Climb pushes on
UP and over was the goal as riders faced up to Knox’s Hill on the weekend.
Armed with all types of off-road motorbikes, a huge number of competitors tried to take on the Leongatha Motorcycle Club’s Knox’s Hill Climb.
A few found glory through the steep and muddy terrain, while others gave it their all yet fell by the wayside.
Club secretary Christine Payne said it was a good day despite a low turnout of spectators.
“Spectators were down which may have been to do with the mud,” she said.
“There were a great number of participants though, with a mix of new people as well the regular riders.”
Rumours circulated before the event that this may be the last hill climb.
“We’re not too sure whether it will or won’t be the last one,” Ms Payne said.
“We will just play it by ear from now on.”
Rick Miles took out the Kevin Cook Memorial Trophy on his KTM 450 while the Jake Kavanagh Memorial (Under 15 years 80 – 100cc) went to Rhys Kratzat on his CRF100.
Knox’s Hill climb results
50cc 4-9 years: 1st Beau Kratzat (distance) 30, 2nd Darby Kratzat 28-14, 3rd Jamie Helmuth 28-10.
65cc 7-9 years: 1st Jed Bessell-Browne 34, 2nd Beau Kratzat 30, 3rd Kaelin Littlejohn 24.
65cc 10-12 years: 1st Jake Newton 48, 2nd Rhys Kratzat 46, 3rd Chris Mancarella 40.
85-150cc 2&4 stroke, 10-12 years: 1st Rhys Kratzat 55, 2nd Brad Van De Rydt 50-45-31, 3rd J. Newton 50-45-30.
85-150cc 2&4 stroke, 13-16 years: 1st Matt Barker 88, 2nd Dale McRae 75, 3rd Scott Beasley 55.
200-250cc 4 stroke, 13-16 years: 1st Jake Cottier 81, 2nd Dale McRae 70, 3rd Matt Newton 55.
Ladies all powers: 1st Laura Robins 94, 2nd Burgan Svenson 60, 3rd Cassandra McRae 50.
Pre ’85 all powers: 1st Dirk Kratzat 128, 2nd Kevin Gray 58, 3rd C. Richter 50.
Ag bikes: 1st Kevin Gray 79, 2nd Pete Kiely 75, 3rd Eugene Proudlock 66.
Modified, super modified and road bikes: 1st Adam Dean over – 139, 2nd David Fleming over – 131, 3rd Lindsay Andrews 142.
40 and over – all powers: 1st Danny Forrester over, 2nd Dirk Kratzat 131, 3rd David Fleming 126.
Up to 200cc 2 stroke: 1st David Fleming over, 2nd Danny Forrester 142, 3rd Con Privitera 131.
201-251cc 2 stroke: 1st Chris Smith 124, 2nd Sam Griggs 122, 3rd Gavin Joyce 117.
Over 251cc 2 stroke: 1st Dirk Kratzat 131, 2nd Daniel Kavanagh 125, 3rd Nick Gardiner 99.
Up to 251cc 4 stroke: 1st Rick Miles over, 2nd Peter Boyle 139, Jake Williams 131.
251-351cc 4 stroke: 1st Con Privitera 137, 2nd Wade Jarvis 127-126, 3rd Shane Tieman 127-122.
351-451cc 4 stroke: 1st Rick Miles over, 2nd Peter Boyle 143, 3rd Danny Forrester 140.
Over 451cc 4 stroke: 1st Adam Dean over, 2nd Shane Tieman 126, 3rd Wade Jarvis 125.
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