Kyle Wester Wins Teutonia!
Teutonia, Brazil - Kyle Wester from Denver, Colorado, USA has won the IGSA Top Skate Pro Teutonia World Cup! He qualifed in the third spot and faced number one qualifier Carlos Paixão from Brazil in the final. This is the first World Cup win by Wester who also had victories in the Laguna Seca Invitational and Rubber City Gravity Games earlier this year. The victory is also significant in that it is the first IGSA World Cup win for his wheel sponsor Road Rider. Road Rider has been around since te 70's and was the first company to ever put precision bearings in a skateboard wheel. They've returned to the sport in a big way this year with a massive R&D program that appears to have paid big dividends.
Carlos Paixão Dominates Qualifying
Teutonia, Brazil - Carlos Paixão shocked the establishment today when he set the quickest time of the day in qualifying for tomorrow’s Top Skate Pro Teutonia World Cup Open Downhill Skateboarding race. Paixão recorded a time of 1:21.320 seconds on his first run and then showed his consistency on the second run when he ran a time only .130 slower but still fast enough to be the second quickest time of the day. He's won all three rounds of the Brazilian Amateur DH Skate Series this year and has already wrapped up that title. There is a lot of strategy that goes into winning Teutonia so it remains to be seen if Paixão can convert his raw speed and limited experience into a World Cup victory.
Unofficial Speeds of 141 km/h Recorded In Practice
Teutonia, Brazil – The “2012 IGSA Top Skate Pro Teutonia" World Cup is underway in Southern Brazil. After hosting last years’ IGSA World Championship, the fastest track in the world is back for Round #10 of the 2012 IGSA World Cup Series and final round of IGSA South American Series.
On Thursday November 15th, Brazilians celebrated Republic Day, a National Holiday. The organizers added one additional day so all registrations and tech inspections were taken care of. At the end of the day, six practice runs were provided for the competitors.