Motocross, hillclimb on tap at Old Hwy. 40 Days

Donner Ski Ranch bills the upcoming Old Highway 40 Motorcycle Days as 12 events over two days; a weekend which hopes to draw many of the 11,000 spectators who attended the 1997 World Round Trials at the ski resort last year.

On Aug. 14-16, the following events will take place:

— The third annual Championship Pavement Hillclimb Road Race up Old Highway 40; 3 miles, 37 turns, 1,088-foot vertical ascent with speeds up to 125 mph.

— AHRMA Dick Mann’s Vintage Motocross Classic on European grass track.

— NAHA Pro Dirt Hillclimb National, described as an “insane 900-foot long hill,” ski-lift assisted spectator access .

— NAHA Amateur Dirt Hillclimb for stock and modified classes.

— Thunder Press Battle Tracks, a Harley Davidson event.

— AHRMA Observed Trials, 12 sections along the World Round Loop.

— NCMRRA YSR Mini road Race, with 50cc and 80cc minis at Sugar Bowl.

— Jeff Aaron’s Invitational Supertrials, with world championship trials riders outdoing each other in a new trials format.

— Western States Open Motocross Championships, with two-strokes vs. four-strokes on a grass track at Soda Springs.

— Mycomm Productions Amateur Motocross on grass track at Soda Springs.

— Poker Run up Old Highway 40.

— Vintage bike show at Donner Ski Ranch.

— Manufacturers’ Row at Donner.

For information, call 426-3635.

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