Steepways Showdown – Event 1 Recap

Gunslinger Steepways Showdown Final

Steepways Showdown – Event 1 Recap

Steepways Showdown – One on One -Event Recap

Craig Harvey has come together with Gunslinger Longboards, Fat Ant Bushings, Longboarding SA and The Water Healthy High alkaline to bring a six-race event series over the next year or so at one of our favourite hills Steepways.

Steepways showndown shuttle back up

The First Event going down just a few days after “Go-Skateboarding” day had quite a decent show of race faces coming through. With all the crash pads and marshals in place, guys had their chance to dial in lines a bit before kicking off with “Round Robin”. We started with a couple 3 man round robin heats to be able to seed guys for the final Man on Man heats. There were 13 racers competing and every heat was a banger! Especially the round robin heats got pretty interesting as it was 3 man and steepz is quite a skinny road.

Steepways showdown christo

I think everyone was super grateful for the crash bags as the guys were pushing their limits of lines and grip. The push line at the start also made things very interesting leaving no one the opportunity to get too far in front and landing a couple of collisions into the first corner.

Was great to see a couple of new faces, and watching their racing lines you wouldn’t believe it was some of their first races!

Steepways showdown CJ

All in all always a great day of racing at Steepways, The final heats were super tight with a couple overtakes. Christo and Jay Jay fighting it out for 3rd and 4th, both of them charging all day, Jay even rocking full leathers. And then Oli and Lloyd show that smooth clean lines are what pays off most at The Steezways!

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Steepways showndown Jay leather racer

Results: Event 1 – Man on Man
1. Lloyd Clark
2. Oli Sheppard
3. Christo Cilliers
4. Jay -Jay Brits
5. Bryn Langley

Steepways showdown event 1 Winners

A big thank you to of course Craig Harvey, it takes a lot of time and planning to make these events work, but also to Craig’s mom and sister, the marshals, and to the shuttle drivers and the spectators! It means so much that we are able to support events like these. See you all at the next one on the 19 August 2018 – Time Trial.

Words & Photos: Peter Kohne

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