Snowmobile Hill Climb Racing Association (SHCRA) Welcomes You…

June 14, 2016

Snowmobile Hill Climb Racing Association Main Post ImageSnowmobile Hill Climb Racing Association (SHCRA) was started by Rich Daly, racer and owner of Dyno Port, in 2009 to bring grass roots racing back to exciting pro snowmobile racing. Tim Bender, Yamaha’s top oval racer, and Mike Ingles, one of the leading Ski-Doo dealers, round out the board of directors and helped Rich shape the rules. Rules were based on closer competition by having sled classes that factored horsepower rather than size. Pro racers were not allowed in the trophy classes and top trophy racers are promoted to Pro. Running the show 2 to 3 x’s faster than traditional events brings racers and spectators back. 200 racers and 400 entries can be run in 4 hours. The formula has been a great success with over 30 events a year and upwards of 1000 new trail, trophy racers. The quick show is also key to obtaining events at  ski resorts. We hope you can join us and race. We welcome first time racers along with vintage and our top pros.

Keep an eye on this page for the latest news, updates and more on SHCRA – Snowmobile Hill Climb Racing Association.

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Sleds, Beer, Cold Pizza: Just One Of The Guys

July 11, 2016

Why didn’t I bring my earmuffs?

wwb_img237Ok – so I’m not exactly the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing, but this week I am trying to be one of the guys. You know, I am trying to be laid-back and just go with the flow. Ugh.

You see, I am surrounded by the male gender – always have been – I grew up with 3 older brothers, and I can tell you this much, when I was old enough to break free from my tomboy ways, I did (for the most part) and I have been fairly successful (I think?) at being a girl ever since.

wwb_img238Until recently. With the additions of Oliver and Greg into my life, I am thrown back into a world surrounded by loud noises and things with motors that go fast. I do not know a damn thing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, boats, RVs, etc. – except what color they may be – and even that is questionable since I am slightly color blind. Now, don’t get me wrong. I will happily grab a wrench and help on whatever project is being worked on in the garage (and there is ALWAYS a project). But, I will need to be pointed in the right direction and walked through whatever process is about to happen. Obviously, I am very helpful and handy to have around.

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Meet “The Mad Scientist” Of The Snowmobile Hill Climb Racing Scene

July 11, 2016
By David Figura/The Post-Standard The Post-Standard
 
Stephen D. Cannerelli/The Post-Standard They call Daly 'The Mad Scientist' because he's always experimenting and trying new things with his racing snowmobiles.

Stephen D. Cannerelli/The Post-Standard
They call Daly ‘The Mad Scientist’ because he’s always experimenting and trying new things with his racing snowmobiles.

Snowmobile hill climb racer Rich Daly has been called a number of things.

Names like “The Mad Scientist” or “The Rainbow Warrior.”

“I realize I’m different. That’s just the way it is. Picasso was different, wasn’t he?” Daly said smiling this week during an interview at his business, Dyno Port in Scipio, which makes primarily snowmobile exhaust pipes and mufflers.

Daly, 59, is the kind of guy who shows up at races in a colorful suit, racing a sled that has plastic zip ties (instead of bolts) to hold his coils to the engine block, and holes drilled in various parts to reduce weight, and red duct tape on his handlebar to hold the throttle cable on. He occasionally wears different-colored gloves to play with competitors’ heads.

“People look quick at my sled and they think it’s a cob job. But there’s a method to my madness,” he said.

The truth is Daly’s sleds run fast — real fast.

This fall, while racing on asphalt, he got one up to 159 mph in 8 seconds.

The sled he plans to race Saturday at Song Mountain in a hill climb event is capable of reaching speeds close to 100 mph as it zooms up the ski slope’s 660-foot-long track.

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