News from the summit

The NHA annual meeting is over and done with, my apologies for the late site update. Check out the 2016 annual meeting notes for important information regarding the 2017 season. 2017 web site updates will be made in early January. Until then get out in your garage and start your preparations for the new year and have a safe and happy holiday season.

Reminder

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 15-16 | California Coast

Class Records
 

Bible Creek Hillclimb | Aug 5-6 | Oregon Coast Range

Class Records
 

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

 

Mary Hill 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