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Big Nasty Proves Nasty (Again)



The highly anticipated third annual Big Nasty Motorcycle Hillclimb brought an interesting mix of people and machines to Southern Idaho on August 20 and 21. It also lived up to its name, as only a total of eight riders climbed the biggest, nastiest 460-foot hill over the entire weekend. Dubbed "The Big Nasty," the event was held on a scary, steep (62 degree) hill in an area known as the White Cliffs, three miles north of New Plymouth, near Big Willow Creek. Nearly 400 competitors from nine states and Canada climbed two different hills over the weekend. A 250-foot hill was used for trophy riders and pro qualifying and the 460-foot monster was attacked by the pro and semi-pro riders each day. The Big Nasty is coming on fast and attendance more than doubled from last year, hitting an estimated 12,000-plus spectators for the weekend.

--Ron Dillon

King of the Hill Shootout:

1. Dusty Beer, Columbus, Montana, 10.488 sec

2. Harold Waddell, Omaha, Nebraska, 13.001 sec

3. Jon Smith, Woods Cross, Utah, 14.383 sec

4. Jason Smith, Farmington, Utah, 16.866 sec

5. Travis Whitlock, Provo, Utah, 389.07 feet

701-Open Main Event:

1. Dusty Beer, 12.077 sec

2. Harold Waddell, 14.416 sec

3. Travis Whitlock, 380.10 feet

4. Jon Smith, 375.11 feet

5. Jason Smith, 365.07 feet

251-700cc Main Event:

1. Dave Watson, Ludlow, Massechusetts, 12.432 sec

2. Travis Whitlock, 13.756. sec

3. Dusty Beer, 366.01 feet

4. Mel Kimball, Bountiful, Utah, 365 feet

5.Paul Stoffers, Oakdale, California, 351.03 feet

Pro/Semi-Pro Senior 50-Up:

1. Russel Darlington, Big Sandy, Montana, 318.10 feet

2. Lefty Freuh, Lodi, California, 315.10 feet

3. Dennis Spencer, Roy, Utah, 314.08 feet

4. Jerry Williams, Meridian, Idaho, 307.11 feet

5. Gary Clark, Clarkston, Utah, 307.10 feet

Women Trophy:

1. Vicki Long, Brooks, Alberta, Canada, 180 feet

2. Jamie Snipes, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 170 feet

Trophy Senior 50-Up:

1. Dennis Spencer, 6.791 sec

2. Jerry Williams, 9.036 sec

3. Gary Gump, Redmond, Oregon, 10.468 sec

4. Gary Smith, Nampa, Idaho, 248 feet

5. Del Meyers, Florance, Colorado, 242 feet.

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