Koester, John

John "Flyin" Koester certainly deserves the recognition of his nickname after his performance in the 2017 season. He nearly had a perfect season in the Extreme Class, winning all but 1 race. However, in Freemansburg, he did something just as impressive that no other hillclimber has done -and that is sweeping all four classes in a single round, John's ability to win came at an early age, at just 2 1/2 years old winning his first hare scramble on a PW50. Then, a week after turning 16, John started his Professional Career with a win for his Rookie Debut of the legendary Poag's Hole Hillclimb. He would not only take the win but also the title of the first 450 ever to make it over the top! John comes from a die-hard racing family. His Mother, Father and older sisters have all raced competitively along side him in everything from snowmobiles, GNCC, Motocross, and Flat track on both quads and bikes. A life of racing is not all that John enjoys, he also loves working and refining the Nitro bikes that he rides. And that mentality may just be the secret that has led John to be a 5 time AMA Pro National Champion. We would like to warn you, when you come out for the 2018 season and John goes to fire up the Watson Racing, Full Travel Suspension, Dyno-Port Exhaust CBR on 100% Nitromethane, you better be wearing your earplugs!! Sponsors: Psychmx Graphics, Dynoport Exhaust, FTI Suspension, Wiseco, Watson Racing, Arkport Cycles Dynotech Research, Timothy Welding
  • 2017

    Round 1: White Rose (Unlimited Class)- First Place 

    Round 4: White Rose (Unlimited Class)- First Place

    Round 1: White Rose (Extreme Class) - First Place

    Round 2: Bushkill Valley (Extreme Class) - First Place 

    Round 3: Tennessee (Extreme Class) - First Place

    Round 4: Bushkill Valley (Extreme Class) - First Place

    Round 6: Devil's Staircase (Extreme Class) - First Place

    Round 2: Bushkill Valley (450 Class) - First Place

    Round 3: Tennessee (450 Class) - First Place

    Round 4: Bushkill Valley (450 Class) - First Place

    2017 Extreme Class National Champion

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Year Cls Stnd Pts St Wins Best Fin Worst Fin Avg Fin Poles Best Qual Worst Qual Avg Qual Laps Led
2021 HCS 2 41 2 0 2 4 3.0 0 0.0 0
2021 HCX 9 42 2 0 7 10 8.5 0 0.0 0
2020 HCS 3 114 6 1 1 14 4.5 0 4 4 4.0 0
2020 HCUn 2 120 6 2 1 17 4.3 0 12 12 12.0 0
2020 HCX 6 100 6 0 4 10 6.3 0 7 8 7.5 0
2019 HCS 2 149 7 1 1 3 2.4 0 3 14 9.0 0
2019 HCUn 1 159 7 4 1 6 2.1 0 4 11 6.2 0
2019 HCX 1 162 7 4 1 3 1.7 0 3 15 11.2 0
2018 HCS 1 210 9 6 1 7 1.9 1 1 12 6.3 0
2018 HCUn 1 201 9 4 1 4 2.1 2 1 10 6.1 0
2018 HCX 1 199 9 5 1 11 2.8 2 1 20 9.1 0
2017 HCS 2 125 6 3 1 14 3.8 0 0.0 0
2017 HCUn 3 126 6 2 1 11 3.3 0 0.0 0
2017 HCX 1 144 6 5 1 4 1.5 0 0.0 0
2016 HCS 2 226 10 4 1 3 1.9 0 0.0 0
2016 HCUn 2 219 10 2 1 4 2.2 0 0.0 0
2016 HCX 1 216 10 4 1 5 2.6 0 0.0 0
2015 HCUn 1 179 8 5 1 6 2.5 0 0.0
2015 HCX 2 178 8 3 1 4 2.1 0 0.0
2014 HCUn 3 161 8 0 2 4 3.1 0 0.0
2014 HCX 1 182 8 5 1 5 2.1 0 0.0
2013 HCUn 2 154 8 2 1 12 4.6 0 7 7 7.0
2013 HCX 1 173 8 3 1 5 2.6 0 9 9 9.0
2012 HCUn 17 54 4 1 1 17 10.3 0 0.0
2012 HCX 12 92 6 0 4 14 7.7 0 24 24 24.0

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