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Pro Hillclimb Series

Gayle Anderson was live in San Bernardino at Glen Helen Raceway, the host round 3 of the Malcolm Smith Motorsports, Pole Position Raceway N.A.H.A. Pro Hillclimb Series this weekend, July 13th and July 14th.

What is hillclimbing? Hillclimbing is a branch of motorsports in which off-road motorcycle riders race up extremely steep hills to see who can go up the highest and/or complete the uphill course the fastest. It has been popular in the United States since the 1980s. Another version of hillclimbing in which drivers compete in uphill courses has been in existence since 1897 in Europe.

For the seventh year running, the world’s top hillclimbers have proclaimed Glen Helen to be one of the most technical and competitive races on the circuit. With 60 foot jumps, motocross-style berms, and vertical ledges throughout the course, Glen Helen Hillclimb continues to challenge the competitors. Three pro classes from the production 450′s to the nitromethane-burning 700 and Open Exhibition monsters start the program, which culminates in the incredible intensity of X Climb.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, July 13th
7 a.m.          Gates Open
9 a.m.          450cc Class Qualifying
11 a.m.        700cc Class Qualifying
1 p.m.          Open Ex. Qualifying
3 p.m.          X Climb Open Practice

Sunday, July 14th
7 a.m.          Gates Open
9 a.m.          Kids Class/ Womens
9:45 a.m.     450cc Class Round 1
10:30 a.m.   450cc Class Round 2
11 a.m.        X Climb Round 1
12 p.m.        700cc Class Round 1
1 p.m.          700cc Class Round 2
2 p.m.          X Climb Finals
3 p.m.          Open Ex. Round 1
4 p.m.          Open Ex. Round 2
5 p.m.          “King of the Hill” Shootout

In addition, Glen Helen will feature live music, food, beer, product vendors and much more.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $25 for a weekend pass, and $20 for camping on Friday/Saturday night. Tickets are sold at the gate.

Glen Helen N.A.H.A. Pro Hillclimb
Saturday & Sunday, July 13th – 14th, 2013
Gates Open at 7 a.m.

Glen Helen Raceway
18585 Verdemont Ranch Road
San Bernardino, CA 92407
(714) 240-7434

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

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07/12/13

Pro Hillclimb – The Course

Gayle Anderson was live in San Bernardino at Glen Helen Raceway, the host round 3 of the Malcolm Smith Motorsports, Pole Position Raceway N.A.H.A. Pro Hillclimb Series this weekend, July 13th and July 14th.

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07/12/13

Pro Hillclimb- The Riders

Gayle Anderson was live in San Bernardino at Glen Helen Raceway, the host round 3 of the Malcolm Smith Motorsports, Pole Position Raceway N.A.H.A. Pro Hillclimb Series this weekend, July 13th and July 14th. She introduces us to some of the riders, young and old, participating in this weekend’s event.

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07/12/13

Pro Hillclimb-What is Hillclimb?

Gayle Anderson was live in San Bernardino at Glen Helen Raceway, the host round 3 of the Malcolm Smith Motorsports, Pole Position Raceway N.A.H.A. Pro Hillclimb Series this weekend, July 13th and July 14th. She spoke with the founder of Pro Hillclimb about the extreme sport and what the race entails.

Gayle Anderson was live in San Bernardino at Glen Helen Raceway, the host round 3 of the Malcolm Smith Motorsports, Pole Position Raceway N.A.H.A. Pro Hillclimb Series this weekend, July 13th and July 14th. She spoke with organizational leader Tom Kelly about this weekend’s uphill race.

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