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REPORTING · 5th July 2013
Walter McFarlane
On Saturday, June 29th, the morning was grey. A downpour had soaked the town of Kitimat and the word on the street was the Hill Climb had been cancelled. However, by noon, the day was clearing up, the roads were drying and the spectators were arriving on Haisla Hill while the racetrack was setting up.

Concerns of postponing the races were abated and 43 racers and 4 Junior Dragsters came out to Hill Climb to compete against themselves for the title of King of the Hill.

The racers were divided into A Class (faster cars), B Class, Sled/Bike and Junior Dragsters. Drivers were racing against themselves and races were won based on consistency. The Drivers had to match the time which they scored in their time trials and had to match it better than the other driver to advance.

The Results of the races are:
Bracket A
1st: Andy Brousseau
2nd: Ray Petry
3rd: Clint Dalvecchia

Bracket B
1st: Joel Domes
2nd: Ed Hall
3rd: Jason Rooke

1st: Paul Anderson
2nd: Kurt Havery
3rd: Ken Petley

Jr Dragsters
1st: Tanner Daums
2nd: Lou Riberio
3rd: Shelby Peterson

This year’s King of the hill was Joel Domes.

Harley Bell, told us the Hill Climb tradition began in the 70s when several people were racing on an abandoned Air Strip. When a plane needed land and could not, the racers decided to move their races to Haisla Hill.

Bell wished to thank all of the sponsors of the event.