Zak Maytum is the Defending Champion
2008 winer Zak Maytum fully commited through the 90. Photo Jon Huey
San Dimas, California, USA - The IGSA Unted States National Championships begin today at Frank G. Bonelli Park in San Dimas, California. Zak Maytum from Boulder, Colorado is the defending Downhill Skateboarding Champion. He won last years race over 2007 Winner Jimmy Flindt in a last second pass down the final straightaway. Both riders will be back to battle it out once again in addition to many of the other top downhill skateboarders in America.
Maryhill winner Andy Lally is the favorite in Street Luge.
In street luge, international auto racing star Andy Lally from Dacula, Gerogia will be competing for the National Championship on one of his rare weekends off. Lally was once a regular competitor on the IGSA circuit but as his autoo racing career took off he was forced to curtail his street luging. After being away for several years, Andy came back at the Maryhill Festival of Speed this year and won the event. He beat two time defending champion Matthias Lang in the process and showed that he hadn't missed a step.
Practice gets underway this morning at 9:00 am. Timed qualifying begins at 12:30 pm. Sunday's Downhill Skateboarding race is set for a 11:00 am start. The Street Luge race is scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm.
Frank G. Bonelli Park is located approximately 30 miles East of downtown Los Angeles and is easily accessible from throughout Southern California on major freeways. Directions:
From Los Angeles, take 10 East to 57 North and Exit Via Verde / Raging Waters Drive.
From Orange County take 57 North and Exit Via Verde / Raging Waters Drive.
From San Bernardino and the Ontario International Airport take 10 West to 57 North and Exit Via Verde / Raging Waters Drive.
From Via Verde / Raging Waters Drive Turn East (right) and enter Frank G. Bonelli Park. Go through the park entrance gate and pay the daily park usage fee of $10.00. Proceed down Via Verde until you reach the pit area.
No Alcoholic Beverages are allowed inside the Bonelli Park!
For additional information visit the U.S. Nationals Website