Here's how it went down; We set the course at 10 am.
I took a practice run; then it rained...
McCree and Hollien headed back to the hotel; can you blame them?
Being the responsible race promoter and organizer, I smoked a cigar in the front of the van with legendary downhill speedboarder Jimmy Flindt. While we both pondered the rains' longevity. About 40 minutes later the rain stopped but the road remained WET. So, we decided to move some of the cones in on the dry pavement so we could start this bad boy. Right about when we were done; it rained AGAIN!
Enter John O'Shei. Maniac? DumbAss? Hardcore? Heuvos GRANDE? Maybe a mix of all 4...He took one look at that course and pushed in hard all out from the top in the rain on a wet course and bombed the whole hill CLEAN. S-I-C-K.
We were all in disbelief. This feat definitely raised the "NUTSACK FACTOR" about 10 notches. We HAD to run the course just to get a time. You never know...
Then the rain stopped; and the course was dry in about an hour. During this time we ran and ran and ran those cones and that course balls out in a tuck from top to bottom. I was stoked on clocking a 33.5 on my first timed run. By the time 2 o'clock rolled around the number one spot had been passed from Chicken to Maysey, to Kosick, to Brunson and O'Shei and back 3- 4 times over in the 29, 28, 27, and sub 27 when O'Shei hit a 26.32 and it looked like that was going to be it. We all had another run through the roster but O'Shei was unbeatable at that point in the game.
All in all, an amazing day of high speed racing at it's finest.
Huge thanks to all the Speed boarder guys who showed up to give the race an extra element of GNAR: Jimmy Flindt, The Rogers Brothers, Will Brunson everyone else who made this event a huge success!!
Who ever missed this race - REALLY MISSED IT. The final results follow:
1st - O'Shei 26.32
2nd - Maysey 26.48
3rd - Kosick 26.62
4th - Chicken 26.94
5th - Brunson 27.64
6th - Budro 27.72
7th J.Rodgers 27.79
8th - Wilson 28.19
9th - Hackett 28.23
10th Johnston 28.27
11th Carpenter 28.36
12th Evans 28.59
13th Hollien 28.6
14th Mercado 28.7
15th D.Rodgers 28.84
16th Kaelon 29.41
17th Dieter 29.62
18th Jackman 29.89
19th Dave Hamm 30.77
20th Stevie 33.12
21st C. Favero 33.15
Pretty tight field of competition! Thanks to all who traveled so far to keep the dream alive and well in (Sunny) San Diego!
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