Rocky Mountain States HillClimb Association

2017 RMSHA Schedule
  • Jan, 2017
    28th
    Sat

    Bellevue, ID. January 28-29th.

    Bellevue, ID January 28th and 29th.

    Location:
    Mahoney's Bar & Grill - Bellevue, ID 83313 US
    Registration opens:
    01/06/2017
    Registration closes:
    01/23/2017
  • Feb, 2017
    9th
    Thu

    Bear Lake, ID. February 9-11th side by side race and Regular points race.

    Bear Lake will be a 3 day race this year to accommodate the side by side. This will be the normal RMSHA Hillclimb points race on Friday and Saturday, Thursday's side by side race will be to determine interest in the event and will not count on your overall points.

    Location:
    Twisted Sub - Montpelier, ID 83254 US
    Registration opens:
    01/20/2017
    Registration closes:
    02/06/2017
  • Feb, 2017
    17th
    Fri

    Afton, Wy. February 17th-19th

    February 17-19th Afton, Wy.

    Location:
    Grover, Wyoming North of Afton 2 min. - Grover, WY
    Registration opens:
    01/26/2017
    Registration closes:
    02/13/2017
  • Mar, 2017
    3rd
    Fri

    TBD March 3rd-4th or may just be 4th and 5th

    Looking at some possible Venues for this weekend

    Location:
    TO BE DETERMINED - TBD, MT ZIP Code Type Common Cities 59001 US
    Registration opens:
    02/09/2017
    Registration closes:
    02/27/2017
  • Mar, 2017
    10th
    Fri

    Cherry Peak Resort, Utah NEW VENUE March 10-11th

    March 10-11th Cherry Peak Resort, UT.

    Location:
    Beaver Mt. Ski Resort - Logan, UT 84023 US
    Registration opens:
    02/17/2017
    Registration closes:
    03/06/2017
  • Mar, 2017
    23rd
    Thu

    Jackson Hole WCSHC, Wyoming March 23-26th

    March 23-26th Jackson Hole Wy. WCSHC

    Location:
    Snow King Resort - Jackson Hole, WY
    Registration opens:
    03/23/2017
    Registration closes:
    03/23/2017
  • Apr, 2017
    8th
    Sat

    Powderhorn Resort, CO. NEW Venue April 8-9th.

    April 8th and 9th.

    Location:
    Powder Horn Ski Resort - Grand Junction, CO
    Registration opens:
    04/01/2017
    Registration closes:
    02/27/2017
  • Apr, 2017
    14th
    Fri

    Beaver Mountain, Utah April 14-15th.

    April 14th and 15th Beaver Mt. UT.

    Location:
    Beaver Mt. Ski Resort - Logan, UT 84023 US
    Registration opens:
    04/01/2017
    Registration closes:
    04/03/2017
  • Apr, 2017
    22nd
    Sat

    Grand Targhee Wyoming Points Final April 22-23rd.

    April 22-23rd Grand Targhee Wy. Points Finals.

    Location:
    Grand Targhee - Alta, WY 83414 US
    Registration opens:
    04/10/2017
    Registration closes:
    04/10/2017

News

December 1, 2016

ISR License Applicant Form and Info

Here is the link to the Competition License Application from ISR. Make sure you fill this out!
ISR License

October 24, 2016

RMSHA Board Meeting in Jackson Hole Wy. on Nov. 6th at 10am

RMSHA will be holding a board meeting open for those that would like to attend. The meeting will be at 10AM on Sunday Nov. 6th In Jackson Hole at the Lodge & Conference Center. 920 W. Broadway Jackson.
We will be discussing issues about the upcoming season, anyone that would like to have an item on the agenda please let us know ASAP. you can text Ryan at 801-390-5744. Or send and email to Bart Butcher bart@butcherventures.com
See you there!
Here is the link to Google maps for directions.
https://goo.gl/maps/1xELSf1XFb52

October 5, 2016

2017 Tentative RMSHA Schedule

A lot of people have been asking for it so here is the tentative schedule for the RMSHA 2017 Race Circuit! Note! Subject to change, but it will at least give everyone an idea. We are still trying to finalize a few events but these are the dates we are really hoping for. On a side note your new president Bart Butcher has been working his butt off for all of you! Give him a football slap on the butt next time you see him and tell him thanks!
We will keep everyone posted as we finalize or know of any changes to the schedule. On another note, anyone that is wanting to advertise or sponsor RMSHA needs to let us know asap! You can contact Ryan at 801-390-5744 Text or phone, email ryan@rltphotos.com
November 11, 2014

RMSHA Racer Guidline

RMSHA Racer Guideline

Welcome new up & coming racers,

Keith Curtis here- Factory Polaris Hillclimb Racer.

Let me start off by saying RMSHA is a professional circuit and is owned by it’s members. Every person sending in money for membership fees owns RMSHA and most of the people on the RMSHA board put in a lot of their time for absolutely free so keep this in mind while you are at the events

I started out as a Privateer racer in the RMSHA circuit in 2007 following my dreams in the hillclimbing world. There was no telling where things would end up but I stuck with it and after a year I found myself on the Polaris Factory Team. RMSHA is such a unique association in a manner that it’s members and everyone affiliated is one huge happy family and we all help each other out in some way, shape or form. Becoming such an intricate part of the Polaris Team and the RMSHA circuit has been a dream come true and I’m here to give you some advice on race preparation.

I was slightly overwhelmed when I began researching what I needed to do in order to be prepared. I simply wanted to hop on my sled and race up the mountain. Well it’s not that easy but we are going to help make the process much easier. A few of the things we will discuss are:

  • Registration Process
  • Mandatory Safety Equipment
  • Brief sled setup

Below is a guideline to speed up the initiation process.

Educate yourself by READING through the RMSHA rules and guidelines that can be found on RMSHA.net. Please Read through the General and Hillclimb Rules sections in the ISR online rulebook that can be found at http://www.isrracing.org. Click on Racing Aspects and Rules then click Hillclimb and Mountain Cross. RMSHA is a professional association and it’s important to be dialed and prepared for your first race. There is mandatory Tech at each and every race so be prepared when you show up to the race so tech will be a breeze.

There are several different classes that can be entered. Please look through the online registration form that can be found on RMSHA.net and make sure you enter the proper divisions and classes. The divisions are split between Juniors, Amateurs, Semi Pro, Womens Pro, and Pro and several classes within those divisions. Familiarize yourself with these options!

Membership– Before registering for an event you can either purchase a temporary or full year membership. Memberships can be bought online through the RMSHA website.

  1. Snowflaps-
  • Keep the stock snowflap on the snowmobile.
  • Purchase hard composite plastic and cut down as needed.
  • Needs to be an inch wider than the inside of the tunnel on each side.
  • Snowflap needs to touch the ground with rider on the sled.
  • Mount to the stock location of the stock snowflap. I used long 3/16” rivets with backing washers.
  • I also use a Polaris Snocross snowflap and seems to work very well plus looks good.
  • I rivet the stock snowflap to the added snowflap towards the bottom in 2 locations.
  1. Tether switches-
  • Teth-air is not allowed
  • I use Pro Armor tethers and they work great plus you don’t have to drill a hole in your plastic.
  • Most tether switches plug right in to your stock wiring harness.
  1. Cut Track and install screws- VERY IMPORTANT
  • Find a stock, used track for your sled on Snowest and order it up. (save money that way) Set one of the two tracks aside for resale of sled.
  • All models are different as far as the lug height you can get away with, without tearing up your heat exchangers.
  • On my Assault I cut the 5.1 series track down to 1 ¾” in height measured from the top of the track in front of the lug.
  • All tracks and models will vary.
  • I use Kold Kutter Screws that can be purchased through Turn 1 Distributing. They have a #12 head and are 1.5” in length.
  • I use roughly around 350 screws per track.

Tunnel Protection- (to prevent screws from eating through heat exchanger) All sleds will vary on what is needed for tunnel protection.

  • On My Polaris Pro chassis I use 1” square aluming, 1/16” thickness.
  • I take my gas tank and seat off and rivet from the top down. (MAKE SURE YOU DON’T DRILL THROUGH YOUR COOLERS)
  • Tuck the aluminum against the side of the cooler under the tunnel and countersink the holes where there are pull rivets sticking through the tunnel. That way you won’t have to drill them out. (personal Preference)
  1. Ski Brakes
  • 2 ski brakes must be attached to sled.
  • I use a stock belt holder and rivet it right below my stock seat in between the seat brackets.
  • I use old drive belts, cut them down and throw a bolt thru them. Just make sure they fit over the front of your ski.
  1. Scratchers must be taken off for competition.
  1. Rail bracing is recommended. (these will save you time & money in the end)
  1. Clutch Cover is needed for Improved & Modified Sleds (See ISR RULES) Even if Stock sleds are bumped up into improved classes a cover is needed.
  2. Modified Sleds need brake covers (SEE ISR RULES)
  1. If sleds are wrapped cut out the last four numbers of your vin number for Tech.
  1. Helmet/Shin/ Knee Guards & chest protector are mandatory
  1. Helmet must be worn at all times when sled is running, no exceptions!!!
  1. Rider must have tether on at all times when sled is running, no exceptions!!!
  1. Adjust suspension as needed. This is all personal preference but is important that your sled is capable of going through large holes at high speeds. Proper suspension tuning can shave seconds off your time.
  1. Order aggressive carbides- I order mine through Stud Boy Traction (SEE ISR RULES)
  1. Read event info for races and make sure you register a week before the first race or you will not be racing!
  1. Every OEM, Polaris, Ski Doo, Arctic Cat, and Yamaha has a representative at the races observing and helping out their team. Make sure you introduce yourself or call months in advance of the first race to meet the Team Captain. This will be your ultimate go to guy.
  1. Each manufacturer has a racer that takes input from the team. Please don’t count these guys out either for advice or for help.
  1. Ultimately, if you have questions don’t be intimidated to ask any of the racers or anyone affiliated with RMSHA. We are glad to help out and more than excited to have new members on the circuit.

This guideline should simplify things for new racers and I’m sure some will still have questions, feel free to message us racers or RMSHA board members for more informatio

Best Regards,
Keith

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