Motorcyclists take on hills at Carnegie
by Tracy Press staff
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Kyle Shipman of Tracy heads up Sportsman Hill during the third round of the Pro-Am Hillclimb and Verticross Series at Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area on Saturday, Oct. 1.
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Motorcycle riders took on the steep inclines of Corral Hollow Canyon this past weekend in the third round of the West Coast Hillclimb Association Pro-Am Series at Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2.

The event, hosted every year by Skips Promotions, draws riders from all around Northern California to compete in a range of age groups and ability levels. The 2011 series started in March and will conclude with the final rounds on Nov. 5 and 6.

Tracy riders to compete in Saturday’s events included Kyle Shipman, who took first-place in the Stock 66-85cc, C Class, contest, making his way up Sportsman Hill in 16.706 seconds. He is also the series leader in that event, and the November hillclimb will be his chance to become the 2011 champion in his division. Also competing in that division was Hunter Graham, who got as far as 401 feet, but didn’t make the finish line on either one of his two tries and finished seventh.

Ryan Shipman took first place in the Stock 51-65cc, C Class, division.

Competing in the Stock 126-250cc B Class was Brock Soares, who placed third in his event.

Riding in the four-stroke, 251-400cc, C Class, was Tracy’s Mike Wheeler, who finished first with a time of 13.961 seconds. Marco Vasquez of Tracy also competed in that class, and finished eighth, making it 279 feet up the hill but still short of the finish line.

Additional races were held on Sunday. Those results will be added when they become available.

Times and places for Tracy riders on Saturday were:

Stock 51-65cc, C Class - Ryan Shipman (1) 19.819

Stock 66-85cc, C Class - Kyle Shipman (1) 16.706, Hunter Graham (7) 401

Stock 86-125cc, C Class - Bruce Sanders (5) 18.14

Stock 126-250cc, B Class - Brock Soares (3) 16.279

Stock 126-250cc, C Class - Kory Lupica (8) 13.411, Tyler Lupica (9) 13.689 , Hunter Graham (10) 13.801

Altered Stock 0-700, Women’s Class - Christina Follari (5) 20.637

Altered Stock 451-700cc - Michael Thompson (12) 16.332

Over-30 Vet Stock 251-550cc, C Class - Robert Wist 16.867

Four stroke 251-400cc, C Class - Mike Wheeler (1) 13.961, Marco Vasquez (8) 279

Four-stroke 0-50cc, C Class - Garson Holman (4) 136, Anthony Vasquez (5) 133

Four-stroke 126-150cc, C Class - Jordan Sanders (3) 15.216, Tyler Sanders (5) 15.483

Pro 250-450cc - Kevin Porter (23) 320

Pro 451-700cc - Kevin Porter (24) 425, Tim Flores (37) 302

Pro 701 Open - Kevin Porter (9) 16.911

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