Lands End Hill Climb adds motorcycle class to this year’s event

The annual Lands End Hill Climb auto race will feature a new race class this year.

Motorcycle races have become part of all of the Colorado Hill Climb Association events this year. The motorcycles run two at a time, instead of one at time against the clock like the other race classes.

The Lands End Hill Climb takes place Saturday and Sunday on Lands End Road on Grand Mesa.

Races begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday and continue until 6 p.m. Races start at 10 a.m. on Sunday and are expected to finish by mid-afternoon.

The road will be closed while vehicles are racing up the road, but they will open for a short period between runs.

The cost for spectators is $12 for both days or $10 for Sunday per person. Children ages 12-under are admitted free of charge.

One of the original cars from the 1930s will be there and make a run as a pace car. It will be parked at “Bob’s Knob” for the races.

There will also be some exhibition runs featuring razor electric off-road vehicles, snowmobiles and side-by-side off-road vehicles.

Local stock car drivers Mike Magee and Larry Thompson are expected to race along with Richard Nowlin in an exhibition run in his dune buggy.

The classes include stock cars and trucks, open wheel, super sprints and quads.


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