News from the summit

Sad news folks, Bible Creek has suffered a washout of a turn and won't be on our calendar this year. An additional running of Maryhill will take the place of the canceled Bible Creek event.

IMPORTANT: Classing criteria is changing. One may not necessarily run the same class this year, which they have in the past. The new classing is still being determined and will be posted to NHA website ASAP.

During Friday night registration of your first 2017 NHA hill climb event, you will be given your 2 (two) NHA race car stickers. One placed on each side of your car, are required for each hill climb.

Check out the 2016 annual meeting notes for important information regarding the 2017 season.


2017 schedule

Cascade Lakes Hillclimb | June 10-11 | Ashland, OR

Class Records

Freezeout Hillclimb | June 24-25 | Emmett, ID


Larison Rock Hillclimb | July 1-2 | Oakridge, OR

Class Records
Under 2 minute club

Hoopa Hillclimb | July 22-23 | California Coast

Class Records

Bible Creek Event Canceled

alternate - Maryhill Hillclimb | Aug 5-6 | Goldendale, WA

Class Records

Bogus Basin Hillclimb | Sept 2-3 | Boise, ID


Maryhill Hillclimb | Sept 16-17 | Goldendale, WA

Class Records

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