Tracy, Calif. (March 17, 2008) – Skips Promotions, a division of Skips at Carnegie confirmed today, the opening round of the NAHA RacerX Suzuki Hillclimb Nationals will take place at the famed Harrison's Hill location at Carnegie State Park, April 5th & 6th Tracy CA.
"The series kicks off the pro hillclimb season against one of Mother Nature's most formidable vertical opponents, Harrison's Hill" says promoter George Horne, son of Hillclimbing icon Skip Horne. The Horne family is celebrating their 20th year promoting the California State Championships which officially gets started the weekend before the national as the Amateur series starts March 30th.
2008 will be the first time in half a decade that anyone has attempted this world renowned incline. Harold Waddell, from Omaha Nebraska went on to win the famed climb back in 2003. His ride on the famous hill was the stuff of legend as one of the most incredible displays of hillclimbing talent the sport had ever seen had this to say of Harrison's Hill "Most of the competitors will never see the top of the hill," says defending National Champ Harold Waddell of Omaha, Nebraska. "This is like something you see at the X-Games." Waddell will be defending his 3rd year as the number one rider in the country. Qualifying will begin at 9am on Saturday and the National will run from 9am-5pm on Sunday.
The countries best Nitro-burning motorcycle riders will make their way to this event from all parts of the county "This is going to be an incredible event," said five-time Hillclimb World Champion Kerry Peterson. More than 200 riders are expected to attend as they chase after over $100,000 in cash and prizes in the N.A.H.A. Series. The North American Hillclimbers Association is a non-profit membership organization whose events are sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association.
For the opening round of the NAHA RacerX Suzuki Hillclimb Nationals, ticket information is available at www.Skipspromotions.com, by phone at 888-244-7547, Adult tickets are just $15, Kids 7-12 are $10 Kids 6 and under are free. Gates open at 7am on both Saturday and Sunday.