Awesome racing at Mahackamack 400 and Killington Downhill Throwdown

Mahackamack 400

I was thrilled to make it into the final at Mahackamack this year. Leading until the final stretch, I ended up finishing 3rd after a fall that took me down along with Thiago Lessa from Brazil. Congratulations to last years World Champion Carlos Paixao from Brazil who then took the lead and the win. It was incredible to be racing with these guys in the final during my first season of men’s open. I’m looking forward to more of it!

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Pretty stoked on my first men’s open IDF podium finish for the 2016 season.

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You can read the full race report from Mahackamack here, along with all the podium results. Thanks to race organizers and title sponsor Original Skateboards for organizing an awesome event.

Downhill Throwdown at Killington

While many of the racers at Mahackamack traveled directly to Killington Vermont, I hopped a plane back to Vancouver BC for my high school graduation in between events, and returned just in time to hit late afternoon of practice day at Killington. It was a tiring schedule, but I turned in a solid 12th place qualifying time. I had an unfortunate fall in the last corner during this competitive heat and ended up not advancing. This course is crazy fast. I clocked in at 67mph (107 km/hr) on the radar gun right before that final corner.

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Still, pretty stoked on the weekend of racing and time with the homies! Thanks to Marc Dean for putting on these two great IDF race events again this year. And thanks again to my sponsors Original Skateboards, These Wheels and Aera Trucks for supporting me attending these events. Looking forward to Showdown at the Loops at Maryhill this coming week, when the IDF North American circuit moves to Oregon on the West Coast. Then it’s back to my home province of British Columbia for the Whistler Longboard Festival.