San Luis, Argentina - The 9th round of the 2012 IGSA World Cup Series gets underway tomorrow. The Snake Skeleton Downhill takes place in the center of Argentina. First held in 2011 as part of the IGSA South American Downhill Series, the event was very popular with both competitors and spectators alike. Spectators came out in droves with Sunday estimates of more than 2,000 in attendance.
At 2.2km, the Snake Skeleton race course is the longest that the IGSA competes on in South America. The track has a good mix of straights sweepers and hairpins. Douglas Silva was the winner of last years race and his experience will make him a favorite again this year. There is a great deal of community support around the race, with the citizens of San Luis very excited to have the world's best downhill skateboarders coming to the region. Those who make the trip to San Luis can expect autograph sessions, parties and plenty of fun along with a great race.
Course Length: 2.2km (1.4km)
Top Speed: 85 km/h (53 mph)