The Pebble Creek Hillclimb held at the Ski Resort just outside Pocatello, Idaho was a powder filled challenge. So much so, the owners of the ski resort extended the skiing during the hillclimb. So, two great winter sports shared the mountain and everyone had a great time. The downhill skiers seemed to enjoy watching the powerful sleds take on the hill and I noticed many of the family member of the racers enjoying a day on skis. The wonderful sunshine was another plus.
Semi-Pro King: David Sharp Jr. was the one exception. David is the World Champion Semi-Pro of Jackson and rides for Ski-Doo. At 16, he is dominating this class.
Of the Stock Class winners, only one didn’t ride for Arctic Cat, David Sharp Sr. who won the Pro Masters Stock Class. And yes, this is the Semi-Pro Kings dad.
The Stock Classes were dominated by Chance Buckallew, from Kalispell, MT. Chance won 600, 700 and 1000 Stock. Kyle Tapio won 800 Stock. Chance went on to win Stock King with a time of 125.80.
Arctic Cat. Todd went on to win Improved Stock King with a time of
The mod sleds roared up the hill and the Tapios won three of the classes. Nels won 600 Mod and Russ won 800 and Open Mod. Jeremy Osler won 700 on a Polaris and Dennis Durmas won Pro Masters Mod also on a Polaris. Russ Tapio took his first King title, Mod King of Pebble Creek. He won with a time of 120.92.
The ladies had great runs at Pebble Creek. Amy Zollinger won both the
Stock class and the Improved Stock class. Christy Frisby won the Mod class. Both of these ladies ride for Arctic Cat.