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Cycle News 2021 Issue 35 August 31

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Cipala Captures MotoClimb Crown T he South Hills Showdown on Sunday, August 29, was the final round of the 2021 IRC Moto- Climb Super Series, taking place at the world-famous Billings Motor- cycle Club (BMC) in Montana. This 350-foot bentonite hill was very steep, technical, and had plenty of traction thanks to the BMC watering it for weeks and a storm rolling through days before. Logan Cipala of Ellsworth, Wis- consin, came into the round with a sizable points lead and ended up winning the event overall to clinch his second consecutive IRC MSS Championship. He won the 450cc main on his GasGas MC450, and placed fourth in the Open class on his Buell HCR1190. Tyler Cardwell of Billings, Mon- tana, finished second overall on the day with a 9-1 result, winning the Open class on his KTM 1190. Mead of Concord, California, fin- ished third overall with a 5-3 result. Motocrosser Josh Hill raced all weekend in Billings, winning the 450cc qualifier and finishing fourth overall with a 4-5 result during Sunday's race. The BMC also hosted the Night- mare club race the day before, where Hill won both the Pro 700 and Open classes on his Yamaha YZ450F and new YZ850F Open bike. Hill says he is enjoying Moto- Climb racing and is getting more and more familiar with the extended swingarm setups and Yamaha MT- 09 engine in a dirt-bike frame, and he plans to race more next year. Other notable athletes on both class podiums were Noah Shaver, Mason Miller and Austin Teyler, who finished second overall in the season points standings. Logan Mead was third in the championship. Matt Musgrove South Hills Showdown (Top 5) 1. Logan Cipala 1-4 2. Tyler Cardwell 9-1 3. Logan Mead 5-3 4. Josh Hill 4-5 5. Ryan Gallegos 6-7 IN THE WIND P48 Logan Cipala celebrates the day's MotoClimb Super Series win in Montana and the overall championship. PHOTOS: MATT MUSGROVE

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