ANAMOSA — Just looking at the mind-boggling incline, fans watching from the bottom had to wonder how it’s even possible for motorcycles to climb Anamosa’s famous hill on the banks of the Wapsipinicon River.
Not only did some make it all the way to the top, but Lisbon’s Wade Schultz turned in the scintillating performance at the event, posting a time of 5.573-seconds claiming another Anamosa Hillclimb title in front of a huge crowd Sunday, Sept. 10.
Schultz’s clocking claimed the top spot in the open class that also saw Andy Groth, of Amboy, Ill. (6.193-seconds) and Brian Bauman, of Wathena, Kan. (8.272) take second and third, respectively.
Chad Altfillish, of Sauk City, Wis., topped a huge 4-stroke class making his way up the hill in 5.875.
Paul Hackbarth, of Rock Falls, Ill. (6.341) and Kirk Gorsuch, of Stillman Valley, Ill. (6.487) rounded out the top-3 in the class.
Nate Simenec, of Geneseo, Ill. claimed a title in the 750 cc class coming through with a time of 5.724 while Schultz scored a second-place finish after a 6.300 performance to take runner-up honors.
Springville’s Lane Schultz was third after his 8.640 effort.
Matt Altfillish, of Elizabeth, Ill., blazed his way up the hill in 5.923 to win the 125-400 cc class while Springville’s Hank Smith (7.099) was second and Dalton Topliff (7.140), of Murray, Neb. was third.
Gene Topliff (5.791), of Murray, Neb., edged Ferlin Hoschar (5.981), of Plattsmouth, Neb., by two-tenths of a second to win the antique class while Dalton Topliff (5.997) was third.
The 600 cc class, which also saw a huge field of competitors, was led by Brent Stewart, of Galva, Ill., after his 5.879 clocking.
Hackbarth added his second top-3 finish at the hillclimb, coming through with a time of 7.235 to take second in the class while Chad Altfillish was third adding a fast 7.468 clocking.