2017 brings back the legendary race Newtons. Mt panorama is a very well known spot for V8 race car drivers year round, but this is the first time this race has happened for skateboarders since 2013.
the track its self is like none other, within the first 30 seconds of leaving the finish line, riders clock in at 80km/h on one of the first corners, the dipper. Continuing on the track weaves down advertisement filled barriers, ending on the last straight clocking in at around 91 km/h.
Race day was filled with amazing runs with four man heats. I have never been to such a unique race track.
I finished 5th over all, getting taken out (crashed out) in the semi final, on the last corner. In the consolation round I took first place against Australian riders Connor Ferguson, and Jackson Shapiera, solidifying my spot in 5th.