“Since 1978 Skip’s Promotions has been promoting Hillclimb and Motorsport events in the most prestigious hillclimb series in America. 200-plus horse-powered machines drag racing up one of the toughest hills on the Pro circuit.”

All three events of the Sunbelt Rentals 2014 California Hillclimb & Verticross Series in 2014 were a great success. The atmosphere was truly wonderful with families and friends getting together for two full days of fun and competition.

Over the last several years the popular verticross race has been added to the event. In verticross racers race side by side up the steepest, gnarliest gradients. Usually one of them will take over the best line about half way up the hill and the other one will have to follow in his or her dust. This new format is a great favorite as two racers vie for the lead as they blast up the hill.

NEWS FLASH: 2014 KING OF THE HILL is Joe Shipman

2015 California State Championship Hillclimb & Verticross Race will come to Carnegie on April 11th and 12th, 2015. For more information go to  or contact promoter at 1-888-244-7547 or e-mail at

At this point the word is out that this is going to be the last event for Skip and his family. However, all is not lost and Carnegie will be hosting the 2nd round of the 2015 Rockwell Pro Hillclimb Series. The Golden State National Hillclimb will be held on May 1st through the 3rd. More information to follow from the promoter but for now here’s a link to their Facebook page:

Whether you are a regular or if you are coming for the first time, you can roam the pits,  check out the machinery and talk to the competitors (you might be surprised what you can learn). Of course, you can catch them in action all day long blasting up the hill some on highly modified machines.  Or, even better, bring your own bike and join the fun. There are classes for everybody including classes for stock bikes like the one you ride everyday on the trails.

Don’t forget that before you can race you have to be a member of the West Coast Hillclimb Association which is the sanctioning body for all Carnegie Hillclimb events. You also need to pre-register to participate.  Go to You can also go there to see the results for last year’s series.

Talk your buddies into coming… They say that hillclimb racing is more fun than just about anything that you can do on two wheels.

If you don’t want to race you can watch the action with friends and family and then go riding in the hills. It is all great fun and a wonderful way to bench race with old racing buddies and make new friends.

Skip, Lynn, George and Jennifer Horne have supported Carnegie for 35 years. This might be our last chance to thank them by supporting the Horne Family’s last hill climb event in April.

California State Championship Hillclimb/Verticross
October 10th and 11th 2015

Here we go again. More fun for 2015. Come and see the action for the weekend of October 10th and 11th 2015.  See:

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