Sk8Kings US Nationals 2015 - 5th Annual :::
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!
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?)
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
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 -- REGISTER HERE -- AND PAY YOUR ENTRY FEE IN ADVANCE.
Entry Fee Payment: Please pay entry fee in advance -- noting racer name and division with payment.
Via Paypal to ID: email@example.com 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. Please pay your entry fee by July 7th. 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.
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.
Media/Press Contact Information:
Media professionals are welcome to attend the events for coverage purposes. Email for Media Contact Please click to access our Press Release - Sk8Kings US National Slalom Skateboard Racing Championships for details.
Lodging Info: **NOTE - PLEASE MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS EARLY -- COMIC CON IS IN TOWN AND THESE HOTELS WILL SELL OUT**
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.
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.