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.
You are asked to Pre-Register by filling out the Motorcycle Hillclimb Registration, and send the completed Registration Form, with the applicable fees too:  MASTERS, % Motorcycle, 610 Greenland Road, Ontonagon, MI.,  49953.  With your Pre-Registration, you can register for an EXTRA Class (Other than Open Modified), AT HALF PRICE, providing the MASTERS receives your Pre-Registration by Thursday, July 7th, 2022.
We will have FINAL Registration the morning of the Hillclimb from 8:00 am EASTERN Time to 9:15 am EASTERN Time at the Hill.  HOWEVER, Raceday Registration is an additional $10.00/class and $15.00 for Insurance.  You only pay ONE Insurance fee, no matter how many classes you enter.  You have to pay the highest Insurance Fee.
Other than Children and Junior, Class Winners receive a Diamond House International CLASS CHAMPION Shirt and Cash.  Cash is based upon the number of entries in the class.  All the Stock Class Winners qualify for the Stock King of the Hill and all Modified Class Winners qualify for the Mod King of the Hill.  The King of the Hill will receive an Embroidered Jacket and an additional $200 above and beyond what the winner gets by winning his class.  In the past we have had Race Teams that have also kicked in additional Cash for the King of the Hill Winners.
The Children and Junior Class Winners get Trophies for 1st thru 3rd, and a Class Champion Shirt.  The Children’s ‘Kid King of the Hill’ will also get a King of the Hill Jacket.
Those that have competed at past Motorcycle Hillclimbs understand that Whealkate Bluff is a STEEP and Challenging Hill.  Last year ONLY ONE RUN at the hill made it over the top to register a time.   At the top of the 500 Foot Bluff, there is a ‘Wall’ that makes registering a time even more difficult.  We did not have ANYONE on a Stock Bike make it over the top.  Stock Bikes are allowed Knobby Tires and Knobby Tires are HIGHLY recommended.  This year will be our final year where Extended swing arms are not permitted in Stock.  This will also be our final year with the class structure that we have this year. 
As has been in the past 30 years, the MASTERS always accepts ideas and suggestions from our racers.  We will be looking for racers to give us suggestions for new Class Structure and rule changes beginning next year.  The MASTERS understands that Whealkate Bluff is not an easy hill to compete at.  We openly admit that this hill does scare a lot of people from competing, so we are looking at ideas as to entice more racers to try Whealkate Bluff in the future.
We offer our Racers FREE Rustic Camping at a location on the grounds.  This is for Registered Racers ONLY.  We do not have Electricity for the Campers, those camping will have the use of the Porta-Potties on the Grounds.  ABSOLUTELY no one is allowed to run on the hill at ANY time prior to the competition.
Competition will begin around 10:00 am EASTERN Time, depending upon how many late Registrations we get on the morning of the competition.  The Awards will be handed out approximately 1 hour after the competition is over.  This will take place on the Grounds.
For the Rules, please read and understand them.  If you have any questions, please e-mail me.  While it is important to look at all the rules, remember ALL racers are required to have a Number on their Bike, they will also be required to have a MASTERS Sticker on their Bike.
Due to INSURANCE RULES, EVERYONE racing UNDER 18 years of age, is REQUIRED to have BOTH LEGAL Parents of the Minor Sign the Minor Waiver Form.  The signed Parental Waiver form is to be attached to the Registration.  If the Parents are not together, it is an INSURANCE Rule that the Parents sign the Waiver form in the presence of a NOTARY of the PUBLIC.  I’m sorry for this additional work, but this is NOT a MASTERS Rule, but a rule with our Fan Liability Insurance Carrier.  The Insurance the racer is paying for is Fan Liability only, we do not provide Insurance to the racer for his/her injuries, claims, etc.
End of the Entertainment provides a professional Video Crew, with drones to Video the entire event.  It will be seen live over the Internet.  Go to End of the Earth Entertainment for details on the Live Streaming.  Chris Wahmhoff and his Video team does an EXCELLENT job with the coverage of the competition.  After the race it is shown over the Internet.  The MASTERS is very PROUD to have End of the Earth Entertainment bring their crew to this EXCITING event.
The MASTERS is also fortunate to have one of the BEST Racing Photographers taking pictures during the entire event.  Over the last 30+ yearss numerous racers have purchased a picture of them racing from David Archambeau of the Houghton Daily Mining Gazette  Archy has been our Photorgrapher of the MASTERS for MANY years.  His pictures truly are AMAZING!
Fans are able to watch the entire Hillclimb and hear the PA over their FM Radio.  We do not allow ANY Fan or Crew Member on the side or top of the hill at ANYTIME.  However the fans have a great viewing vantage point from the different terraces on the Fan Parking Lot.
Gate Admission is $10.00/person, Under 6 is Free, Parking is only $10.00.  Each Racer is admitted Free and given FREE Pit Parking.  Racer Entrance will be directed by Signs, as will the Fan Entrance.
Dogfathers Concessions will be on the Grounds serving delicious Vollwerth’s Meats Products.  Security will be on the Grounds during the event.
Make plans to come and watch one of the most exciting Motorcycle Hillclimbs in the Midwest,  Or IF YOU’VE GOT THE GUTS, WE’VE GOT THE HILL for those that are willing to COMPETE!
We will be having a couple Work bee’s BEFORE the event.  We really appreciate all those that are willing to volunteer any and all help they can give us.  Watch our Facebook Page, Masters Racing Circuit for dates and times of our Work Bee’s.
If you want the BEST and ONLY seat to watch a Hillclimb or Terra-X race, become a MASTERS Official.  You will be given a MASTER Officials Shirt, and if you work all of our events, you will be given a beautiful MASTERS Officials Jacket!  You will also be PAID to work the Afternoon BEFORE the Race and the day of the race.
We are looking for DEPENDABLE Official for the Starting Line, Finish Line, Officials Trailer Timer and Distance Official, and Race Registration/Charts Official.  Please send an e-mail or call.
Watch a video from last year’s event:

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