SDDRL # 37 “Road Signs”
Edit and filmed by: Leecifer Eisler
It was a cloudy cold morning and we all met up at the Poway Skatepark. I showed up expecting to skate the skatepark. I was not the only one but we found the skatepark to be closed due to wet conditions from the rain the day before. We shredded around the parking lot until Darrin Neiner showed up and led the caravan of cars of skaters to the secret location.
We all showed up ready to shred and as soon as everyone was parked skaters were hiking the hill. It wasn’t long until signups were over and the race was underway. Heats were being run in an efficient and timely matter and there were tons of racers. The road was secluded from where we could be seen and there were no problems with the race getting shut down.
The speeds of the road were around 30 mph, maybe 35 and it ended in riders either foot braking or shut down sliding into the cold de sac at the end of the road a ways past the finish line.
There wern’t many turns in the road and it was definitely a tuck run. There were many close heats and lots of drafting. The open class final heat was one of the most exciting heats I have seen. Max Capps and Ben Hryn came towards the finish line with a good lead on the rest of the finals heat. Hryn tried luge bumping Capps several times. You could hear the riders colliding on their way to the finish line, each one struggling to beat the other one down the hill. On the last hit Hryn hit Capps to the side forcing him to narrowly miss some sandbags on the side of the road.
1st- Max Capps
2nd- Ben Hryn
3rd- Tim Del Rosario
4th- Aj Haiby
Groms (14 & under)
1st- Roger Jones
2nd- Ethan Vinograd
3rd- Elijah Vinograd
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