It’s time to climb, or almost, as the Cahokia Creek Dirt Riders prepare for this year’s White City Hill Climb on Aug. 15.
Gates open at noon, with sign up set for 3 to 5:30 p.m. and racing beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 per person with kids 12 and under free. Race entry is $20 per class, with racers able to sign up for as many as four classes.
Racers are required to have an AMA membership as well as an AMA District 17 membership. Helmets, boots, long sleeves, brakes and a wrist kill switch are also required.
Cash payouts go to the top finishers of the 13 classes, with racers making two runs to achieve their best time. The fastest 86-400 stock, 401-Open and the fastest single time will receive $100.
Classes are 86-125cc; 126-200cc & 250cc 4T; 201-250cc; 251-450cc; 451-600cc; 86-600cc 4T; 601-750cc; 751-Open; Senior 40+; 86-400cc Stock; 401-Open Stock; Super Senior 50+; and Women’s and 12 86cc-Open.
There are also four youth classes, with trophies going to first through fifth. Those classes are 0-55cc (4-8 years); 0-65cc 2T and 0-90cc 4T (6-11 years); 0-85cc 2T and 76-125cc 4T (7-11 years); and 0-85cc 2T and 76-125cc 4T (12-15 years).
For more information, contact Bobby Brown at 618-946-4316 or Micha King at 217-556-2684.
In addition to the White City Hill Climb, the Cahokia Creek Dirt Riders will be hosting the Jonah M. Niehaus Memorial Hare Scramble in White City on Sept. 13, in honor of the young motorcycle enthusiast who passed away in April.
Details for that race and other Cahokia Creek Dirt Riders events, go to their website at www.cahokiacreekdirtriders.com.