Sturgis Rally Pro Hillclimb Returns to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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February 20, 2012 (Sturgis, SD). Do not miss out on this year’s Nitro National Pro Hill climb during the 2012 Sturgis rally at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. 2012’s hillclimb event will feature the world’s top hill climb motorcycle riders on 200+ horsepower, nitro burning hillclimbing motorcycles. The annual Sturgis motorcycle rally hill climb is held just north of the Buffalo Chip Concert Stage. The only professional hill climb held in the state of South Dakota, the 4th annual hill climbing event will feature hillclimb motorcycle riders such as Jason Smith, 2011 Open Exhibiton Hillclimber Champion Harold Waddell, 13 time National Hillclimber Champion Travis Whitlock, and 2011 Nitro National Hillclimber Champion Bret Peterson, looking to defend his title during the 2012 Sturgis rally.

The 320 foot hill climb at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip offers non-stop action with hill climbing motorcycles launching over 70 feet of air. The difference between receiving a 1st place finish and 2nd place during the Sturgis rally hill climbing competition can be the difference of up to just hundredths of a second.

The hill climb at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip is considered by many to be the most exciting and competitive motorcycle hill climbs on the NAHA/Racer X/Malcom Smith Motorsports Circuit. The Nitro National Hillclimb, which takes place during the Sturgis rally, is the 5th Round of the National Motorcycle Hillclimb Circuit and is right in the heat of the points chase that pushes the top hill climbing motorcycle riders to hang it all out and exceed the limits of the hill climbing sport.

The Sturgis rally venue offers ample parking on a lush green pasture and excellent views of the motorcycle hillclimb racing action. Beverages and Beer will be available for purchase.

The Sturgis rally event offers open pits offering the opportunity to meet the best hill climb motorcycle riders in the world and get close to their very unique, top fuel motorcycles. 2012’s Nitro National Pro Hillclimb will be held August 8th and 9th, 2012 during the Sturgis motorcycle rally with 450cc hill climbing racing action starting at 4:30 p.m. both days leading up to the Premier Open Exhibition Class. Get your hillclimb tickets online now or purchase tickets at the gate or at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Box Office for $20 during the Sturgis motorcycle rally. You won’t want to miss this! 

Plan to see these action packed motorcycle hillclimbs August 8th and August 9th during the 2012 Sturgis motorcycle rally.

2023 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Pre-Rally Party Jul. 31–Aug. 3
Concerts Aug. 4–Aug. 13

2024 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Pre-Rally Party Jul. 29–Aug. 1
Concerts Aug. 2–Aug. 11

2025 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Pre-Rally Party Jul. 28–Jul. 31
Concerts Aug. 1–Aug. 10

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