Northwest Hillclimb Association

News from the summit

Stock class competitors: Please read the 2015 updated rules. NHA is following the SCCA changes in tires for these classes. More can be found on the rules page.

Discount Rooms: NHA has negotiated a block of 6 rooms for the nights of 11/6 & 11/7/15. The rate is $89.00 plus 11.4% tax.
To get the special offer you need to book online using the following custom reservation link.
Annual NHA meeting will be at the Black Bear Diner next to Red Lion Inn in Bend at 11:00 AM.

In Memoriam

On August 31, 2015 we lost a long time member of the race family, Tom McDaniel.

On August 15, 2015 we tragically lost a kind and enthusiastic member of the race family, Shunan Zhu.

On May 27th Terry Hinesley passed away
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What’s Your Life And Well-Being Worth?

This will be pretty direct. Hill climbs, like many motorsports events, entail risk. You sign a waiver, and you’re basically on your own. Even if you don’t drive beyond your abilities, such as mechanical failures, like broken axles, can happen. In an instant, you can change from a driver into a “passenger,” with no control over where you might end up.

Many organizations, such as SCCA and CACC, are requiring a HANS or a like device of a different manufacturer, for motorsports events. My personal opinion is that it will be only a matter of time that NHA requires these devices as well.

Yes, we’re talking about a $600 plus expense. But, what if you went off course and sustained serious injuries, which might have been prevented by using a neck restraint device? Do you want to play with your kids/grandkids from a wheelchair? Or worse? Not if you can help it. In reality, this is pretty cheap insurance.

Do you buy a “Starbucks” at the drive through every day? Kick that habit, prepare your coffee in a thermos, and you can probably save enough in less than a year, to buy the device of your choice.

We have been lucky so far.

Bob Sherman