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Sk8Kings US Nationals Slalom
4 Registered Contestants.   Signup online!

Event Date and Time: Saturday, August 03, 2019  10:00
Event Duration: Two Days
Location: Bush's Pasture Park - Salem, OR (Derby Hill)
Entry: Open
Helmets: Mandatory
Divisions: Pro
Am
Women
Jr
Classes: HS
TS
GS
ST Bonus
Organizer: CascadeSlalomAssociation/SoCalRacing/LaCostaBoys
Map: Click here for online map
Entry Fee: $100.00 till 06/30 $125 after
Contest Info:

US National Championships 2019

Sk8Kings US National Championships - Slalom Skateboard Racing
ISSA Main Event
August 3-4, 2019 (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 again partnered with Cascade Slalom Association to present this third annual event in Salem - but this time we're kicking it up to the US Nationals! Sk8Kings US National Championships will be held August 3-4, 2019 at the soap box derby hill in Bush's Pasture Park. The event will feature two days of racing events – with some of the world's top racing talent showing up to compete for national titles, cash and prizes! The park venue offers a perfect setting with plenty of spectators and a dedicated race track for exciting head-to-head hybrid slalom, technical tight, fast giant slalom and a bonus speed trap event.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

Saturday Aug 3 - Registration and Warm-ups 10:00 am
Hybrid head-head and Tight Slalom - head to head eliminations through finals followed by single lane tight

Sunday Aug 4 - Registration and Warm-ups 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 entry fee includes event t-shirt

RACER ENTRY FEE:
Early registration is $100 for the weekend (HS, TS & GS) per racer, includes event t-shirt and lunch. Note: Must race ALL three events to qualify for the overall. PLEASE REGISTER AND PAY EARLY. Early registration ends June 30 and the fee will go up to $125 July 1 - pay early and get the best deal for a weekend of three days of fun! (Early payment open until June 30, 2019 - after that fee is $125 starting July 1) Racer entry fee one day only is $50 and speed trap only is $25

Pay via Paypal to: jjjackhammer@yahoo.com -- 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.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 VIA PAYPAL.
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VENUE INFO:
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. Lunch will be provided on site for racers each day. 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.

SALEM VISITOR'S GUIDE:
Check out the online guide to Salem, OR for all the info on the town and surrounding areas too: Salem Official Visitor's Guide

DIVISIONS/CLASSES:
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.

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 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.

Event T-shirts US National Championships 2019

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 events 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.

OUR SPONSORS:
Sk8Kings Skateboards, Axe Army Racing, Turbo Wheels - and more being confirmed! Special Thanks to: Cascade Slalom Association, So Cal Racing, La Costa Boys Racing, ISSA, and NCDSA.com for service support and media coverage.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
We always need volunteers to help with course management during the event. Friends & family of racers and any locals interested in helping out - please contact the race organizers - in advance would be ideal. Volunteer Contact Every volunteer will receive an event t-shirt and lunch - plus the admiration and appreciation of all the racers and staff!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
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.

LODGING INFO:
Howard Johnson By Wyndham - 2250 Mission Street Southeast, Salem, OR, 97302 Phone: +1-503-967-8461 Website: Howard Johnson Salem OR Make your reservations early - there is another big sporting event in downtown so hotels will start filling up soon. Best rates are online - save 20% on 2 nights - they have double queen and king rooms, free breakfast, wifi, parking, pool, and workout room. We stayed here last year and it was decent PLUS there is a good place for brew pub and grub Sparky's Brewing Company a short walk away that is open late and has plenty of room for our Saturday night hungry race group! Short drive to the race venue too.

GOOGLE MAP - VENUE:



AIRPORT INFO:

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

PICS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS:



1st Place Finisher:
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Overall Results:

Registered Contestants (4) -- Sk8Kings US Nationals Slalom
Name Home City Division Classes Sponsors Bio Comment Date Submitted
1. Tayman Badlands Bandon  Pro  HS, TS, GS, ST Bonus  Richie “n”Maria   Winner    5/29/2019 10:25:59 AM 
2. Paul Howard Corvallis, Oregon  Pro  HS, TS, GS  Vic Smead Racing Food Products and Bigfoot.  I was born a small cat, but I outgrew that, grew up in a drainage ditch in Cheyenne Wyoming until hostile alien ships destroyed it, I hate "visitors", those stupid bulb-heads took my home.   Got my New Subsonics to ride, Thanks Anne and Scott!!, and thanks to Brad, Maria, Lynn, Stryker, Skip and whoever else!!  5/30/2019 3:26:30 PM 
3. Gone Real Brea  Pro  HS, TS, GS, ST Bonus  AAA  Hazard    6/8/2019 5:11:42 PM 
4. Lynn Kramer San Diego  Women  HS, TS, GS, ST Bonus  Sk8Kings, Don't Trip, RipTide, La Costa Boys Racing  12? 17? 36? 9?  I love this hill.  6/16/2019 7:12:19 PM 

 

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