR fan, it is familiar to a Roval, however we add in a Jump.

What makes Terra-X so exciting is that this is a form of racing that the average Trail Rider can compete and have fun! The racer runs by himself/herself against the clock. Every competitor gets a chance to run and know the course.

Every Terra-X course is different. They are built by a Groomer to ‘fit’ into the terrain of the property. The course is made to be wide enough for the competitors to run different ‘lines.’ We prefer the course to be a minimum of a 1/2 mile, and no longer that 1 mile. It must be designed to have a flat corner that is at least 16 feet wide to resemble a Snow Oval, such as what was done in the 1960’s. The rest of the course is to be a minimum of 12 Feet wide. It must have at least one Jump with the high point of the jump to be at least 8 Feet high. The jump can be either a ‘Table-Top’ or a Double. The competitor can either ‘fly over the jump or choose to ‘roll’ over the jump ( s ) . If the sponsoring individual or organization wants to have additional jumps, and the property can accolade additional jumps that are safe for the racer and the fans, they are welcome to have more.

For Terra-X to resemble a Cross Country race, the course must have a minimum of 2 sharp right AND left hand turns, along with a straight stretch that in the middle has a sharp right, than left hand turn. This is called the ‘Bus-Stop,’ comparable to NASCAR’s ‘Roval.’

Terra-X has a ‘Stock’ 600 and 850 cc class. Stock IS STOCK. No aftermarket exhaust or clutching. Aftermarket Ski’s and Track is allowed. NO Traction products are allowed. Terra-X has a Mod 600 and 850 cc class. No Body modifications are allowed, however aftermarket exhaust, clutching, and engine modifications are allowed. Traction Products are allowed. Both of these classes are for both the everyday Trail Riders and those that ‘dabble’ in competitive racing. All these classes have a cash payback based on the amount of riders in the class. Cash Payback is to the Top 3 in the class, providing at least 6 individuals raced in the class. Anything less, the only cash payback is for the Top 2 in the class.

The ‘Feature’ class of Terra-X is ‘TOP DOG.’ TOP DOG is for the professional racer with a race-built snowmobile. Modifications are allowed, Turbo Engines are allowed. The engines are what is considered ‘Open CC.’ This is the class that has a Sponsor Cash payback to the Top 3. The end-of-the year TOP DOG Champion is based upon his/her performance in all the Terra-X Races.

Terra-X includes classes for the youngest of racers. This includes 120 cc Stock and Modified. If an interest exists for a Kids Open Class where 250 cc or less CC s snowmobiles can compete. This is for children between 4 and 12 can compete. Terra-X also has a Junior Class for Children under the age of 18, and are allowed to run up to a 600 cc engine.

Both of the 120 cc classes have all the children racing on either the complete course or a shortened course. The Children that place in the last 4 spots run a ‘Last Chance Qualifier,’ with the Top 2 of that race advance to the Semi-Final. They will race against all the racers that place higher than the last 4 racers in the first race. The top 3 racers from that Semi-Final advance to the Feature Race.

Other than the Children’s classes, each competitor runs by himself/herself in Time Trials. The 3rd Fastest time takes on the 2nd Fastest time in a 2-Sled Semi-Final. The winner of that Semi-Final takes on the Fastest Qualifier in the Class Final.

Other than in Time Trials, which is only one lap, the Semi-Finals and Finals will run a minimum of 2 laps to a maximum of 4 laps. This is determined at the Racer Meeting before the start of the racing.

Grooming of the track is determined on an as needed basis, however no Grooming will be done in a class until the class time trials are done or the Semi-Finals or Final in a class is completed.

Hosting a Terra-X race is an excellent way to bring racers, racer families, and race fans to your community. It is a way to promote your Club as your Groomer Operators and grooming equipment is seen and promoted. Contact the MASTERS Racing Circuit in regards to hosting a Terra-X race!

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Vollwerth’s Meats – Pat’s Motorsports – Keweenaw Chevrolet Buick GMC – Wildlife Refuge Cabins FALL COLORS Motorcycle Hillclimb

Saturday, September 17th
Whealkate Bluff South Range, MI

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Mike Kirtland at the Wall

Motorcycle Hillclimbers from all over the Midwest converged on the 620 foot steep Whealkate Bluff in South Range to find out who had the talent to make it over the top.  While more hillclimbers broke the timing beam at the top then the number that did it last year, Whealkate Bluff still proved to be the test of man, machine, and ‘guts.’

It was at the 2021 MASTERS Racing Circuit Motorcycle Hillclimb that only one run set a time, that being the Circuit’s number one Motorcycle Hillclimber, Mike Kirtland of Greenland.  At the 2022 Volwerth’s Meats, Pat’s Motorsports, Wildlife Refuge Cabins, Keweenaw Chevrolet-Buick-Cabins Hillclimb, 7 riders made it through the Digital Timing Beam.

Mike Kirtland MC King of HIll Awards

One of the 7 was Kirtland, who not only remained the MASTERS top rider, but expanded upon his ranking.  Kirtland captured the Vollwerth’s Meats-Settlers Co-Op Modified King of the Hill, the Twilly’s Mod Uphill Drag Race Champion, 4 Class Champions, and the ‘frosting on the cake,’ the Bam Tools Fastest Time of the Day.

Earlier in the day, Kirtland shot up the hill in an amazing 12.22 seconds.  MASTERS Officials on the Radio’s comments ranged from; ‘check that time again,’ to ‘are you serious, 12.22?’  The question that could not be answered was, ‘that has to be close to the record.’

Problem was no one has any of the results from the 1970’s and 1980’s.  Back when Terry Lahti of Houghton was competing.  When the South Range Business Association stopped running the Hillclimb in the 1980’s, Lahti turned to ‘human-powered’ sports.

“When the MASTERS brought the Motorcycle Hillclimb back, I went out and got a Motorcycle.  After not making the hill last year, all I wanted to do this year was make it over the top,” expressed Lahti.  “It didn’t matter if I won a class, or even if I took King of the Hill. All that mattered to me was to make it over the top.”

Lahti made it over the top to win the Feature Class, TOP GUN.  Winning that class qualified him for the King of the Hill Shootout.  Lahti drew to run 2nd in the Shootout, with one of Kirtland’s 3 runs was to go first.  

In the Mod Shootout, Kirtland ran 12.84 seconds.  Lahti then ran a 12.83.  “I had to look at the time over and over to make sure it said 12.83,” claimed Wyatt McIntyre of the MASTERS.  “You can’t blink your eye in 1/100th of a second, here Terry (Lahti) ran over 600 feet up the hill 1/100th of a second faster than Mike (Kirtland).”

With Kirtland winning 3 Modified Classes, the Mass City Hillclimber had 2 more runs.  He ran 12.90 second in his 3rd run.  Traverse City Chaz Forcia qualified for the Shootout but did not run.  

“When I saw those times that Terry and Mike ran, I just didn’t think I could beat them,” explained the former Baraga resident.

In Kirtland’s final run to beat Lahti, he turned in a 12.55 second run to win $450.00.

Shane Bandola

4 hillclimbers qualified for the Merritt’s Travel Center Stock King of the Hill.  Kirtland, Calumet’s Harrison Kerchner, Rockland’s Brian Pence, and Crystal Fall’s Shane Bandola.  Bandola went 1st and set the bar at 13.28 seconds.  Pence then crested the hill with a 15.94 second run.  Kerchner ran the smallest Motorcycle of the Foursome and made it over 200 Feet before the hill pulled the young man down.  Then it was time for Kirtland to sweep the King of the Hill Shootouts.  Kirtland failed to make it over the top.

“I watched the line everyone was taking throughout the day.  I knew what line I wanted, it was just the question if I could hold that line,” commented the talented Bandola.  “I was confident right from the start this morning.  It was just the question as to how everyone else would do.’

Shane Bandola and Jeanna Bandola

The chatter in the Pits throughout the day dealt with how talented Bandola is.  “Mike (Kirtland) was expected to do well, the question was how (Shane) Bandola, along with the Havela Race Team would do.  The surprise that made so many of us in the Pits was to see how Terry (Lahti) would do.  After all he is a young 68 year old,” chuckled McIntyre.

“Terry (Lahti) used to be one of the top riders with my brother, Tim (Tousignant) in the 1970’s,” stated Ontonagon’s Craig Tousignant.

Lahti set the high mark to win the Stock King of the Hill last year.  

The Hillclimber that racers, crew, and fans were ‘pulling for’ was Nick Gustafson.  Gustafson, who works for Polaris Industries in Roseau, Minnesota, has become one of the most popular and likes MASTERS Racers for the past 30 years.  Gustafson has been a TOP GUN Champion in Snow Drags, a representative of the MASTERS Racing Circuit at the World Championship Snowmobile HIllclimb in Jackson, Wyoming, and one of the best Snowmobile Watercross racers.

Gustafson crested the bluff in 17.99 seconds.  Later in the day he crashed his Honda near the top of the Hill and suffered an injury to his knee.  He had to receive help in walking down the hill.  To make his injury more serious is having to make it back to the Roseau.  The home of Polaris is located in Northwest Minnesota, a few miles from the Canadian border.

The hillclimb featured 3 ‘Father-Son’ tandems.  Mike Kirtland had 2 of his son’s compete, Brady and Gage.  One of the top Motorcycle Hillclimb teams in the entire Midwest is the Havela Race Team from Ishpeming.  This had Brad and his son Gage competing.  Then there is another top Motorcycle team of Leif Forcia and Son’s Transport.  That has Leif and his son, Chaz.

Otto Walli

The thrill of the entire event was watching 4 year old Otto Walli compete in the Premium Spray Foam and Coatings ‘Kids King of the Hill.’  Walli had only run his 50 cc Micro Mini Motorcycle 3 times after taking the ‘training wheels off.’  After making it up 58 yards, Walli left the hill and ran into the side of the hill, flipped his Motorcycle.  “The Motorcycle landed on top of him.  He got up, walked away with the Trophy’s lifted above his head.  He took it like a champ,” commented his nervous Mom, Brittany Barrette.  “I’m sure he’ll be in a lot more crashes as he gets older.”

Otto Walli Kids King of Hill 2022

Robert O’Connell of Atlantic Mine took the Junior King of the Hill by setting the high mark of 163 yards.

Ishpeming’s Jesse Perry held off half of the popular Joliff Brothers race team, Colin, in the 2 Bike Uphill Stock Drags.  Perry went a few feet higher up the hill to win that exciting final.

The common comment amongst the fans was, “This was exciting!  We sure appreciate the landowner giving us the chance to keep this event going.  It is good for South Range and the area.”

Otto Walli with Britney Barette

MASTERS – Vollwerth’s Meats – Pat’s Motorsports – Wildlife Refuge Cabins – Keweenaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Motorcycle Hillclimb Results

Vollwerth’s Meats – Settlers Co-op MOD King of the Hill:  Mike Kirtland, Mass City, Yamaha, 12.55 seconds.

Vollwerth’s Meats – Merritt; s Travel Center STOCK King of the Hill:  Shane Bandola, Crystal Falls, Honda, 13.28 seconds.

Settlers Federal Credit Union/Diamond House International MOD Uphill 2-Bike Drags:  1) Mike Kirtland, Mass City, Yamaha.  2) Gage Havela, Ishpeming, Yamaha.

Twilly’s Sports Bar/M & M Powersports STOCK Uphill 2-Bike Drags:  1) Jesse Perry, Ishpeming, Yamaha.  2) Colin Joliff, Mass City, Yamaha.

Premium Spray Foam & Coatings Jr. King of the Hill:  Robert O’Connell, Atlantic Mine, Yamaha, 163 yards

Premium Spray Foam & Coatings Kids King of the Hill:  Otto Walli, Lake Linden, 58 yards

Bam Tools Fastest Time of the Day:  Mike Kirtland, Mass City, Yamaha, 12.22 seconds (Mod 600)

Twilly’s Sports Bar TOP GUN:  1) Terry Lahti, Houghton, Honda, 12.68.  2) Mike Kirtland, Mass City, Yamaha, 13.38.  3) Nick Gustafson, Roseau, MN. Honda, 208 yards.

Pat’s Motorsports Stock 350-500:  Shane Bandola, Crystal Falls, Honda, 13.63.  2) Mike Kirtland, Mass City, Yamaha, 15.10.  3)  Colin Joliff, Mass City, Yamaha, 16.69.

Keweenaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Stock 350 (2 Stroke) 450 (4 Stroke):  1) Mike Kirtland, Mass City, Yamaha, 12.62.  2) Brad Havela, Ishpeming, Honda, 13.72.  3) Brady Kirtland, Mass City, Yamaha, 166 yards.

Wildlife Refuge Cabins Open Stock:  1) Mike Kirtland, Mass City, Yamaha, 12.97.  2) Terry Lahti, Houghton, Honda, 13.41.  3) Gage Havela, Ishpeming, Yamaha, 210 yards.

Ben DeHaan Trucking MOD 401-600:  1) Mike Kirtland, Mass City, Yamaha, 12.22 (Fastest Time of Day).  2) Gene Romero, Freemont, Honda, 13.25.  3) Craig Tousignant, Ontonagon, Yamaha, 208 yards.

Joliff Brothers Logging MOD 500 (2 Stoke) 650 (4 Stroke):  1) Mike Kirtland, Mass City, Yamaha, 13.43.  2) Nick Gustafson, Roseau, MN. Honda, 17.99.  3) Randy Antilla, Greenland, Honda, 160 yards.

Mosquito Inn/4 Season’s Convenience 250 (2 Stroke) 400 (4 Stroke):  1) Brian Pence, Rockland, 166 yards.  2) Nick Gustafson, Roseau, MN. Honda, 130 yards.

Ewen Building Supply STOCK 250-400:  Chaz Forcia, Traverse City, KTM, 16.37

 150 (2 Stroke) 250 (4 Stroke):  Harrison Kerchner, Calumet, Kawasaki, 74 yards

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MOTORCYCLE Hillclimb – July 9th!

June 13, 2022

Vollwerth’s Meats/Pat’s Motorsports/Keweenaw Chevrolet-Buick-GMC/Wildlife Refuge Cabins MOTORCYCLE Hillclimb July 9th!   The most challenging Motorcycle Hillclimb in the Midwest will be the MASTERS Motorcycle Hillclimb on July 9th.  This will be at Whealkate Bluff in South Range, MI.  This is located in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula, just south of Houghton/Hancock in the Keweenaw Peninsula.   […]

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