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AMA Crowns Champions at AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship

| 9 August 2017 3:20 pm

2017 AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship
Indian Head Motorcycle Clubgrounds

Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association
RED WING, MN, AUG. 5-6, 2017

Amateur hillclimb racers from across America competed for one of 23 AMA National Championships at the 2017 AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship, hosted by the Indian Head Motorcycle Club in Red Wing, Minnesota, on August 5 and 6.

A rider competing in the AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship.

A rider competing in the AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship.

“Hillclimb racers made their way to [Minnesota] from all over the country to prove their talent and skill in one of the most thrilling disciplines of motorcycle racing,” said AMA track racing manager Ken Saillant. “We would like to congratulate all those who participated in the event and, especially, those who were able to take home an AMA National Championship.”

Bodee O’Neil of Hager City, Wisconsin, was honored as AMA Amateur Hillclimb Racer of the Year after winning an AMA number-one plate in the 125cc, 200cc and 250cc classes. His best run of the event was in the 250cc class, as he took just 6.247 seconds to reach the top of the hill.

AMA Amateur Hillclimb Racer of the Year Bodee O’Neil.

AMA Amateur Hillclimb Racer of the Year Bodee O’Neil.

The title of AMA Youth Hillclimb Racer of the Year went to Carson Roschen from Goodhue, Minnesota. Roschen took two AMA National Championships, in the Mini Senior and Supermini classes.

AMA Youth Hillclimb Racer of the Year Carson Roschen.

AMA Youth Hillclimb Racer of the Year Carson Roschen.

After winning the King of the Hill competition with a time of 5.588 seconds, Kirk Mueller of La Valle, Wisconsin, was named AMA Vet/ Senior Hillclimb Racer of the Year.

AMA Vet Senior Hillclimb Racer of the Year Kirk Mueller.

AMA Vet Senior Hillclimb Racer of the Year Kirk Mueller.

“We would like to thank the Indian Motorcycle Club for putting on a great event,” Saillant said. “The success of the AMA Hillclimb Grand Championship would not be possible without their help, as well as the many AMA Track Racing Commission members and volunteers who also contributed.”

The American Motorcyclist Association would like to congratulate all the newly crowned AMA National Champions…

MICRO MINI: Charlie Engnes, Bledenville, Wisconsin

65: Conner Shafer, Caldwell, Ohio

MINI JR: Conner Shafer, Caldwell, Ohio

MINI SR: Carson Roschen, Goodhue, Minnesota

SUPERMINI: Carson Roschen, Goodhue, Minnesota

MINI GIRLS: Kaly Mueller, La Valle, Wisconsin

125: Bodee O’Neil, Hager City, Wisconsin

200: Bodee O’Neil, Hager City, Wisconsin

250: Bodee O’Neil, Hager City, Wisconsin

450: Taylor O’Neil, Hager City, Wisconsin

600: Zachary Degross, Ellsworth, Wisconsin

750: Travis Schroedl, Fairfax, Minnesota

OPEN: Kirk Mueller, La Valle, Wisconsin

SR: Joel Falde, Ellsworth, Wisconsin

SUPER SR: Mike Wood, Bay City, Wisconsin

WOMEN: Casey Virkus, Ellsworth, Wisconsin

400 STOCK: Jacob Prebe, Millville, Minnesota

OPEN STOCK: Max Skeans, Ashland, Kentucky

2-STROKE: Jason Brookshaw, Ellsworth, Wisconsin

4-STROKE: Nathan Prebe, Frontenac, Minnesota

ATV 450: Jason Vanberg, Red Wing, Minnesota

ATV OPEN: Scott Slater, Charleston, West Virginia

ATV SR: Jimmy Thaxton, Charleston, West Virginia

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit, member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling-rights and event-sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com. Not a member? Join the AMA today at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.

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