West Coast Slalom Racing Championships - ISSA Main Event
September 22-23, 2018 (Saturday/Sunday)
Bush's Pasture Park Soap Box Derby Hill - 890 Mission St SE, Salem, OR 97302
Sk8Kings, So Cal Racing and La Costa Boys have partnered with Cascade Slalom Association to present the Second Annual West Coast Championships, September 22-23, 2018. The event will feature two days of racing events – with some of the world's top racing talent showing up to compete for regional titles, cash and prizes! After six years of hosting the US Nationals in San Diego – we (the So Cal collective) are stoked to be part of a new annual tradition in Salem Oregon. The CSA folks are lucky to have access to this cool soap box derby hill in Bush Park. The park venue offers a perfect setting for spectators and a dedicated race track for exciting head-to-head hybrid slalom, technical tight, fast giant slalom and a bonus speed trap event.
Saturday September 22 - Registraton and warmups - 10:00 am
Hybrid head-head and Tight Slalom - head to head eliminations through finals followed by single lane tight
Sunday September 23 - Registraton and warmups - 10:00 am
Giant Slalom - Single lane giant
Speed Trap - Bonus Event -- will not count for the overall or ISSA ranking - Can register for speed trap only @ $25 pp day of event (includes event t-shirt). Weekend entry fee covers this event - participation is optional.
RACER ENTRY FEE:
$100 for the weekend (HS, TS & GS) per racer, includes event t-shirt and lunch - paid by 9/19 (on site fee is $120). Note: Must race ALL three ISSA sanctioned events to qualify for the overall weekend payout. Bonus Speed Trap event is included in weekend race fee but participation is optional.
RACERS - PLEASE SIGN UP IN ADVANCE TO RACE -- USING THE FORM AT BOTTOM OF PAGE. Deadline for ADVANCE paypal entry fee payment is Wednesday, September 19. After that date - please bring CASH to morning registration - NOTE on site registration/payment will increase to $120 weekend/$60 single event - please pay in advance to avoid the increase.
USE THESE LINKS TO PAY VIA PAYPAL UNTIL September 19:
Pay $100 Weekend Entry Fee -- note racer name and shirt size with payment.
Pay $50 for One Day Only Entry Fee -- note racer name and shirt size with payment.
Pay $25 Speed Trap Only Entry Fee -- note racer name and shirt size with payment.
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 sign waiver in order to participate.
Derby Hill at Bush's Pasture Park - 890 Mission St SE, Salem, OR 97302
PARKING, FOOD AND OTHER AMENITIES:
Bush Park offers free parking on site.We are planning on lunch for racers on site. Public bathroom facilities are available on site both Saturday and Sunday. There is plenty of natural shade in a grassy park setting to set up your own chairs, etc. so feel free to bring picnic supplies for your day camp. Dogs must be on a leash.
Open Format - 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 racers. 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. 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. 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. This road is a soap box derby hill. Giant slalom will be run on Sunday morning. Following the GS, there will be a bonus speed trap event - does not count for the overall or ISSA points. Racers can enter this event independent of the three main events for a separate entry fee.
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 so registering early will ensure your size shirt will be available.
EXTRA SHIRT PURCHASE: We will have *some* extra shirts at the event for cash purchase.
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.
CASH PURSE AND PRODUCT PRIZE AWARDS:
Cash prize money will be paid out based on the overall results for the three ISSA sanctioned events (HS, TS, GS) combined for top finishers. 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. Product prizes donated by our sponsors will be distributed to non-cash receiving finishers. Bonus Speed Trap event is not included in the overall and will have a separate winner-take-all payout.
Sk8Kings Skateboards, Axe Army Racing, Turbo Wheels, Riptide, Oust - and more being confirmed! Special Thanks to:Cascade Slalom Association, So Cal Racing, La Costa Boys Racing and NCDSA.com for service support and media coverage.
Interested in sponsoring this landmark event? We welcome your support and have some great opportunity levels to consider. 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.
Howard Johnson by Wyndham - 2250 Mission Street Southeast Salem, Oregon 97302 +1-503-375-7710
If you have Wyndham membership you can get best rates if you book online and pay in advance. Lots of pubs/restaurants nearby (open late) and only 3 mins by car to the race venue. Free breakfast, wifi and pool too. http://bit.ly/HOJOSalem
Portland International Airport (PDX) and/or Eugene Airport (EUG) Bush Park is approx. 1 hour by car (south) from PDX airport. Southwest Airlines serves PDX airport and offers two free bags -- great when you are hauling skate gear. EUG is about the same distance by car to the venue traveling north if you prefer. Southwest Airlines doesn't serve the EUG airport so baggage fees will apply.
DIRECTIONS TO RACE VENUE:
EVENT RESOURCE LINKS:
Cascade Slalom Association Facebook Page
So Cal Racing Facebook Page
Sk8Kings Skateboards Website
Sk8Kings Facebook Page
Turbo Wheels Facebook Page
ISSA Facebook Page
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