American Suzuki is the latest sponsor of the fast-growing sport of professional hillclimbing. The Racer X / Suzuki N.A.H.A. Pro Hillclimb Series kicks off next week in Tracy, CA on April 8-9 and promises to be an amazing event. This is the most-prestigious hillclimb series in the world, and features stars like Travis Whitlock, Dusty Beer, Jason Smith, Bret and Robie Peterson, Harold Waddell, and Dave Watson. The addition of Suzuki and Racer X as title sponsors has allowed for the creation of a $20,000 series points fund to be paid in the 0-700cc and Open Exhibition classes. Team Peterson Racing Products is also awarding two 125cc Pro Series pit bikes for the two class champions. The riders compete in the N.A.H.A. series on exotic custom-built bikes, burning methanol, nitro methane and nitrous oxide, with some producing in excess of 200 horsepower. It’s one of the ultimate extreme sports, pitting man against the mountain in an exhibition of high-revving dirt-roosting two-wheeled action.
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There are also two affiliate events posting over $60,000 in additional prize money:
July 1-2 – Decazeville, France
Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 – Nashville, INFor more information check out www.pro-hillclimbers.org.