Friday Afternoon Grounds and Hill set-up:
 
We are going to be putting up the gates, banners, fencing on Friday Afternoon, starting around 1:00 pm ET.  If you can help, we really appreciate it.  If you want to voice your opinion on the gate set-up, then go to the hill on Friday Afternoon.
 
Registration:
 
Pre-Registration via ‘snail’ mail is now over.  FINAL Registration is tomorrow (Friday) Night, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EASTERN Time (5:00 to 7:00 pm Central).  This will take place in the Conference Room of the Ojibwa Casino in Baraga, MI.
 
EVERYONE that attends the Friday Night Registration and Drivers Meeting will get $20.00 in FREE CASINO PLAY from the Ojibwa Casino.  This includes Racer, Crew Members, and anyone else that attends on Friday Night.
 
Any racer under the age of 18 has to have the Parental Consent form signed by BOTH Parents, either in front of a Notary of the Public or at Registration Friday Night in front of a MASTERS Official.
 
Other then those that have already Pre-Registered and those that placed in the Top 3 of any of the Pro Stock and/or Pro Mod Classes, the maximum amount of classes you can register for is 3 Pro Division Classes.  You can register for Vintage, Spirit, Sno-Bike, in ADDITION to the 3 Pro Division (Pro Stock/Pro Mod).
 
Please have the Registration filled out when you go to the Registration Table.  On the Registration Form please fill in the town/village/city you are from.  Have the OEM and Model of the Sled, along with your Sled Number.  The Sled Number is to be at least 6 inches, preferably 8 inches, with CONTRASTING Color of your hood.  The only way we can tell that the right sled/racer is at the line is with the sled number, plus we have a lot of media that takes pictures and video of the competition, and the only way to identify who is in the picture or the video is with your sled number.
 
If you have up to 3 Sponsors, please write Sponsors on back, then list your 3 sponsors.
 
Friday Night Drivers Meeting:
 
This will start right at 8:00 pm ET (7:00 pm CT).  Every driver or a Representative of the driver is required to be at this meeting.  We will go over the schedule, format of the racing, and the draw for driver order.  For the FIRST time in over 25 years, we are making a change on the driver.  In an effort to speed up the competition, if we have a driver that draws back to back from one class to another, we are going to jump the back to back run by one driver.  We’re doing this to give the driver that drew back to back time to get back to the starting line.
 
Racer/Crew Entrance & Pit Passes:
 
The Racer entrance is the EXIT Road.  Signs will be posted  We had complaints from some local people, that even took down our signs to show the way to the Racer Entrance.  With the message from the Township Supervisor, we had new signs made up asking everyone to PLEASE Drive Slow and with Caution.  That entrance will be open at 8:00 am ET.
 
The ONLY people that are going to get the FREE Admission is the Racer and ONE Crew Member that attends Friday NIght Meeting, and signs the Waiver of Liability.   EVERYONE else that wants a Pit Pass will have to pay $20.00/person at the Racer Entrance.  Half of this is going to the Christian Motorcycle Association for all the work they do in helping us with Security and Parking.  At the Racer Entrance you will have to sign the Waiver of Liability, then you will get your Pit Pass.
 
Pit Parking:
 
This is on a first come basis.  Due to the amount of racers, please park as close to each other as you can in the Pits.
 
Fan Admission and Parking:
 
Gate Admission is $10.00, Under 6 is Free. Parking is $10.00.  Ojibwa Casino will be giving away $20.00 in FREE Casino Play with every Adult admission!   Snowmobile Parking on the non-plowed portion of the grounds is FREE.  Parking is on a first come basis.  Majority of the Parking allows the fans to see the competition from their vehicle.  We have repaired the FM Transmitter and you will be able to hear the PA over your FM Vehicle Radio.  Usually it is around 88.5 FM.
 
Temperatures are forecast to be in the low 40’s so bring a lawnchair…and Sun-Screen!
 
Please use the Garbage Cans on the grounds to keep the grounds clean.  This property is PRIVATELY owned.  We have the privilege from the land-owner to hold such an exciting and FUN hillclimb.
 
Concessions:
 
Dogfathers Concessions will be on the grounds with delicious Vollwerth’s Hot Dogs, Coffee and Hot Chocolate.  PLEASE support our Concessionaire.
 
Schedule of the Day:
 
Gates will open at 8:00 am ET.  Safety Tech will run from 8:00 am ET to 9:00 am ET.  EVERYONE has to go through Safety Tech right at the Officials Trailer.  Mandatory Drivers meeting will be at 9:00 am.  Competition will start right at 9:30 am ET.  Snow Bikes will go first,  Pro Open Mod will be the first Snowmobiles to go up the hill.  Then Pro Mod 850, Pro Mod 700 (if we have a minimum of 6 sleds to enter the class), Pro Mod 600, Pro Open Stock, Pro Stock 850, Pro Stock 700 (if we have a minumum of 6 sleds to enter the class), Pro Stock 600, Spirit, Vintage, Women’s, Junior to finish the 1st Round.  Then REVERSE Racer and Class Order for the 2nd Round.  Snow Bike, Junior, Women’s, Vintage, Spirit, Pro Stock 600, Pro Stock 700 (again, if we have the MInimum to run), Pro Stock 850, Pro Open Stock, Pro Mod 600, Pro Mod 700 (with miniumum entry’s), Pro Mod 850, Pro Open Mod.
 
We are planning on having a separate course for the 120’s and 200’s.  They will run while we are running the Vintage and Women’s classes.  We’re anticipating this to be around Noon.  The kids will have a course at the bottom of the hill, then they will go up the left side (looking at the hill from the bottom).  The finish will be determined by either time to go up the hill past the finish line, or high mark.
 
Junior, Vintage, Women’s Shoot-Out format:
 
After your first run, the Top 3 in each of those classes will run their second run as a SHOOT-OUT.  Each of these classes will have to go through ONE Gate at the bottom of the hill, then they are to go straight up the hill. Placing will be determined by the SHOOT-OUT, with the 3rd best time going first, then the 2nd best time, going second, then the best time going last in the Shoot-out.
 
If any Junior, Vintage, or Woman wants to run all the gates, and they feel they have the skill & talent, and the Junior Parents allow, you can enter a Pro Stock or a Pro Mod Class.
 
Staging and going to the Start Line:
 
Due to the amount of racers we had at the Triest Forest Products-Vollwerth’s Mid America Championship Hillclimb on Feb, 2nd, we have no choice but to keep things moving fast.  You are expected to be in Staging at the bottom of the hill and ready to go.  If you are not at the Starting line in ONE MINUTE, then you will be a scratch.  Look at the charts, see when you are supposed to be in staging and/or at the starting line.  Then at the Starting line, wait for the Green Light before you start your run.
 
Behind the Staging area:
 
Those that have a Pit Pass are the ONLY people allowed to be right at the bottom of the hill.  We are going to put up an additional fence from the Officials Trailer to the starting line entrance.  NO ONE, other then the racer is allowed to go on the other side of that fence.  This is an insurance and Safety rule.
 
World Championship Qualifier:
 
The Top 3 in the Pro Stock King of the Hill, and the Top 3 in the Pro Mod King of the Hill will earn a qualifying entry to the World Championship Hillclimb in Jackson Wyoming.  Total of 6 entry’s to be handed out this Saturday at the Ojibwa Casino WINTERNATIONALS.  However, those that qualify HAVE to inform Skip that they will be going, or they will NOT be going to Jackson, WY.  Those that are not going will then go to the next highest qualifier in the King of the HIll Shoot-Outs, then any remaining un-filled spots will go based on best time of the day in the Pro Classes.  Remember, you do NOT have to enter the class you won at the MASTERS event for the class you choose to enter at the World Championship.  You can enter whatever class ( s ) YOU CHOOSE at the World Championship.
 
King of the Hill Shoot-Outs:
 
The top 2 Snow Bikes will advance to the Coyote Snow Bike Adventures Snow Bike King of the Hill.  The winner will get $200 from Coyote Snow Bike Adventures.  2nd place will get $100.00 from the MASTERS.
 
The Ojibwa Casino Pro Stock King of the Hill will get $500 from the Ojibwa Casino’s.  The Vollwerth’s Meats Pro Mod King of the Hill will get $500.00 from Vollwerth’s Meats.  This is above and beyond the money the qualifier for the Pro Stock and Pro Mod King of the Hill will get for winning their class and qualifying for the King of the Hill Shoot-Out.
 
Awards/Cash Pay-back:
 
Other then the 120’s and 200’s, ALL Awards will be given out at the Awards Party on Saturday NIght.  This includes the KIng of the Hll, and the Class Winners from the Feb 2nd, Triest Forest Products-Vollwerth’s Meats Mid America Championship Hillclimb (MACH).  ANY Driver that sweeps his class from both the Feb 2nd Hillclimb AND the Ojibwa Casino WINTERNATIONALS will get additional purse money from the Ojibwa Casino.
 
All Pro Division winners will have a CHOICE between a Class Champion Trophy or a beautifully embroidered MASTERS Class Champion Shirt from Diamond House International.  One Trophy or Shirt per driver.  This is for both the Feb 2nd MACH and the Ojibwa Casino WINTERNATIONALS.  You can win 1 shirt/Trophy for the MACH and 1 shirt/trophy for the WINTERNATIONALS
 
We are hoping that we will have racers, and/or crew members that will help us clean up and tear down as quickly as possible so we can make out the checks and head to the Ojibwa Casino for the Awards Party.  We’re hoping to start the Awards Party around 7:00 pm ET.  This will be in the Conference Room of the Ojibwa Casino in Baraga.
 
We will NOT be sending out Checks and/or Trophy’s.  If you cannot make it to the Awards Party, you will have to pre-arrange with Sandy as to who will be picking up your Trophy and/or check.
 
It is due to the sponsorship of the Ojibwa Casino that we are able to have a cash purse and awards of over $5000 for EACH Hillclimb,  Without the Ojibwa Casino MAJOR/Title Sponsorship these hillclimbs WOULD NOT TAKE PLACE.  PLEASE show your support by attending the Awards Party on Saturday Night.
 
Contact/Questions/Etc
 
Other then tonight (Thursday Night), or tomorrow at Registration, you will not be able to get hold of me, either by phone or e-mail.  All of us with the MASTERS are going to be very busy from tonight till Registration tomorrow night.  I will NOT be able to answer any phone messages or e-mails tomorrow, nor will I be able to answer any phone calls tomorrow during registration, and obviously on Saturday.  Thank-you for your understanding.
 
Remember please drive SLOWLY to and FROM the hillclimb.  While this event brings in hundreds of people and thousands of dollars to the community and the area, we have a few local people that are not happy with the traffic in their community.  They allege that we have people that are driving fast to and from the event…so again, please drive slow and cautiously to and from the event.
 
Thank-you!

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Ojibwa Casino WINTERNATIONALS Hillclimb at Whealkate Bluff in South Range, MI., Saturday, Feb 22, 2020:
 
Those that want to earn a ‘credit’ to apply to your Class entry fee’s, we would really appreciate any and all help setting up the grounds, course, fencing, banners on Friday, Feb 21st, starting at 1:00 pm ET.  Same with help in tearing down at the end of the competition.
 
Due to the amount of racers we had at the Triest Forest Products-Vollwerth’s Meats Mid America Championship Hillclimb (MACH) on Feb. 2nd, and coming real close to not being able to get all the runs in before dusk, we are going back to what we used to do for years, that is limit the amount of entry’s a racer can sign up for to 3 Pro Classes.  HOWEVER, any racer that PRE-REGISTERS over the mail and we receive that registration and fee’s by Thursday, Feb 20, 2020, can still sign up for 4 Pro Classes.  ALSO, any racer that placed in the TOP 3 of the class they want to sign up for that 4th class, will be allowed to do so. 
 
 
To Pre-Register, send the registration form and fee’s too:  MASTERS, % Winternationals, 610 Greenland Road, Ontonagon, MI. 49953.  Make check out too:  MASTERS.   You’ll find the Hillclimb Registration on our Registration page.
 
Final Registration will be Friday Night, Feb 21st, from 6 to 8:00 pm EASTERN time (5 to 7 pm Central).  This will be in the Ojibwa Casino of Baraga Conference Room.  Same place we had it for the MACH.  At 8:00 pm ET we will have our MANDATORY Driver/Crew Member meeting.  Everyone has to either have the racer or a crew member specifically for the racer attend this meeting.  This will be the ONLY time that a racer and/or crew member can get FREE admission.  As always every racer and 1 Crew Member that attends this meeting and signs the Waiver of Liability is allowed FREE Admission .
 
It will be at the Racer Registration and Meeting that the Ojibwa Casino will be handing out $20.00 in FREE CASINO Play!
 
ALL those that do not attend Friday Night’s Meeting will have to pay $20.00/person at the Racers gate and sign the Waiver of Liability at the Racers gate on Saturday Morning.  Half of those proceeds on Saturday Morning go to the Christian Motorcyclist Association(CMA) Run for the Son.  The CMA is a volunteer organization that has always volunteered to help us with Parking and Security.  It will be either at Friday Night’s meeting or Saturday Morning at the gate that you will be given a Pit Pass.
 
No one will be allowed in the Pits or in the Staging area without a Pit Pass.  This includes Parents and Family that will want to go to Staging for the 120’s, 200’s, and Juniors.
 
Race Schedule for Saturday, Feb 22nd:
 
We are going to have the MANDATORY Drivers Meeting at 9:00 am ET.  10 minutes after the Invocation and the playing of the National Anthem, we will be going to the Snow Bikes and their 1st run.  We’re shooting to start the competition no later then 9:30 am ET. After the Snow Bikes run, we will be going to the Pro Open Mod, and work our way down from Big to little cc on the 1st Round.  After the 1st Round of the Pro Division classes we will go to Vintage, Women’s, Spirit, Juniors.  HOWEVER, we will finish whatever class we are running around Noon, and go to the 120 Mods and 120 Stock classes.  The 120’s and 200’s are the only classes that we hand out the Trophy’s right at the hill.  They will run both runs and the 120 King of the Hill, then return to where we left off.
 
After both rounds have been run, we will be going to the Women’s Queen of the Hill, Coyote Snow Bike King of the Hill, Ojibwa Casino Pro Stock King of the Hill, and finish with the Vollwerth’s Meats Pro Mod King of the Hill.
 
We will NOT be handing out ANY Cash or Awards at the Hill.  ALL the Cash and Awards from the Ojibwa Casino WINTERNATIONALS and the Class Cash Awards from the MACH on Feb 2nd will be handed out at our FIRST Ojibwa Casino Racing Series Awards Party.
 
The Awards Party will be held in the Ojibwa Casino Conference Room.  We’re hoping to have the grounds cleared and tore down as fast as we can and immediately head to the Casino.  We’re ‘shooting’ for around 7:00 pm ET.   As always, the MASTERS does NOT send out Trophy’s or cash awards.  We’re asking for a good turnout of racers, crew, and fans for the Awards Party.
 
If you have any questions on ANYTHING, please e-mail me:  sschulz [at] jamadots [dot] com  I will try to answer your calls, but as you can imagine, Sandy and I will be extremely busy getting ready for the Ojibwa Casino WINTERNATIONALS Hillclimb.
 
Thank-you EVERYONE!

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The 120 Stock Finalists at the Vollwerth’s Meats Mid America Championship Hillclimb

The 120 Stock Finalists

(L to R, 1st to 3rd Plae) Klayton Kin of Ontonagon, Braden Rose of Harvey, Benjamin Cook of Green Bay.

Snowmobile Hillclimbers from 5 States competed in last Saturday’s Triest Forest Products-Vollwerth’s Mid America Championship Hillclimb (MACH).  The MACH was held at Whealkate Bluff in South Range.  Officials with the Mid America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers (MASTERS) states that this was the largest crowd the race circuit has had for a Snowmobile Hilllclimb at the steep bluff.

Snowmobile Hillclimb

Photo courtesy of David Archambeau

It was also the largest turnout of hillclimbers, as 51 riders attempted to climb the 600 Foot Bluff.  44% of the 261 runs up the hill saw the rider make it over the acclaimed ‘Wall’ at the top of the hill. 

“This is actually the best percentage of riders to set a time,” commented Chris Crosby of the MASTERS.  “We had less snow on the hill, and those that ran early in the morning set a ‘groove’ that others followed.”

There may have been more riders to make it over the top, but that didn’t mean the event didn’t have its own style of excitement.  “Those that didn’t make it ended their runs in a very exciting way,” Jason Asselin of Just Snowmobiles chuckled.  “The video I did is probably one of the best when it comes to spills and rolls.’

Jimmy Marietta

Jimmy Marietta – photo courtesy of David Archambeau

The two professional hillclimbers that dominated the competition at both of last year’s hillclimbs repeated.  That was Hubbell’s James Marietta, and the Pat’s Motorsports hillclimber, Tyler Robinson.  Both represented the MASTERS at last year’s World Championship Hillclimb in Jackson, Wyoming.

Both qualified for the Houghton Powersports Pro Stock King of the Hill (KOH) and the Vollwerth’s Meats Pro Mod King of the Hill Shoot-outs by winning a class.  Robinson earned two runs in the Pro Stock Division and one run in Pro Mod.  Marietta punched his ticket in each ‘shoot-out’ with a win in one class in both Pro Stock and Pro Mod.

Tyler Robinson

Tyler Robinson – photo courtesy of David Archambeau

Robinson ended up needing his second run in the Pro Stock KOH when he failed to make the hill in his first run.  In the draw for the order to run, Robinson drew the 3rd and 4th run.  Robinson knew he had his hands full with that final run after finding out that Marietta turned in an impressive 22.68 second run.

Robinson turned in a 22.07 second run to win by a half a second.

This set the stage for a Pro Mod KOH shoot-out that had the fans excited in anticipation.  “I knew Jimmy (Marietta) was going to hold nothing back,” explained Jimmy’s father, Neil Marietta.

In this shoot-out Robinson went before Marietta.  Jumping from the Polaris over to the Yamaha, Robinson turned in a faster time then he ran in the Pro Stock KOH.  He ran a 21.18 second run.  Almost a second faster run then it took him to claim the $500 from Houghton Powersports in the Pro Stock KOH.

Then it was Marietta to end the competition.  The Arctic Cat rider set the fastest time of the day with an amazing 19.41 second run.  A run that got him $500 from Vollwerth’s Meats.

In addition to Marietta’s two wins in the Pro classes, he was also the first to go up the hill in the morning.  He ‘broke’ trail on a Snow Bike, a motorcycle with a ski and track.  His run of 20.40 seconds won him the Coyote Snowbike Adventure Class.

If that wasn’t enough to show how versatile Marietta is.  He also rode the very same snowmobile that his father rode close to 20 years ago at Copper Peak.  A Polaris that gave him a win in the Diamond House International Vintage Class.

Robinson was the only Pro Driver to win a class on two different Snowmobile Manufacturer sleds.  He won the Pat’s Motorsports Pro Mod 600 on a Yamaha.  He also won the M & M Powersports Pro Open Stock and the Matt’s Auto Glass and Body Pro Stock 850 on a Polaris.

With Marietta’s wins, he now became the highest cash purse winning driver in the 25+ year history of the MASTERS.  Prior to Marietta cashing in this past weekend, Nissula’s Travis Kaurala, had won more money than any other hillclimber. 

Snowmobile Hillclimb

Photo courtesy of David Archambeau

Kaurala continued his long streak of qualifying for a KOH Shoot-out by winning the Eagle Radio Pro Mod 850 class on an Acciaca Forest Products Ski-Doo.  His son, Kaiden, was the first and only Junior Class rider to go around all 5 gates and make it over the top.

Representing the Junior Division riders from 5 Midwestern States at last year’s World Championship was Greenland’s Wyatt McIntyre.  The Ontonagon High School student does not compete in MASTERS Junior Division, but runs in Pro Classes.  The Pat’s Motorsports racer placed in 2 Pro Classes.

Layne Stank

Layne Stank – photo courtesy of David Archambeau

The Pro hillclimber that has gone to the World Championship more than any other racer in the Midwest, Layne Stank of Menomonee, MI., qualified for another trip to Jackson.  He narrowly defeated Lake Linden’s Tom Hodges by one second in the Dave’s Auto Repair of Laurium Spirit Class ‘shoot-out.’

Destiny Welch

Destiny Welch – photo courtesy of David Archambeau

For the first time, the MASTERS ran a Women’s Division.  Brook, Minnesota’s, Destiny Welch was the first to claim the Moyle Construction/Valley View Quarry ‘Queen of the Hill.’    She edged out Dollar Bay’s Brianna Banfield by only 4 seconds.  3 of the 4 gals competing in the class, made it over the top of the hill, including Ahmeek’s Emily Lanhala.

The children between the ages of 4 and 12 thrilled the fans in the 120 and 200 classes.  Ontonagon’s Lucas Solberg won the Wildlife Refuge Cabins 200 Youth Class. Harvey’s Braden Rose won the Stephen Wittmer 120 Mod, and Ontonagon’ Klayton Kin won the Restoretech of Illinois 120 Stock.

The MASTERS will be back at Whealkate Bluff on Feb. 22nd for the Ojibwa Casino WINTERNATIONALS Hillclimb.  This hillclimb will hand out 9 entries to the World Championships.

“If you think the MACH was competitive and exciting to watch, just wait till you see what the WINTERNATIONALS has in store,” commented Kip McIntyre of the Pat’s Motorsports team.

Snowmobile Hillclimb

Photo courtesy of David Archambeau

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ALL racers and crew members will get $20.00 in FREE Play Coupon at Registration Friday Night.  As we have done in the past 20+ years, those that come to Registration on Friday Night will get the ONE Gate Admission FREE, and the Crew Member that comes to Registration on Friday Night will get the Gate Admission FREE.  Additional Pit Passes will be sold Friday Night.  Everyone in the Pits will need a Pit Pass.  We will go over where the racers will enter the grounds at the Racer Meeting on Friday Night after registration ends at 8:00 pm EASTERN, and the Drivers Meeting begins.
 
New Classes for this Saturday’s Hillclimb:
 
We have had an interest in running a Women’s Class and a 200cc Class for children for this Saturday’s Triest Forest Products-Vollwerth’s Meats Mid America Championship Hillclimb at Whealkate Bluff in South Range, MI.
 
Both classes, they will run straight up the hill.
 
We do not have these classes on our Registration form.
 
Women’s will be the same as Vintage, 200 cc class will be the same as the 120 Mod.
 
Women’s Class fee will be $30.00, Insurance will be $40.00.
 
200 cc class will be $20.00, Insurance will be $20.00.
 
BTW, Vintage is ANY sled that is 20 years or older.  Thus 2000 Model year sleds and older will run.  Those that enter Vintage will decide as to whether they want to run the gates or straight up the hill.
 
Final Registration:
 
Registration is taking place IN the Casino.  This will be at the Conference Room, located across the Hall from the Bears Den Restaurant.  It will NOT be in the former Big Bucks Bingo Hall.  This will begin at 6:00 pm ET and run till 8:00 pm ET.  There will be no more Registration after 8:00 pm ET.
 
I have had some confusion on the Maximum Class rule.  You cannot enter more then 2 Pro Stock and 2 Pro Mod for a total of 4 Pro Classes, however you can also enter Vintage, Spirit, and Snow Bike…so if you have the chance to actually enter 7 classes.  Again, those 40 and older can run 4 Pro Classes AND the Spirit Class.
 
Awards:
 
We will be handing out Trophy’s and/or Class Champion Shirts on the grounds on Saturday.  ALL CASH will be handed out at the Awards Party after the Feb 22nd Ojibwa Casino WINTERNATIONALS, this will be at the Ojibwa Casino.  We are doing this in an effort to show our MAJOR SPONSOR our support for the years they have kept the hillclimbs going.  I sure hope people understand why we are doing this.
 
See you tomorrow night at the Ojibwa Casino.

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Hillclimb Traction Rule

January 28, 2020

Traction Product Rule for THIS Saturday’s Triest Forest Products-Vollwerth’s Meats Mid America Championship Hillclimb AND the Ojibwa Casino WINTERNATIONALS Hillclimb on Feb 22, 2020:
 
The following is what has been on our Hillclimb Rules since LAST APRIL, 2019:
 
A Track can be altered, however it must retain the integrity to be safely operated during competition, including the Pit and Staging areas.  Other than commercially produced Traction screws, NO other Traction products will be allowed in Hillclimb competition beginning on Jan. 1, 2020.    Any amount of screws are allowed, providing the integrity of the track has not been compromised.
 
This was one of the very few rule changes the MASTERS has made over a number of years.  We announced this at the end of last year and is done to protect our VOLUNTEER Hill Jockey’s from a sled shooting a stud out and injuring a Hill Jockey, Official, or Media Representative.
 
PLEASE, go to the General Rules AND the Hillclimb Rules by navigating through the website.
 
The other Rule Change, which we announced in November of 2019 was that no Pro Driver can enter more then 2 Pro Stock and 2 Pro Mod, for a maximum of 4 Pro Classes.  However a driver can enter 4 Pro Classes AND enter Spirit, Vintage, and Snow Bike.  While I highly doubt anyone would do it, but one could actually run 7 classes (2 Pro Stock, 2 Pro Mod, Spirit, Vintage, and Snow Bike).
 
The MASTERS has 2 spots for Junior at the World Championship Hillclimb in Jackson, WY.  If we have a driver that is UNDER the age of 18, and runs in any Pro Class, the highest finish in the Pro Class will be considered a ‘Junior’ qualifier for Jackson.  Now those that enter Junior are going to have the option as to whether that Junior Driver at the MASTERS Hillclimb wants to run the ‘gates,’ or go straight up the hill.  However ONLY the Junior’s that run the gates will have a chance to win the Junior Class Trophy.
 
Registration/Drivers Meeting for this Saturday’s Hillclimb and Minor Waiver of Liability:
 
FINAL Registration is THIS FRIDAY NIGHT from 6 – 8 pm EASTERN Time at the Ojibwa Casino in Baraga.  Driver/Crew Meeting will start right after Registration CLOSES at 8 pm ET.  If you cannot make the final registration, you can send in your registration and fee’s so that the MASTERS receives this by THIS THURSDAY.
Then if the racer cannot make the Drivers Meeting on Friday Night, THEY HAVE TO HAVE A SPECIFIC REPRESENTATIVE (Crew Member) at the meeting.  That Representative/Crew Member is ONLY for ONE Racer.
 
Registration is attached, along with the Minor Parental Waiver of Liability Form.
 
Please note that the class fee’s are listed next to the class.  At the BOTTOM of the registration is the INSURANCE fee.  Pay the highest insurance fee, but ONLY ONE fee, you do not pay for insurance for every class you enter.
 
Remember for those with ANY RACER under the age of 18, BOTH PARENTS must sign, either at the Registration or if it is sent in, the Parents have to sign this form in the presence of a Notary of Public, and the Notary is to sign the Waiver of Liability.  You ONLY have to have this Minor Waiver of Liability for the ‘winter’ racing season, so that one Waiver of Liability is good for both Hillclimbs and/or the Duluth races.
 
Qualifying Entry’s to the World Championship Hillclimb in Jackson, WY:
 
The Pro Stock King of the Hill,  the Pro Mod King of the Hill,  (1) One Junior Spot, AND the Spirit Class King of the Hill will all be given an entry to this years World Championship Hillclimb from this Saturday’s Triest Forest Products – Vollwerth’s Meats Mid America Championship Hillclimb.  We will be handing out an entry for winning a Pro Stock Class, an entry for winning a Pro Mod class, Pro Stock King of the Hill, and Pro Mod King of the Hill, and one Junior at the Ojibwa Casino WINTERNATIONALS on Feb 22nd.   

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Mont du Lac Competition Info

January 21, 2020

Mont du Lac Hillcross and Race of Champions on March 28th, 2020:
 
Final racer registration will be Friday Night from 6 to 8 pm CT at the Lodge at the bottom of the hill.  For the past 25 years, the MASTERS has never taken registration the day of the race.  If you cannot register that Friday Night, send in the attached HILLCROSS Registration by Thursday, March 26th too:  MASTERS, % Mont du Lac Registration, 610 Greenland Road, Ontonagon, MI 49953.  You are invited to stay around after registration concludes for the order of the Time Trial qualifying.
 
We are going to give every Hillcrosser 2 timed qualifying runs.  The Top 8 racers will advance in their class to a 2-sled race up the hill.  Highest (fastest) sled will go against the lowest seed,  1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6, 4 vs 5.  Winners advance to the Class Final.
 
We will have 2 distinct and separate lanes that the racers have to stay in.
 
From 8:00 am CT to 8:30 am we will have Practice runs.
 
We will have a Mandatory Hillcross Drivers Meeting right at 8:30 am CT on Saturday Morning, with qualifying to begin at 9:00 am CT.
 
After ALL qualifying is over we are going to have a  Mandatory Race of Champions Drivers Meeting.  After the Drivers Meeting and during the Hillcross Quarterfinals we will have TNT (Test N Tune) for the Snow Drag Racers for a half hour.  Then we will be grooming the Snow Drag Lanes.
 
We will run the Hillcross through the Semi-Finals.  After the Semi-Finals in Hillcross, we will be going to the Race of Champions, and run them right up to the Semi-Finals.  While we are running the Race of Champions, we will be re-grooming the Hillcross for the Hillcross finals.
 
While we are running the Hillcross Finals, we will be re-grooming the Race of Champions.
 
At the end of the Pro Mod 600, Pro Mod 850 and TOP GUN Finals, we will go directly to the Non-Turbo Shoot-out, then the Turbo Shoot-out.
 
By going back and forth between the two forms of drag racing, we are going to have the time and chance to make sure the tracks are re-groomed.
 
We will accept up to 12 entries in each class, however we will NOT run a class if we do not have a MINIMUM of 4 entry’s per class.
 
VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE:  If we do not have at least 4 entry’s PRE-REGISTERED by Feb 25th, 2020, the MASTERS will cancel that form of racing and go to a Terra-X race.  If you want to bring back Hillcross and/or Snow Drags, we need you to Pre-Register by Feb 25th, 2020.  Please help us in getting the word out.

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Upcoming Event Reminders & Updates

January 21, 2020

Triest Forest Products-Vollwerth’s Meats Mid America Championship Hillclimb at Whealkate Bluff, South Range, MI., Saturday, Feb 1st:   As I am sure many of you have seen on Social Media, we had our friends and officials put up fencing to try to stop people from running the hill, well over a month ago.  Idiots knocked down […]

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Terra-X & Vintage Enduro Information

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What is Terra-X?   For this coming Saturday’s Terra-X in Ontonagon, Michigan, some people may wonder what Terra-X is?   It is a FUN race for anyone with any type of snowmobile to race in!  It is a course with tight turns, a jump (if you want to jump), a side hill…basically a trail.  It […]

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Upcoming Events Poster

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Hillclimb King of the Hill competing for $

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Feb. 1 st , 2020 Triest Forest Products – Vollwerth’s Meats Mid America Championship Hillclimb: After winning CASH for taking a first in the Pro Classes at the Triest Forest Products-Vollwerth’s Meats Mid America Championship Hillclimb on Feb 1 st at Whealkate Bluff in South Range, MI., the class winners in Pro Stock will qualify […]

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