Riders from throughout the area headed for the hills on Saturday, Aug. 15, for this year’s White City Hillclimb, presented by the Cahokia Creek Dirt Riders.
Coming from as far away as Lizton, IN, 127 entries in 17 different divisions vied for the top spot this year by seeing who can get to the top of the hill in the shortest amount of time.
Montgomery County riders would claim several top three finishes, including wins in the 50cc and 86 to 400cc stock classes.
Litchfield 9-year-old Cam Bone would take the win in the 50cc class, making it to the top, the only 50cc rider to do so, in 6.699 seconds. Ryan Petroski of Irving would take first in the 86 to 400cc stock class, running a 5.99 to grab the win in that division.
Those two classes were two of the most popular for county riders, with both six and eight competitors respectively (including a few neighbors from nearby Mt. Olive).
Mt. Olive’s Max Durbin would place second in the 50cc class, while Wayde Noyes of Hillsboro was third. Bone’s younger brother, Hank, was fifth overall, while Hillsboro four-year-olds Huntley Durbin and Silas Randall were 10th and 13th respectively.
In the 65cc class, brothers Tucker Durbin and Max Durbin were first and second overall, with Cam Bone finishing fifth. Mt. Olive’s Jake Frizzo would also run and finished seventh.
In the 85cc junior division, Cam Bone would finish fourth, while Wyatt Noyes would finish fifth. Frizzo would also run in the class and finished eighth.
Litchfield’s Brawly Jacobs would take second in the 85cc senior class and fourth in the 125cc division.
In the 200cc class, Kaleb Cloyd of Litchfield and Branson Stevenson of Hillsboro were fifth and sixth respectively, with Cloyd also finishing second in the 250cc division.
Jon Durbin, Rob Noyes and Dustin Randall, all from Hillsboro, and Bailey Powell of Litchfield, also raced in the 250cc class. Durbin, Noyes and Randall would finish seventh, eighth and ninth, while Powell finished 12th.
In the 450cc class, Derek Birkenkamp and Brad Saxby of Litchfield finished fourth and eighth respectively, while Mt. Olive’s Will Carlile finished fifth in the four-stroke division and third in the 600cc class. Litchfield’s Nick Gerl also placed sixth in the four-stroke class, while running fourth in the 40+ division.
In addition to Petroski’s win in the 86 to 400cc stock class, Kaleb Cloyd was third, Will Carlile was fifth, Jon Durbin was seventh, Dustin Rickie of Coffeen was in eighth, Dustin Randall was in ninth, Brad Petroski of Donnellson was in 11 and Nick Gerl was in 17th.
Rob Noyes and Branson Stevenson finish out the county results with a second and third place finish in the two-stroke division.
Complete results can be found at www.cahokiacreekdirtriders.com.