back in the saddle
Rookie year a good
Farrow’s retirement from snowmobile racing was short-lived.
Bellevue resident Farrow’s learning curve was quite rapid during his
first year of racing on the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb
Association (RMSHA) circuit.
adapted well to the new world of hill climbing after years of success and
championships in cross-country snowmobile racing.
Cat factory team lured Farrow out of retirement with the promise of better
money, a longer circuit and a more seasoned crowd.
learned that hill climbing offers a lot less wear-and-tear on the body and
sled. He got used to the sport’s demands and finished the season the way
in six of the nine RMSHA events from January through April, Farrow
finished third overall in Pro 500 Stock behind Steve Hill of Driggs and
Lonnie Keller of Kalispell, Mont., also Arctic Cat racers.
Schweitzer Snowmobile Hillclimb on the ski runs near Sandpoint wrapped up
the 2002 season. Farrow won the Pro 500 Stock final for the second
dreary, overcast day Farrow shot to the top of the 13-gate course in one
minute and 27 seconds. He was less successful in his other class, Pro 600
Stock, running into trouble when he went cockeyed on a jump.
had a strong finish and it was impressive he finished third overall in his
first season," said his wife, Kathy Farrow. "He got some of the
bugs out. He’s getting used to it."
won his class at the Antelope Butte Hillclimb in Greybull, Wyo. April 14.
During that event he was fifth in Pro 600 Stock, his best result in that
class all season.
results: Fourth in Pro 500 at the Pine Creek Hillclimb in Cokeville, Wyo.
March 17; second at the Preston Pride Jan. 26; plus no placings at the
Soda Springs Hillclimb Feb. 3 and the Maverik Challenge HC at Afton, Wyo.
to pursue hill climbing again in 2003 in 500 and 600 classes plus 700/800
1983 Wood River High School graduate who works full-time as a carpenter
for Bishop Builders, is thankful for the support of many, with special
thanks going to Ross and Jim Sutton of Sutton & Sons.
Browning of Brico for race fuel, Rocky and Terry Sherbine, Kristian Larese
of Alpine Masonry & Tile, Bill Larson of Freedom Cycle, Uhrig Fencing,
Tim Young and Burks Excavation;
Motor Sports, Greg’s Electric, Rocky Mountain Hardware, Swanson Bros.
Racing and Swanson Trucking, Thornton Heating and countless other family
major sponsors are Arctic Cat, Black Magic, Mountain Magic Racing and J
& C Motor Sports.