Sk8Kings US National Slalom Racing Championships - 5th Annual - ISSA Main Event July 11-12, 2015 (Saturday/Sunday) North Loretta Street - Oceanside, California (San Diego County)
Come race at one of the most important racing events in North America and be a part of history in the making!
The Sk8Kings US Nationals will have top competitors vying for national titles, cash and prizes through exciting head-to-head hybrid, a highly technical tight slalom and a fast giant slalom -- all at a gnarly steep hill venue situated in the slalom racing hotbed of the 1970's!
The Legend of La Costa Lives! The La Costa Open was first held in 1975 and with the many races that followed - is the longest running skateboard race in the world. Continuing the La Costa legacy - the 2015 US National Slalom Championships will once again bring these legendary roots together with the modern era race scene. Presented by So Cal Racing and La Costa Boys - the event is sanctioned by the ISSA (International Slalom Skateboard Association) with a Main status official world ranking - making this one of the most important events in North America this season!†
Event Schedule: Saturday Hybrid head-head(assuming 3 groupings with round of 4's running together to save time) 8:00 am arrive for setup 9:30 am registration/practice open 11:00 am qualifications 12:00 pm lunch 1:00 pm head-head eliminations 3:00 pm finish - cleanup by 4pm 7:00 pm Meet for Awards (dinner optional) at Tremont
Sunday Giant and Tight Slalom: 7:30 am arrive for setup 9:00 am registration/practice open 10:00 am race -2 runs 11:30 am finish/lunch/setup for tight 1:00 pm practice tight 1:30 pm Tight-2 runs 3:00 pm finish/cleanup/tally 4:30 pm Awards on site 6:00 pm meet for hangout/dinner at (Bull Taco?)
Venue Info: Race Site: Saturday/Sunday US Nationals race venue - North Loretta Street @ Santa Anita Street, Oceanside, CA 92058 Awards Party: Saturday 7:00 pm (dinner optional) Tremont Street Bar and Grill, 311 N Tremont Street,†Oceanside†CA†92054 (760) 435-9555 Tremont Street Bar and Grill Website
Parking, Food and Other Venue Amenities: Loretta Street is a rustic private road in a residential area. Parking is available at the top of the hill -- space permitting. Once that is full, please find a spot to park on the surrounding streets. We will provide lunch for racers on site Saturday and Sunday. Please bring any other supplies with you each day as the closest food or mini-mart is one mile away. Porta-potties will be available on site both Saturday and Sunday. There is little natural shade or seating available so please plan accordingly.†
Divisions/Classes: Racers will self-proclaim division (Pro, Am, Masters, Women, Jr) upon sign-up to coincide with their ISSA ranking history for point awards based on event finish results. Self-proclaimed Pro Division will compete in the Pro Division in all events and ride the "A" course whenever a choice is available. All other self-proclaimed divisions -- Masters, Amateur, Women, Junior -- will qualify for an A or B Class grouping for Hybrid head-to-head racing eliminations on Saturday. Sunday's Tight Slalom event will offer two courses - "A" and "B". Pro Division/Class racers must race the "A" Tight course and all other divisions will be allowed to choose either A or B course. The B Tight course option will offer a lesser degree of difficulty than the A course and will in turn rank a lower result for that racer in the overall standings for the event. All racers will run the same course for Sunday's single lane Giant Slalom event. Class division cutoffs will be determined prior to the race based on total # of entrants and details of the lane choice option will be addressed at the riders meeting.
Racer Entry Fee: $100 or $50 one day only per racer. Racers under the age of 18 MUST have parent or guardian present to participate/sign waiver. RACERS - PLEASE SIGN UP TO RACE -- USING THE FORM BELOW -- AND PAY YOUR ENTRY FEE IN ADVANCE.
Advance payment by Friday July 10 and after that, on site only. On site registration/entry fee payment will be accepted but please be on time and bring cash -- either $100 for both days or $50 for one day only.
Via Paypal through July 10 only to ID: firstname.lastname@example.org†-- noting racer name and division with payment. If you make your paypal payment to "friends" from your paypal balance, there are no processing fees charged so the full amount will be received for our race budget.Paying in advance will help us plan our final budget, prize payouts -- and ensure things run smoothly on race day. SORRY - NO MORE CHECK PAYMENTS CAN BE ACCEPTED. PLEASE USE PAYPAL OR BRING CASH TO THE HILL.
Event T-Shirts: Each registered racer will receive one event t-shirt included with their paid entry. Please be sure to register indicating your shirt size (at link above) in advance. We must have this info NO LATER THAN July 1 to ensure your size shirt will be available.
Extra shirts can also be ordered by racers and general public -- for pick-up on site race days. Mail orders are also accepted. Shirts are $17 ea. - shipping cost is extra (ship within USA $22 ea, shipped International $32 ea). Please inquire via email: email@example.com
Safety Gear and Release/Waiver: Helmets are mandatory for all racers and safety gear (knee/elbow pads & full finger gloves strongly recommended). Each racer will be required to sign a waiver/release to gain access to the race course. Minors (under 18 years of age) must have parent or legal guardian present to sign waiver/release in order to participate. Download Waiver Release Form
Cash Purse and Product Prize Awards: Cash prize money will be paid out based on the overall results for the three events combined for Pro and Masters Divisions. Must race all three official events to contend for the overall podium. The overall cash payout will be estimated/announced prior to event and will be based on entry fees and sponsor money collected. All other racers will receive awards and product prizes generously donated by event sponsors.
OUR 2015 SPONSORS: Sk8Kings Skateboards has claimed the title sponsor spot for the 2015 US Nationals! Stoked to have Sk8Kings in the top spot for the third year in a row! Huge Thanks to all our sponsors this year -- we couldn't do this without their support!†Financial Partners:†Sk8Kings Skateboards, UA Local 582, Riptide, Tracker Trucks, Ferrell Speed Racing, Abec-11, Oust and Don't Trip!†Product Sponsors: Sk8Kings, Turbo Wheels, Powell, Bones, Gravity, Khiro, Orangatang, Tracker, Flip, Independent, Gullwing, Xsories, Riptide, Randal, Bennett, Alligator, Venom, Madrid, Flypaper, Oust, Skaterbuilt, Rubios and Nestle Pure Life! Special Thanks to:†So Cal Racing, La Costa Boys Racing, San Diego Ski Club, ISSA, Concrete Wave Magazine, NCDSA.com and Silverfishlongboarding.com for general support and media coverage.
Sponsorship Opportunities:Interested in sponsoring this landmark event? There is still time to get on board! We welcome your support and have some great opportunity levels to consider.†Download Sponsor Opportunity Info Please inquire:†Sponsor Contact
Lodging Info: **NOTE - Please make your hotel reservations early -- Comic Con is in town and these hotels will sell out** RODEWAY INN 1103 N. Coast Highway Oceanside, CA, 92054 Phone: (760) 722-1904 Fax: (760) 722-1168 Best rates can be booked on the internet (advance purchase) Rodeway Inn Oceanside Hotel is on the coast (ocean views) only a few minutes by car from our Loretta Street race site. Many local eateries are close by too.
MOTEL 6 CARLSBAD DOWNTOWN
#1021 1006 Carlsbad Village Dr I-5 At Carlsbad Village Dr Carlsbad, CA, 92008 Phone: (760) 434-7135 / Reservation Phone: 1-800-466-8356 Best rates can be booked on the internet Motel 6 Carlsbad Downtown #1021 Motel 6 is only 15 mins from our Loretta Street race site.†
Google Map - Venues and Lodging
Airport Info: The two closest airports are: SAN - San Diego (40 minute drive north to Oceanside race venue) or SNA - Orange County (40 minute drive south to Oceanside race venue). There is a third airport, Long Beach (LGB) about 20 mins north of OC/SNA and still further north, LAX (Los Angeles) is about a two hour drive to Oceanside. Southwest Airlines serves all four airports and offers two free bags -- great when you are hauling skate gear.
Directions to race venue: Coming from North - (Traveling South) Exit I-5 54C Harbor Drive. Go to light and turn left. Go under freeway and continue to next light. Take a right on San Rafeal Dr. and proceed 2 blocks to Capistrano Dr. Turn left for 3/4 of a winding mile to Santa Anita Dr. Turn Right and look for parking in residential area -- please be courteous to the local residents.
Coming from South - (Traveling North) 1st exit after passing 76 not to be confused with 78. Exit I-5 54B. Take immediate right Capistrano Dr. for 3/4 of a winding mile to Santa Anita Dr. Turn Right and look for parking in residential area -- please be courteous to the local residents.
Pro: 1. Joe McLaren 2. Mike Maysey 3. Richy Carrasco 4. Jonathan Harms 5. Mike Cividino 6. Joseph Kyle Smith 7. Tim Kienitz 8. Lynn Kramer
Open A: 1. Scott Hostert 2. Rick Floyd 3. John Ravitch 4. Brad Jackman 5. Gary Cross 6. Josh Harvey 7. Eric Tokle 8. Oshean Lehrmann
Open B: 1. Patrick Lehrmann 2. Chris Mescalito Cunningham 3. Jeff Will 4. Brad Jackman 5. Orion Lehrmann 6. Judi Oyama
Sunday - July 12, 2015
GIANT SLALOM (Single Lane Fastest Time 3 Runs)
Day 2 - Giant Slalom (Final Placings)
Pro 1. Joe McLaren 2. Richy Carrasco 3. Jonathan Harms 4. Mike Maysey 5. Joseph Kyle Smith 6. Mike Cividino 7. Lynn Kramer 8. Tim Kienitz
Open A/B (running same course): 1. Kevin Delaney 2. John Ravitch 3. Patrick Lehrmann 4. Scott Hostert 5. Oshean Lehrmann 6. Gary Cross 7. Brent Kosick 8. Brad Jackman 9. Rick Floyd 10. Chris Mescalito Cunningham 11. Jeff Will 12. Orion Lehrmann 13. Josh Harvey 14. Eric Tokle 15. Brad Burnell 16. John Nakama 17. Judi Oyama
Sunday - July 12, 2015
TIGHT SLALOM (Single Lane Fastest Time 2 Runs)
Day 2 - Tight Slalom (Final Placings)
Pro 1. Joe McLaren 2. Mike Maysey 3. Richy Carrasco 4. Mike Cividino 5. Lynn Kramer 6. Jonathan Harms 7. Joseph Kyle Smith 8. Tim Kienitz
Open A: 1. Kevin Delaney 2. Brad Jackman 3. Oshean Lehrmann 4. John Ravitch 5. Patrick Lehrmann 6. Scott Hostert 7. Orion Lehrmann
Open B: 1. Rick Floyd 2. Brent Kosick 3. Josh Harvey 4. Eric Tokle 5. Judi Oyama 6. Brad Burnell 7. Chris Mescalito Cunningham 8. John Nakama 9. Jeff Will
Registered Contestants (29) -- Sk8Kings US National Slalom Championship