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Sk8Kings US Nationals Slalom 2016
27 Registered Contestants.
Event Date and Time: Saturday, October 01, 2016  09:30
Event Duration: Two Days
Location: N. Loretta Street, Oceanside, CA (San Diego County)
Entry: Open
Helmets: Mandatory
Classes: Pro
Organizer: Sk8Kings/SoCalRacing/LaCostaBoys
Map: Click here for online map
Entry Fee: $100
Contest Info:

Sk8Kings US Nationals of Downhill Slalom 2016

Sk8Kings US National Slalom Racing Championships - 6th Annual - ISSA Major Event
October 1-2, 2016 (Saturday/Sunday)
North Loretta Street - Oceanside, California (San Diego County)

Come race at THE most important slalom racing event in North America and be a part of history in the making!

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 2016 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 Major status official world ranking - making this the top-ranked event in the entire North American hemisphere this season!

PUBLIC/SPECTATORS: You are welcome to come out to watch some great racing on Saturday and Sunday starting about 10am. It's free - just bring your own - chairs, shade, food/drink as the venue is a rustic private road in a neighborhood setting - so there are no services or stores within walking distance. We have porta potties on site. Some parking is available at the top of the hill on Saturday -- overflow and Sunday parking can be found on Capistrano Street. Maps and other details can be found below.

Saturday Oct 1
Hybrid head-head and Tight Slalom
- head to head eliminations through finals followed by single lane tight

9:30am Registration/hybrid practice

10-11am Hybrid qualifications

11:15-12:30pm Hybrid head-head - followed by lunch break

1:30pm Tight practice

2:30-4pm Tight single lane (2 runs)

4-5pm cleanup

7:30pm Meet for Saturday Awards & Party (dinner optional) at Tremont Bar & Grill

Sunday Oct 2
Giant Slalom
- Single lane giant

9:30am Registration/GS practice - parking at top is limited - arrive by 9am to park at bottom/stay the day OR park outside on Capistrano Street

10-12pm Giant Slalom -3 timed runs - followed by lunch break

1-2pm Under 14 junior race / finish and cleanup

2:30pm Awards on site


Pay via Paypal (by Sept 23) to: lynnibob@sbcglobal.net -- note 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. $100 or $50 one day only per racer. Note: Must race ALL three events to qualify for the overall. PLEASE REGISTER AND PAY IN ADVANCE. Paying in advance will help us plan our final budget, prize payouts -- and ensure things run smoothly on race day. Racers under the age of 18 MUST have parent or guardian present to participate/sign waiver.


Advance payment by Wednesday September 28th please 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. Reminder: Must race ALL three events to qualify for the overall.

Race Site:
Saturday/Sunday US Nationals race venue - North Loretta Street @ Santa Anita Street, Oceanside, CA 92058
Awards Party:
Saturday 7:30 pm (dinner optional) Tremont Street Bar and Grill, 311 N Tremont Street, Oceanside CA 92054 (760) 435-9555 Tremont Street Bar and Grill Website

Loretta Street in Oceanside CA - racer point of view looking down the course

Loretta Street is a rustic private road in a residential area. Parking is available at the top of the hill - space permitting - arrive early for convenient parking. Once that is full, please find a spot to park on Capistrano Street ONLY to avoid inconvenience to the neighbors. On Saturday - there will be more space at the top for cars since our ramp start will be further down the hill. On Sunday - parking at the top will be more limited with our ramp start closer to the top - so we will also allow parking at the bottom of the hill -- but must arrive before 9:00 a.m. and not plan to leave until our race day is done.


We will provide lunch for racers (sandwiches, chips, fruit) 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. 

The 2016 US Nationals will be run in an Open Format this year - that is racers will be bracketed/placed by their qualifying times in A, B or C Classes (depending on # of racers/need). Open Format includes all Pro, Am, Masters, Women and Junior division arcers. Final results will be reported/allocated to coincide with each racer's ISSA (self-proclaimed) ranking history for point awards based on event finish results. Self-proclaimed Pro division racers should chose to ride the "A" course whenever a choice is available. Tight Slalom event will offer two courses - "A" and "B". 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 the 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.

Race Event #1 description: Hybrid Slalom. Dual lane/head-to-head/ramp start. In the style of the La Costa Boys, everybody races. Each person who pays an entry fee will get to race head to head, in either A, B, or C division, as determined by qualifying. The course will be as challenging as the lower divisions can handle. Cone placement is determined to avoid cracks and pits. Any racer who DQs twice in qualifiers will race in the lowest placing. This is an Open race. Pro, Am, Masters, Women, Jr (17-) will race Open, compete against Open racers, and get their points/ placings based on their overall placing. Hybrid will run on Saturday morning.

Race Event #2 description: Tight Slalom Single lane/rampstart. Racers will choose A or B (Pro or Am) course. Two runs, best time counts. Any run on course A beats any run on course B. Ramp start for all A racers. Ramp or push start for B course. Tight will run on Saturday afternoon - following the Hybrid finals.

Race Event #3 description: Giant Slalom Single lane/ramp start.
All racers will run the same course. Loretta Street is an elevator shaft. This road is a closed, gated, soap box derby hill. However, the soap box derby course starts about 3/4 of the way down the steep part (10% or more grade). The steep part of the road is about 400 feet long, then there is room for another 600-700 feet of moderate to high speed pumping. We expect speeds around 40mph at the top, but the decreasing slope and dominant headwind make stopping at the bottom easy. The surface is a bit slippery, and we will be setting the course around some cracks, but for the most part the surface is smooth, and with grippy wheels, quite fun. The death holes that used to exist have been filled in, so there shouldn't be any surprises for those who get off course. Giant slalom will be run on Sunday morning. If there is interest, there will be a beginner race (juniors under 14) following the Giant slalom event on Sunday.


Each registered racer will receive one event t-shirt included with their paid entry. Please be sure to register indicating your shirt size in advance. We must have this info NO LATER THAN September 26, to ensure your size shirt will be available.

2016 US Nationals Event Tee 2016 US Nationals Event Tee Close up Rear Graphic


Extra shirts can also be ordered by racers and general public -- for pick-up on site race days. Mail orders are also accepted. Extra shirts are $17 ea. - shipping cost is extra (ship within USA $22 ea, shipped International $32 ea). Please inquire via email: maria@sk8kings.com

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 prize money will be paid out based on the overall results for the three events combined for top finishers - estimated total purse approx $3000. National Skateboard Review is generously sponsoring a guaranteed $1000 minimum prize purse for the top female finishers this year! To qualify for the overall podiums, competitors MUST race all three events. The overall cash payout will be based on entry fees and sponsor money collected. We have some of the best sponsors ever - who generously provide amazing product prizes to be distributed to non-cash receiving finishers.


Sk8Kings Skateboards has claimed the title sponsor spot for the 2016 US Nationals! Stoked to have Sk8Kings in the top spot for the fourth year in a row! Huge Thanks to all our sponsors so far this year -- we couldn't do this without their support! Financial Partners: Sk8Kings Skateboards, National Skateboard Review, Riptide Sports, Utah Powder Tours, Don't Trip Skateboards, Ferrell Speed Racing, Oust Skateboards - and more being confirmed! Product Sponsor Brands: Sk8Kings, Axe Army Racing, Turbo Wheels, Powell, Bones, Bennett, Alligator, Independent, Randal, Loaded, Orangatang, Khiro, Riptide, Tracker, Madrid, Venom, Turner, Badass Skatemom, Skaterbuilt, Powerflex, Abec 11, Sector 9 - and more being confirmed!  Special Thanks to: So Cal Racing, La Costa Boys Racing, San Diego Ski Club, Boy Scout Troop 271, ISSA, Arrowhead Water, Rubios, CalWrap, Juice Magazine, Concrete Wave Magazine, NCDSA.com and Silverfishlongboarding.com for service support and media coverage.

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


Media professionals are welcome to attend the events for coverage purposes. Email for Media Contact for more details or specific arrangements. Click to access our Press Release on PR Log online
or download our Press Release pdf


NOTE - Rodeway has amazing rates this time of year - average about $60 per night - Book online for lowest rates!
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.

Alternative if Rodeway fills up: MOTEL 6 CARLSBAD DOWNTOWN

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. 



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.


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.


Sk8Kings US Nationals 2016 Webpage

US Nationals Facebook Page

So Cal Racing Facebook Page


1st Place Finisher: McLaren-P/Kramer-W/Hackett-M/Floitgraf-A/Lehrmann
2nd Place Finisher: Carrasco-P/Oyama-W/Hostert-M/Greenbaker-A/Lehrmann
3rd Place Finisher: White-P/Jackman-M/Burnell-A
Overall Results: Sk8Kings US Nationals 2016 (Oct 1-2)

Overall Results & cash payouts (Combined Hybrid, Tight, Giant)

Pro Men
1 - Joe McLaren ($750)
2 - Richy Carrasco ($450)
3 - Ethan White ($250)
4 - Paul Price
5 - Jackson Shapiera
6 - Lou Statman
7 - Jonathan Harms
8 - Jonny Miller
9 - Brent Kosick

Master Women
1 - Lynn Kramer ($600)
2 - Judi Oyama ($400)

Master Men
1 - David Hackett ($350)
2 - Scott Hostert ($200)
3 - Brad Jackman ($100)
4 - John Ravitch
5 - Rick Floyd
6 - Scott Ferrell
7 - Cliff Coleman
8 - Jamie Hart

Am Men
1 - Karl Floitgraf
2 - Dylan Greenbaker
3 - Brad Burnell
4 - Collin Kruse
5 - Eric Tokle
6 - Patrick Lehrmann
7 - Chris Cunningham
8 - Greg Barraza

Junior 17 and under
1 - Orion Lehrmann
2 - Oshean Lehrmann

Results by Event/Div - Sk8Kings US Nationals 2016 (Oct 1-2) 

Pro Results (Hybrid, Tight and Giant by Division)
1 - Joe McLaren
2 - Ethan White
3 - Jackson Shapiera
4 - Richy Carrasco
5 - Jonathan Harms
6 - Paul Price
7 - Jonny Miller
8 - Lou Statman
1 - Joe McLaren (A course)
2 - Paul Price (A course)
3 - Richy Carrasco (A course)
4 - Ethan White (B course)
5 - Jackson Shapiera (A course DQ)
5 - Jonathan Harms (A course DQ)
5 - Lou Statman (B course DQ)
1 - Joe McLaren
2 - Richy Carrasco
3 - Lou Statman
4 - Ethan White
5 - Paul Price
6 - Jackson Shapiera
7 - Jonathan Harms
8 - Jonny Miller
9 - Brent Kosick

Master Women Results (Hybrid, Tight and Giant by Division)
1 - Lynn Kramer
2 - Judi Oyama

1 - Lynn Kramer (A course)
2 - Judi Oyama (B course)
1 - Lynn Kramer
2 - Judi Oyama

Master Men Results (Hybrid, Tight and Giant by Division)
1 - John Ravitch
2 - Scott Hostert
3 - Brad Jackman
4 - Rick Floyd
5 - David Hackett
6 - Cliff Coleman
7 - Scott Ferrell
8 - Jamie Hart
1 - David Hackett (A course)
2 - Brad Jackman (A course)
3 - Scott Hostert (B course)
4 - Rick Floyd (B course)
5 - John Ravitch (B course)
6 - Scott Ferrell (B course)
7 - Cliff Coleman (B course DQ)
7 - Jamie Hart (B course DQ)
1 - David Hackett
2 - Scott Hostert
3 - Brad Jackman
4 - John Ravitch
5 - Rick Floyd
6 - Scott Ferrell
7 - Jamie Hart
8 - Cliff Coleman

Am Results (Hybrid, Tight and Giant by Division)
1 - Karl Floitgraf
2 - Patrick Lehrmann
3 - Brad Burnell
4 - Eric Tokle
5 - Chris Cunningham
6 - Dylan Greenbaker
7 - Collin Kruse
8 - Greg Barraza
1 - Karl Floitgraf (A course)
2 - Dylan Greenbaker (B course)
3 - Brad Burnell (B course)
4 - Collin Kruse (B course)
5 - Eric Tokle (B course)
6 - Patrick Lehrmann (A course DQ)
6 - Chris Cunningham (B course DQ)
6 - Greg Barraza (B course DQ)
1 - Patrick Lehrmann
2 - Karl Floitgraf
3 - Collin Kruse
4 - Dylan Greenbaker
5 - Chris Cunningham
6 - Greg Barraza
7 - Eric Tokle
8 - Brad Burnell

Junior 17 and under Results (Hybrid, Tight and Giant by Division)
1 - Orion Lehrmann
2 - Oshean Lehrmann
1 - Orion Lehrmann (A course)
2 - Oshean Lehrmann (A course)

1 - Oshean Lehrmann

2 - Orion Lehrmann

Junior 14 and under Results (Beginner Slalom)
1 - Nathan Loren
2 - Pierce Curry
3 - Anton Gillespie
4 - Roland Curry
5 - Collin Loren

2016 Sk8Kings US Nationals - Result Spreadsheets

Hybrid Qualifications - Spreadsheet pdf download:


Hybrid A Elims - Spreadsheet pdf download:


Hybrid B Elims - Spreadsheet pdf download:


Tight Open - Spreadsheet pdf download:




Giant Open - Spreadsheet pdf download:


Registered Contestants (27) -- Sk8Kings US Nationals Slalom 2016
Name Home City Classes Sponsors Bio Comment Date Submitted
1. Richy Carrasco Santa Ana CA   Pro  Sk8kings Oust S One   Flying Carrasco Bros! So Cal Racing!   Axe Army All out!   8/27/2016 10:49:32 AM 
2. Lynn Kramer San Diego, CA  Master, Women  Sk8Kings, ABEC 11, Khiro, Oust, Radikal  12 times Weltmeister  Oi!  8/27/2016 1:16:53 PM 
3. Scott Hostert Fullerton  Master  Carrasco Formula 1 racing  Real Gone!   Lorreta!   8/27/2016 7:48:20 PM 
4. Jonathan Harms SAINT LOUIS  Pro  None - although Zak Maytum has always been really cool about hooking me up with Venom products  Fastest slalom skateboarder* in the world

*(of those who also work in a library, copyedit skateboard books and magazines and enjoy fresh peaches and Seinfeld reruns) 
I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer.  8/27/2016 10:43:11 PM 
5. Patrick Lehrmann Carlsbad  Am        8/28/2016 10:13:32 PM 
6. Oshean Lehrmann Carlsbad, CA  Jr  Tapatio, Sk8kings, LTeam Racing      8/28/2016 10:22:54 PM 
7. Orion Lehrmann Carlsbad, CA  Jr  Sk8kings, Surf Solutions, LTeam Racing      8/28/2016 10:32:27 PM 
8. Paul Price Park City, Utah  Pro  Pavel Racing, www.utahpowdertours.com  Races in 2016: Houston, St Louis, Moscow, Riga, Stockholm, Vysocina, Policka, Madrid, Stuttgart, Oceanside, South Jordan.  Come snowboard Utah this winter with www.utahpowdertours.com  9/4/2016 3:21:42 AM 
9. Judi Oyama Santa Cruz, California  Women  Sk8kings, Khiro Skateboard Products, Giro (flow) Independent Trucks...  Founder Badass Skatemom and Skatedad brands. Competing for over 40 years. Never Stopped!  Skater for Life!  9/7/2016 11:30:48 AM 
10. Karl Floitgraf Berlin Germany  Am  4 Life Energy Stix, Lassrollen Skateshop    What a long strange trip it's been.  9/7/2016 2:10:42 PM 
11. Chris Mescalito Los Angeles, Ca  Am  Ha!  Im not that Bio.....  Chocolate milk!  9/7/2016 2:50:00 PM 
12. Lou Statman Austin  Pro      Let's Skate  9/12/2016 5:46:36 AM 
13. Rick Floyd Gloucester, MA  Master  Fullbag Skates, Tekton Bearings  Rick's background is virtually unknown, but many have speculated that he is actually Jim Morrison.  Can't wait to SK8 and hang out with my family!  9/14/2016 7:25:41 AM 
14. Joe McLaren Superior, Colorado  Pro  Sk8kings Skateboards, Turbo Wheels, Radikal Trucks, Oust Bearings, Pro Designed Pads, FlyAway Helmets      9/15/2016 7:47:14 PM 
15. Brad "Jackhammer " Jackman Summer Wa.  Master  Sk8kings, Turbo Wheels, Turn Co.  Axe Army!!    9/15/2016 9:38:07 PM 
16. Greg beans Barraza Santa Ana, ca  Am        9/16/2016 6:44:11 AM 
17. Ethan White Columbus Ohio   Pro  BLR Pavel abec11      9/16/2016 12:39:57 PM 
18. John Ravitch Oakland  Master  Comet Racing   Does anyone plan to come up from San Diego on Saturday AM? If so, I could really use a lift from the San Diego airport at 8:30am, pls ping me - ravmoto@mac.com    9/16/2016 6:00:56 PM 
19. Jackson Shapiera Encinitas, CA  Pro  Sector 9, RAD Wheels, Ronin Trucks, Venom Bushings    oi oi oi   9/17/2016 11:36:19 AM 
20. Brad Burnell Rockford IL  Am  Don't Trip      9/18/2016 9:50:04 PM 
21. Brent Kosick HB CA   Pro  Sk8kings   West LA champion!   Ski Style!   9/21/2016 8:17:33 PM 
22. Jamie Hart Sacramento, CA  Master        9/24/2016 2:05:06 PM 
23. Scott Ferrell Modesto, CA  Master  FSR (Ferrell Speed Racing)  Scott Ferrell owner and designer of the Ferrell Speed Racing Falcon custom downhill and slalom race decks from NorCal Modesto CA. Longtime competition board maker and alpine snowboard racer freerider  It's great to be racing at the nationals!

9/26/2016 4:43:26 PM 
24. Jonny "Thriller" Miller Central coast   Pro, Women  Abec11/Jet/Liquid/Riptide/Flyaway/Khiro/Nitro/azhiaziam / cayucos Collective/Concretewave mag/Nation skateboard review /Muirskate /BLR/Toyland nautical bean coffee shop/   Go fast... Go Hard. BLR coming in hot ... N men ride hard.
Thanks Sk8 Kings for hosting.   9/27/2016 1:08:46 PM 
25. Cliff Coleman Kensington, CA  Master  Curva De Hill, Bones, These.  New skater hoping to see what all of the fun is about.  This one is for you, Kenny Molica!  9/28/2016 10:09:59 PM 
26. DAVID HACKETT ENCINITAS, CA  Master  KHIRO, INDY, RADIKAL, OSIRIS, NITRO BEARINGS, MOTRIN, YO MAMA,  BLR'S Dave Hackett from Malibu, California is considered by the specialized media as one of skateboarding’s pioneers and legendary “All Around” riders. He never practices.   I </font></td>
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27. Eric Tokle Petaluma, CA  Am        9/30/2016 3:02:04 PM 

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