News from the summit

Entry forms are now avalable for Hoopa, Bible Creek, Bogus Basin and Maryhill Hillclimbs.

Hoopa is right around the corner. Don't forget to sign up. The Tsewenaldin Inn still has six more rooms available. I have ordered weather for the weekend to be in the high 80ís so bring your bikini and sunscreen and come hang out with some fantastic people who like to go fast!

If you have not attended the Bogus Basin Hillclimb before the one thing you will see that is different from the other hills is the accommodations offered. At the top of the hill are the Pioneer Inn Condos and this year we have reserved 10 condos. The condos will sleep from 1 to 8+ individuals so if you like to get cozy you can double up and save on the cost. To make a reservation call 208-332-5200 and tell them you are with the Bogus Basin Hillclimb Assoc. If you would like to preview the condos visit their website at www.pioneercondos.com. Of course if you prefer to toss up a tent or bring your motorhome you are certainly welcome to do so.

The Ponderosa Motel management and secured a group rate for those needing lodging for Mary Hill.

Special Group Rate for Maryhill Hill Climb:
Ponderosa Motel
775 East Broadway
Goldendale
509.773.5842

A clean, comfortable lodging, with a hot breakfast included each day.
$75 for a room with one queen size bed
$80 for a room with two beds, up to 3 people, $5 per person additional
YOU MUST CALL IN AND MENTION THE NHA MARYHILL HILL CLIMB TO SECURRE THIS RATE!

Reminder

Please read the 2015 Annual meeting notes.

2016 schedule

Please note the following date change.
Hoopa Hillclimb date has moved from Memorial Day weekend to July 16-17.
We are sorry for any inconvenience but the threat of rain is real and your safety is our top priority.

Cascade Lakes | King Robert Rousseau | Queen Brenda Brock | Results
Freezeout Hillclimb | King Carl Marcum | Queen Jennifer Ocker | Results
Larison Rock Hillclimb | King Cal Marcum | Queen Jennifer Ocker| Results
Hoopa Hillclimb | July 16-17 | California Coast Range
Bible Creek Hillclimb | Aug 13-14 | Oregon Coast Range
Bogus Basin Hillclimb | September 3-4 | Boise, ID
Mary Hill Hillclimb | September 17-18 | Goldendale, WA
NHA Annual Meeting | November 12 | Bend, OR

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

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