The Maryhill Festival of Speed: Be There!!

It’s “go time”:  if you’ve ever dreamed of skating on Maryhill Loops Road, whether it’s free-riding, carving with a grin, bombing it on your streetluge or tucking deep and racing it at full speed, wheel-to-wheel with the fastest skaters on the planet, the Maryhill Festival of Speed is the time, place and event to do all that!  Presented by Ex Drinks, sponsored by Abec 11 and put together by Volcanic Productions, the “FOS” is September 11th through the 15th, just outside of Goldendale, Washington.  Postmark your entries by TODAY, August 21st!! After that, you gotta show up with cold, hard cash.

 

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So, if you’re up for five days of free-riding with shuttles & support, live bands, product giveaways by sponsors, free camping and then an IGSA World Cup series race with the fastest skaters and lugers on the freaking planet tearing down the hill, then click through to get more details!  The road is freshly resealed, IGSA will bring their wireless Tag Heuer timing system for error-free splits on the timed qualification runs, free timing stats during selected free rides and flawless race management on the day of the big race.  This will be the longboarding event of the year!!!

 

 
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Downhill Skateboard Class Sponsored by Abec 11 
 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Monday, September 10 10:00am–6:00pm Registration and Technical Inspection

Tuesday, September 11 9:00am–5:00pm Registration and Technical Inspection

9:00am–12:00pm Open Practice (all classes)

12:00pm–1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00pm–5:00pm Open Practice (all classes)

Wednesday, September 12 9:00am–5:00pm Registration and Technical Inspection

9:00am–12:00pm Open Practice (all classes)

12:00pm–1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00pm–5:00pm Open Practice (all classes)

Thursday, September 13 8:30am–8:45am Riders’ Meeting

9:00am–5:00pm Registration and Technical Inspection

9:00am–12:00pm Open Practice (all classes)

12:00pm–1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00pm–5:00pm Qualifying Run #1

(Order: DS, SL, IL, GB, CL)

Friday, September 14 8:30am–8:45am Riders’ Meeting

9:00am–5:00pm Registration and Technical Inspection

9:00am–12:00pm Open Practice (all classes)

12:00pm–1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00pm–5:00pm Qualifying Run #2

(Order: DS, SL, IL, GB, CL)

8:00pm–2:00am Athletes’ Party

Saturday, September 15 8:00am–8:15am Riders’ Meeting

8:30am–9:00am Morning Warm Up

(GB, IL, CL riders only)

9:00am–10:00am Gravity Bike Race (Top 16 qualifiers)

Inline Skate Race (Top 16 qualifiers)

10:00am–11:30am Classic Luge Race (Top 48 qualifiers)

11:30am–12:00pm Afternoon Warm Up (DS, SL only)

12:00pm–2:30pm Downhill Skateboard Race (Top 96 qualifiers)

2:30pm–4:00pm Street Luge Race (Top 48 qualifiers)

6:00pm–8:00pm Athletes’ Dinner

8:00pm–2:00am After Party and Awards Ceremony

KEY

DS – Downhill Skateboard

IL – Inline Skating

SL – Street Luge

GB – Gravity Bike

CL – Classic Luge

 

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If you're coming to watch, to party and to skate, then you're gonna want to either snag a hotel in Goldendale, Washington or to take advantage of the free camping/non-stop party at Ekone Park.  For hotel information, check out this list of motels.  They're not the Ritz (and they don't cost like it, either), but they're ready for you, have hot showers, free parking, etc...  If you're staying in Ekone Park, it's got restrooms, two softball fields, picnic areas, picnic tables, gazebo, playground, skatepark, and stream access...

 

Camping Details
* Free Camping will be at Ekone Park in the City of Goldendale.
   Appx. 7 miles from the race course.
* Showers will cost $2.00
* City skate park at the campground is free.

Athlete Party Details:

* Friday Night – Ekone Park  
* Live music to feature: Brian Thompson Band -http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=34524418
The Upside Down - http://www.theupsidedown.com
 
Special Musical Guest - LooseTooth
http://www.myspace.com/WEARELOOSETOOTH

* Beer Garden - $3.00 a beer
* Food – TBD – appx $7.00

* Saturday Night – Ekone Park
* Live music to feature: Point 1 - http://www.point1music.com/2007/

 

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Athlete Registration: www.maryhillfestivalofspeed.com

*  Click here to go directly to the registration window.

* All mailed registration must be postmarked by August 21st, 2007.
* Registration at event will be cash only.
* $5,000 in Prize Money
* Product Giveaways

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Check out these podium purses!

 
$3,500 Downhill Skateboarding
1st place - $1,500
2nd place - $750
3rd place - $500
4th place - $300
5th place - $200
6th place - $150
7th place (consolation winner) - $100
PLUS:
Money and Schwag for DH Top Qualifier
Money and Schwag for Junior Class Winner
 
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$1,500 Streetluge
1st place – $750
2nd place – $325
3rd place – $200
4th place – $125
5th place (consolation winner) - $100
 

Other Sponsors supporting this event:

Silverfish Longboarding.com

http://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/

Madrid Skateboards  

http://www.madridskateboards.com/

Cadillac Wheels

http://www.madridskateboards.com/

Fly Paper

http://www.madridskateboards.com/

Jay Jays Skate Shop

http://www.jayjayskateshop.com/

Sonoma Old School

http://www.skatesos.com/

Longboard Larry

http://www.longboardlarry.net/

Bones Bearings

http://www.bonesbearings.com/

Surf One

http://www.surf-one.com/

Khiro Skateboard Products

http://www.khiroskateboardproducts.com/

Seismic Skate  

http://www.geoskate.com

Ponderosa Motel

http://www.ponderosa-motel.com/

Clif Bar 

http://www.clifbar.com/

Landyachtz   

http://www.landyachtz.com/

Concrete Wave  

http://www.concretewavemagazine.com/

CMD

http://www.cmdagency.com/

Coast Longboarding 

http://www.coastlongboarding.com

Golden Event Planning

http://www.cityofgoldendale.com/events.shtml

Longboard Haven

http://www.lbhaven.com


Eastside Longboards

http://www.eastsidelongboards.com

 

Never Summer Longboards

http://www.neversummer.com/ 

 

 

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