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    King of the Mountain event celebrates 10 years in Morris, Pennsylvania

    Posted by AmSnow
    on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

     As our snow season winds down Jon Johnville attended the 10th annual King of the Mountain event in Ski Sawmill in Morris Penn.
    The event was moved to the main slope in front of the lodge so the spectators had a better view of the racing action.  
    This race is truly a spectators event, they do not charge an entry fee for the event but they do charge for parking all of $5.00/person or $10.00/car load. They really do pack in the spectators and they line the hill to watch the racing action. This event has always had impressive racing action with the way the hill is designed for great tips up racing.
        It was early on race day and the trailers started to file in with racers from Penn., N.Y. and Canada. There are always fast teams here like Patrick Hoopes Racing, Busted Knuckles Racing and Sled Tek Racing. These teams come with an arsenal of fast sleds to race in the 9 classes this event offers. The classes run from youth 500 stock to Outlaw and with several sleds in each it made for some great racing action. There was over 190 sleds at the event and over 270 entries. This was by far the largest event the club has had in the 10 years.
        This event is different from any other event we go to. They have what is called The King of the Mountain where the winner of every class runs against the winner of the next class up. So the 600 winner races the 600mod winner and the winner of that race races the winner of the 700 class and so on. With the final race determining The King of the Mountain. This leads to some great action at the end of the night and it keeps the racers and spectators around to see who will be the big winner.
        Winners included Bobby Hankins, Muncy, Penn. in 1000 stock, Josh Kurtz, Fleetwood, Penn. 800 mod and Ken Pielechowski, Attica, N.Y .Outlaw with Brad Empson, Coudersport, PA on his Polaris IQR winning the coveted King of the Mountain title. For a complete list of results please visit  http://www.sledsandtreads.com/.
        The club is already working on planning next year’s event which has a tentative date of March 19, 2016. Us and the club would love to see this event keep growing every year. They do a great job at organizing this race and I would recommend this event to anyone wishing to give their ha nd a try at racing up a hill. - Jon Johnville, JJ's Outlaw Photography

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