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A rider climbs up the 500-foot hill Saturday at the AMA Hillclimb Grand Championships near Bay City. The event drew 228 riders. Photo by Nick Gerhardt

Hillclimb Championship draws thousands

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The Valley Springs Motorcycle Club hosted the 2012 AMA Hillclimb Grand Championships last weekend near Bay City with a total of 228 riders from 15 states participating in the event.


In the senior division Todd Cipala won in 10.106 seconds, beating out Junior Jackson, who had a time of 10.48 seconds in the 37-man field. Cipala also set a hill record with his time, besting the previous mark set by Dean Gerdes of 10.261 seconds.

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