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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)
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
RACER ENTRY FEE: ** CLICK HERE TO PAY **
Pay via Paypal (by Sept 23) to: firstname.lastname@example.org -- 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.
RACERS - PLEASE SIGN UP TO RACE -- USING THE FORM AT BOTTOM OF PAGE -- AND PAY YOUR ENTRY FEE USING PAYPAL LINK. ** CLICK HERE TO PAY **
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
PARKING AT RACE VENUE - LORETTA STREET:
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.
FOOD AND OTHER AMENITIES:
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.
THREE RACE EVENTS - DETAILS:
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.
EXTRA SHIRT PURCHASE:
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: 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 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.
OUR 2016 SPONSORS:
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/PRESS CONTACT INFO:
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
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1103 N. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA, 92054
Phone: (760) 722-1904 Fax: (760) 722-1168
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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.
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