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HC: 2005 Hillclimb schedule announced

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Dec. 13, 2004) -- AMA Pro Racing has released its schedule for the 2005 AMA Hillclimb Championship presented by Pace American. The 2005 series will consist of 11 rounds, two of which are new events. The championship kicks off...

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Dec. 13, 2004) -- AMA Pro Racing has released its schedule for the 2005 AMA Hillclimb Championship presented by Pace American. The 2005 series will consist of 11 rounds, two of which are new events. The championship kicks off on May 15 with the Iron Horseman promoted event at Middlebury, Ind., and concludes on Oct. 9 with the Dayton Motorcycle Club's Oregonia, Ohio event.

The first of the two new events will be at the West Virginia Offroad Park in Danville W.V., on June 19. The championship's other new event is scheduled for Aug. 14, in Bridgeton, Mich.

According to AMA Pro Racing Technical Manager, Rob King, expectations are high for both of these new events. "The hill at the West Virginia Offroad is ideal. It's an approximately 650 foot long groomed run and the facility can easily handle several thousand spectators. The Aug. 14 event is being promoted by the Muskegon Motorcycle Club, a longtime AMA Hillclimb promoter, at their 'Bridgeton Wall' hill," said King. "We're confident both of these events will be great additions to the existing schedule."

Chad Disbennett won the 800 championship in 2004 and Walter "Tiger" Strank was the 540 class champion. Both are expected to return to defend their titles.

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