Petaluma, California, USA- The official entry list for the 2012 Laguna Seca Invitational Presented by Road Rider has been released. The race will take place on Thursday, April 19th at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California as part of the Sea Otter Classic Cycling Festival.
Three former IGSA World Cup Series Champions head the list of entries including Erik Lundberg (2007), Tom Edstrand (2005) and Chris Chaput (2001). Additional top contenders include 2010 Maryhill Festival of Speed Winner Zak Maytum, 2011 U.S. National Champion A.J. Haiby, 2011 Jr II World Champion Max Wippermann and Jr I World Champion Quinn Dubois.
A slew of IGSA World Cup Series contenders including Andrew Chapman, Kyle Martin, Billy Meiners, Tim Del Rosario-Rojas, Josh Torres, Graham Buksa, Braden Tibbles, and Mike Jakubiec will be pushing hard for their share of the $5,000 purse.
Stand out street and vert skater Zarosh Eggleston will be representing the main stream contingent. He'll be crossing over into downhill racing for the first joining guys like Andrew Mercado and Jeff Budro who are also entered. Gravity Games Gold Medalist Biker Sherlock will be representing the downhill legends.
The event is scheduled to begin at 1:00pm with a one-hour practice session. Qualifying will begin at 2:00pm to seed the 32-rider bracket. Final eliminations will start at 3:00 pm. An autograph session will be held from 11:00am until noon for fans to meet their favorite racers.
Spectators can take in all the action by purchasing a Festival Pass. Festival Pass prices are as follows: • Children age twelve and under, free all week. • Registered athletes (both competitive racers and Gran Fondo recreational riders), free all week. • All others age thirteen and up: $10 pre-purchase ($12 on-site) for a One-Day Festival Pass or $30 pre-purchase ($35 on-site) for a Four-Day Festival Pass.
Discounts are available for some teens and adults: two passes may be purchased for the price of one by members of the military (active duty or retired) and by members of the same family. For these, purchase your passes on-site; photo identification will be required. On-site Festival Pass sales, April 19-22, 2012, at:
• the Laguna Seca Recreation Area entrance gates • the Athlete Registration building (Track view Pavilion/Red Bull Energy Center)
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Laguna Seca Invitational Presented by Road Rider
Official Rider List
1 Norberto Bertoncello BRA 2 Jeff Budro USA 3 Graham Buksa CAN 4 Max Capps USA 5 Andrew Chapman CAN 6 Chris Chaput USA 7 Riley Crone USA 8 Tim Del Rosario USA 9 Quinn Dubois CAN 10 Thomas Edstrand CAN 11 Zarosh Eggleston USA 12 Malachi Green USA 13 Micah Green USA 14 A.J. Haiby USA 15 Scott Hamilton USA 16 Keith Henderson USA 17 Mike Jakubiec CAN 18 Daniel Luna USA 19 Erik Lundberg SWE 20 Kyle Martin CAN 21 Zak Maytum USA 22 Billy Meiners USA 23 Andrew Mercado USA 24 Justin Ortiz CAN 25 Jimmy Rhia USA 26 Biker Sherlock USA 27 Michael Snyder USA 28 Calvin Staub USA 29 Braden Tibbles CAN 30 Josh Torres USA 31 Kyle Wester USA 32 Max Wippermann USA