DANSVILLE — It has been referred to as the Superbowl of hillclimbs, and remains the hardest hill to conquer for professional motorsports.
The 22nd Annual Poags Hole Hillclimb was a huge success in its next chapter as a Round Four Coast to Coast Series. Poags Hole Hillclimb was Round Three in this National Series.
On Aug. 19 the entire field was full of motorsport enthusiasts, and several organizations lined along the muddy hill. Among them were Arkport Cycles and Operation Build Up.
There were 41 open bike racers and 32 X-Game racers to brave the steep hill at Poags Hole.
Poags Hole Hillclimb Owner Mike Mistretta’s said that he sat down with the American Motorcycle Association in California about creating a motor climb super series.
This is a Round 4 Coast to Coast Series that includes California, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Poags Hole. This will create a national championship among the riders of this professional motorsport.
Mistretta said the event has taken off in its first year.
“The American Motrocycle Association handles the east coast to west coast motorsports. They sent someone down to my race last year to promote the event,” he said. “We sat down together and dreamed up this idea to have a National Series.”
Mistretta said he is big on getting the national coverage the hillclimb sport deserves.
“The Poags Hole Hillclimb is still the toughest hill in the country,” Mistretta continued. “They consider us the Super Bowl of hillclimbs.”
Mistretta said there is now over 10,000 fans and 4,000 motorcycles that come to watch this event.
An entire list of this year’s racers can be found on the Poags Hole Hillclimb Facebook page.
The Hillclimb has been a featured stop on the American Motorcyclist Association’s Championship schedule and is also sanctioned by the North American Hillclimbers Association. Competitors from one end of the country to the other will be descending upon Dansville in an effort to tame the monstrous hill.
For more information on the event visit https://www.poagshole.com/