Carlos Paixão Dominates Qualifying
Teutonia, Brazil - Carlos Paixão shocked the establishment today when he set the quickest time of the day in qualifying for tomorrow’s Top Skate Pro Teutonia World Cup Open Downhill Skateboarding race. Paixão recorded a time of 1:21.320 seconds on his first run and then showed his consistency on the second run when he ran a time only .130 slower but still fast enough to be the second quickest time of the day. He's won all three rounds of the Brazilian Amateur DH Skate Series this year and has already wrapped up that title. There is a lot of strategy that goes into winning Teutonia so it remains to be seen if Paixão can convert his raw speed and limited experience into a World Cup victory.
Unofficial Speeds of 141 km/h Recorded In Practice
Teutonia, Brazil – The “2012 IGSA Top Skate Pro Teutonia" World Cup is underway in Southern Brazil. After hosting last years’ IGSA World Championship, the fastest track in the world is back for Round #10 of the 2012 IGSA World Cup Series and final round of IGSA South American Series.
On Thursday November 15th, Brazilians celebrated Republic Day, a National Holiday. The organizers added one additional day so all registrations and tech inspections were taken care of. At the end of the day, six practice runs were provided for the competitors.
Ovalhe Wins In Argentina
San Luis, Argentina - After two days of intense downhill skate activities, race day at the Snake Skeleton World Cup was an unforgetable experience to every racer who made it into the race from Saturday´s qualifying.
The same tail wind that knocked out 12 riders on Friday morning blew again but with the riders much more prepared after two days of skating. With so many quality contenders making it through from qualifying, it created one awesome race after another. The IGSA Officials had a difficult job on their hands with tight finishes and races only being decided after viewing lots of video images.