More Downhill Skateboarders will be battling to unseat 2007 Maryhill winner "Scoot" Smith
Due to the overwhelming response from athletes who were unable to register for the Maryhill “Festival of Speed”, the event organizers are adding 37 more athletes to the Downhill Skateboarding Class.
Volcanic Promotions Owner John Ozman said, “When registration opened up on June 2nd it was literally crazy. Downhill Skateboarding sold out in less than 7 hours. There were so many athletes trying to register at the same time it crashed the server at EROI. EROI is an online event registration company with many years of experience and their server had never crashed before!”
“We had to make some decisions on how to get more Downhill Skateboarders in the event so the number of athletes in other disciplines were cut. The total number of athletes in the event was also raised to 210. It was a tough decision to go over 200 racers, but after discussions with IGSA we feel we can handle it,” said Ozman.
***156 Downhill Skateboarders will be practicing and qualifying over four days. Qualifying will be very important, since only the 96 fastest qualifiers will be racing. That means 61 racers will be watching from the side lines on Sunday.***
Athletes who are in the top 37 of the “Reserve List” will be receiving emails on Monday June 16, 2008. These athletes will have a deadline to register by June 20, 2008 or their spot will be given to the next person on the “Reserve List”.
“We wish we could accommodate all the athletes that wanted to register. Next year we will need to look at what can be done. Many event organizers have begun limiting the numbers of athletes at their events. 200 racers is about the most any event can handle” Ozman said. “It’s at a point where IGSA Points will become the determining factor. Those who finish in the top of the points this year will get Priority Registration in 2009.”
Volcanic Promotions is a gravity sports event production company serving the Pacific Northwest. The Maryhill “Festival of Speed” IGSA World Championships will be held on Aug, 27 – 31, 2008 at the world famous Maryhill Loops Road in Goldendale, WA. USA.