10.26.2011

2011 Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series Points Rankings After Event 2.

1) Ethan Lau - 170 , 185 = 355       

2) Nikko Kamanuwai – 185 , 142 = 327      

3) Kenny Bergstrom -165, 142 = 307     
4) Mackenzie Yoshida -160, 142 = 302      
5) Mason Valenzuela -138, 160 = 298       
6) Keola Chu -121, 170 = 291      
7) Jeffery Khau -134, 142 = 276       
8) Rhys Morishima -155, 115 = 270     
9) Maika McWayne -146, 115 = 261     
10) Brandon Troll Lodge -130, 115 = 245     
10) Evan Twigg-Smith -103, 142 = 245    
11) KJ Nakeneula -127,115 = 242      
12) Miles Luedtke – 124, 115 = 239       
12) Bronson Sterling -124, 115 = 239     
13) Shawn Ulsh – 121, 115 = 236    
14) Ben Field- 115, 115 = 230      
15) Josh Staskow -94, 115 = 209      
15) Caleb Manibog -94, 115 = 209     
16) Eric Sato – 165= 165      
17) Brian McQuot – 155 = 155     
18) Kaimana Pinto -150 = 150     
19) Tommy/Cookie -142 = 142   
20) Jared Banaga -118 = 118     
21) Brody Santiago – 115 = 115   
21) Brandon ??? – 115 = 115   
22) Lance Miller -112 = 112      
23) Toa Nanpei -109 =109      
24) Michael Magnussen -106 = 106 
25) Pono Costa -100 = 100     
26) Jase Kawasugi -97 =97   
27) Andrew Hanson -94 = 94   
27) JP Kaloi -94 = 94     
27) Brandon Kobayashi -94 = 94       
27) JB -94 = 94     
27) JT-94 = 94     
27) Khazen Belmonte – 94 = 94     
27) Andrew ? – 94 = 94    
27) Zack Espinoza – 94 = 94       
27) Cory Taum – 94 = 94       
27) Andrew Joyce -94  = 94      

HWOS Points System

1 ) 185 - 95%
2 ) 170 - 87%
3 ) 165 - 85%
4 ) 160 - 82%
5 ) 155 - 79%
6 ) 150 - 77%
7 ) 146 - 75%
8 ) 142 - 73%
9 ) 138 - 71%
10 ) 134 - 69%
11 ) 130 - 67%
12 ) 127 - 65%
13 ) 124 - 64%
14 ) 121 - 62%
15 ) 118 - 61%
16 ) 115 - 59%
17 ) 112 - 57%
18 ) 109 - 56%
19 ) 106 - 54%
20 ) 103 - 53%
21 ) 100 - 51%
22 ) 97 - 50%
23 ) 94 - 48%
24 ) 91 - 47%
25 ) 88 - 45%
26 ) 85 - 44%
27 ) 82 - 42%
28 ) 79 - 41%
29 ) 76 - 39%
30 ) 73 - 38%
31 ) 70 - 36%
32 ) 67 - 35%
33 ) 64 - 33%
34 ) 61 - 32%
35 ) 58 - 30%
36 ) 55 - 28%
37 ) 52 - 27%
38 ) 49 - 25%
39 ) 46 - 24%
40 ) 43 - 22%
41 ) 40 - 21%
42 ) 37 - 19%
43 ) 34 - 18%

*If final place is not determined, racers are given a averaged score depending on the round the were eliminated in.

If there are any issues with the points feel free to email StokedSkaters@aol.com

The Scorcher 2. Hawaii's Gnarliest Race! *Write Up, Photos, and Video*

The Scorcher 2 Invitational, “ Hawaii’s Gnarliest Race” was the second event of the Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series and it had no problem living up to its reputation. Over 20 racers from several Hawaiian Islands came together on October 15. Meeting on the island of Oahu at the Scorcher…every one of them prepared to shred, or get shredded.
The Scorcher is a fairly short, steep road with 4 back to back hairpins, completely closed to cars. To top it off it has some of the worst pavement you could possibly ride. Cracks, holes, grass, gravel, glass, metal, w concave... straight epicalness. Sadly this year the first right hand corner was closed off, so we just built a start ramp instead. But it wasn’t all danger, thanks to Ben Field, we had peat moss bales on the fastest corner to make crashes a little more comfy.
After setting up heats and having a quick riders meeting the skating began. Riders were given some time to get used to the hill and the crashes started instantly. Some skaters started half way and worked their way to the top while course vets rushed. No matter what the approach was, finding the right line was definitely a challenge.
Everyone got comfortable, and we were getting ready to start round 1, when we noticed a few friendly officers from the Honolulu Police Department sitting at the bottom of the road. We took a few minutes and waited to see if they would come up the road for a talk, but they continued to sit there. So we went on and started round 1 of the race.
            Due to the conditions of the roads, the heats in round 1 were all head to head. This event was an invitational, so there were nothing but rippers paired up which made for some intense racing.
            In most heats riders stayed close off of the ramp and into the first left which required no drift this year. Next riders hit the steep straight away, filled with deep pot holes leading into the next right hairpin. This is where it showed who really wanted it. Some skaters took it easy throwing in a few carves or a foot break, and some would charge hard. There were TONS of critical moves being made in this round, some even resulting in heavy crashes.
            After about 10 heats of heaviness, 10 skaters made it into the next round. Now we were also informed that the Police decided to leave and let us have our race?!?
The second round went a lot like the last... Head to head heats, riders taking spills and some thrilling passes going down.
            Surviving the second round, making onto the next round was Ethan Lau, Brian McOuat from the Big Island, Mason Valenzuela, Eric Sato and Keola Chu. Since now we have an odd amount of racers, they chose to do a two man heat, and make the other a three man. To make things a little more even the top two riders would make it out of the three man heat.
            In the two man heat Ethan and Brian got paired up. Ethan got ahead from the start and kept a clean line like he had been all day… resulting in a win.  Our first three man heat of the day decided not to start with the ramp, but with a one push instead. Coming around the first corner into the straight it was Mason in front, followed by Keola then Eric. The drifts into the right were clean and on point. Mason still in front and Keola and Eric now side by side. As they are in the straight leading into the next turn Eric decides do go for a push to try to get ahead before the next turn, but looses balance and stumbles.
            Mason and Keola continued into the last corner while Eric jumped back onto his board to finish the race course. From the crowds point of view it looked like it was set for the finals. But when the heat came back up we were informed that Mason had fell in the last left of the course allowing Eric to pass him! The 3 man heat proved to be gnarr!
            The final three riders in The Scorcher is now Ethan, Eric and Keola. The racers were given the option to run a round robin style race, or another 3 man heat. None of the racers hesitated to run another 3 man.
            For the start racers used the odds man safe/ rock, paper, scissors method to determine start position. Keola ended up on the inside, Ethan in the middle and Eric on the outside. They started with a one push start Ethan pulling out in front, closely followed by Keola then Eric. Racers stayed close in the first left then started to spred out in the straight. Coming into the right riders were flying. Ethan decided to throw in a quick footbreak before his drift forcing the following riders to drift a little early. Once the three of them were sideways they were as tight as a heat could be on this course! All riders made it out of the turn clean, going into the final left with lots of speed. Approaching the finish racers were tight, but holding his lead was Ethan. Right behind him was Keola then Eric.
            Shortly after the final we ran the consi’s where Brian and Mason raced tight with several passes. Mason would be the victor, making him 4th and Brian 5th.
            Everyone cleaned up the course then headed down the street where the awards would be. The sponsors really hooked it up for this event treating riders with over $1000 of total prize giveaways! Boards, wheels, trucks, bushings, clothing, and everything else a scorched skater could dream of.
            All in all event 2 of the Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series was a huge success! Thanks to all of the racers for coming out. Also a HUGE mahalo to the companies who supported the event to help make it possible. We will see everyone at the next event, The Night Owl Time Trial Of Lust on November 12. Check WheelTurnerHawaii.com for details. CheeHoo.
           
The Scorcher 2
1st Ethan Lau $150
2nd Keola Chu $100
3rd Eric Sato $80
4th Mason Valenzuela $50
5th Brian McOuat $30

10.16.2011

2nd Annual Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series

2nd Annual Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series
ALOHA,
            This year will be the second year we are having the Winter Outlaw Series and it’s going to be awesome! Hawaii’s favorite six month / six race series is back with a blast. We have been searching hard to figure out the sickest, safest race courses we can. Some will be your same favorites, and we have some new ones… including a Maui event. Which I’m sure everyone is amped about.
            Even though we are only one year deep as a series, for some of these events this will be the fourth year running strong. The series will be very similar to last years, it will include several types of terrain. People who skate everything will shine!
            There will be six races, one a month from September through Feburary, with one double event. Riders will be awarded points… along with some bonus gear… and at the end of the season the riders with the most points get goods n’ green thanks to our sponsors!
            Since last years series the scene and skill level has grown tremendously! We want to keep this great skate community we have going by rolling with control. There will be a skate session/ BBQ before the start of the series and we ask all skaters who want to participate in the series come out. Here some of the new riders will get to meet everyone, and riders will get to practice safe racing techniques before jumping into the races. All participants will be required to fill out the waiver form that will be available before racing any of the races. Helmets and gloves are REQUIRED to race. Pads and leathers are encouraged.
            This year we have a early registration special available. Reserve a spot by emailing StokedSkaters@aol.com or signing up on WheelTurnerHawaii.com and pay your full series entry of $90 by September 17. By doing this you will save $10 on entry fees and get a series schwag bag… you will be stoked! If you choose not to do this, please have your name registered ( no payment needed to register name, pay day of event ) for each race three days before the event or it will be a $5 late fee on top of the entry fee.
            September is coming quick, so get ready to do some fun skateboarding. More information on each race will be released closer to the event day, so keep checking back. We hope everyone will come out and try to make it to a few races… if not the complete series. Get those early registrations in once it gets close to the first race. If you have any questions, sponsorship info, imput or anything else email StokedSkaters@aol.com


REMEMBER- This is an outlaw... it is more of a session with prizes then a race. We want to be ninjas not pirates!


 Roll Safe.




Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series

Event 1 – September 24, 2011. Sat. The Ridge Rusher. $15.  DONE
Event 2 - October 15, 2011. Sat. 2nd Annual Scorcher Invitational. $20.   DONE
Event 3 – November 12, 2011. Sat. Night Owls Time Trials of Lust. $10.
*NEW DATE*Event 4 – December 20 - 21, 2011. Tues,Wed. The Maui Challenge. $ 15. $ 10 Slopestyle  x2 Points
*Subject to change* Event 5 – January 7, 2012. Sat. Death Slalom $ 10
Event 6 – February 11 – 12, 2012. Sat, Sun. Festival Of Sugar and Love 4. $20.

Total $ amount - $100.
Early registration - $ 90 Includes series schwag bag.






10.15.2011

The Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series Event 2 THE SCORCHER was HEAVY.


The Scorcher 2 went off today and lived up to it's rep. as Hawaii's gnarliest race.
Full results, photos, ranking, video and write up to come soon!

1st Ethan Lau
2nd Keola Chu
3rd Eric Sato

10.14.2011

Prizes are Packed for The Scorcher 2. TOMORROW


Tomorrow is the Hawaii Winter Outlaw Seires Event 2... THE SCORCHER 2. The prizes are packed, ramp is made, racers are getting ready. TOMORROW THE SCORCHER 2 IS ON... RAIN OR SHINE! 


BE THERE.

THE SCORCHER 2 is TOMORROW!



The Scorcher2 invitational will be the second event of the 2011-2012 Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series. This head to head race will take place on Saturday, October 15 @ The Scorcher. 
The Scorcher is known for its steep, back to back hairpins with rough, cracked pavement. Last year's event showed how gnar the course conditions are while going fast, but it also showcased some of the most intense racing Hawaii has seen. 
This event is an INVITATIONAL. Racer's and their personal guests are allowed only. We need to keep it this way to ensure the safety of the racers and spectators. The one on one race bracket also takes some time to run and we want to make sure we race for full placing. The TOP 16 racers from event 1 are automatically invited, and i will contact the rest of the invitees.  
EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO RACE please send your name to stokedskaters@aol.com by the 12th. 
If you have any other questions or are a visitor who wants to race, feel free to email me. 
See everyone at The Scorcher2. 


THE SCORCHER 2
Saturday October 15
10am Meet up @ Nimitz Wendys ( Next to the Harley Davidson )
Roll out to the hill @ 10:30 sharp.
$20 Entry fee.
Helmet and Gloves Required. 
All racers must sign the waiver form. 

Invite List

Nikko Kamanuwai
 Ethan Lau
Kenny Bergstrom
Mackenzie Yoshida
 Rhys Morishima 
Kaimana Pinto 
Maika McWayne
Tommy/Cookie
 Mason Valenzuela 
Jeffery Khau 
 Brandon Troll Lodge 
 KJ Nakeneula 
Miles Ludtke
Bronson Sterling 
Shawn Ulsh
Keola Chu 
Jared Banaga 
Ben Field
Darryl Freeman
Pono Ashlock
Brody Santiago 
Andrew Davis

Eric Sato

IF ANYONE ON THE INVITE LIST KNOWS THEY WILL NOT BE RACING LET ME KNOW ASAP SO WE CAN FILL YOUR SPOT. 

10.13.2011

HWOS 2. The Scorcher on Loaded


HWOS 2. The Scorcher Waiver Form

EVERYONE UNDER 18 WHO WANTS TO RACE THE SCORCHER NEEDS TO GET THIS FILLED OUT. PLEASE BRING IT WITH YOU THIS SATURDAY


Name of activity or event – Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series Event 2
Date of activity or event – Oct. 15, 2o11
I _____________ hereby waive The Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series its officers, employees and sponsors from any liability of injury, loss or damage to personal property associated with activities participated in this event. I acknowledge that I understand the content of this document. I am aware that it is legally binding and I sign it out of my own free will.
Participant Name ______________ Participant Age ___
Participant signature ___________   Date ________
For participants under 18 years
Participant Name ____________________
Participant Age __________________
Parent/Guardian Name ________________
Parent/Guardian signature _____________
Date _________________

10.05.2011

The Hawaii Winter Outlaw Seires Event 2 - The Scorcher2 Invitational.


The Scorcher2 invitational will be the second event of the 2011-2012 Hawaii Winter Outlaw Series. This head to head race will take place on Saturday, October 15 @ The Scorcher. 
The Scorcher is known for its steep, back to back hairpins with rough, cracked pavement. Last year's event showed how gnar the course conditions are while going fast, but it also showcased some of the most intense racing Hawaii has seen. 
This event is an INVITATIONAL. Racer's and their personal guests are allowed only. We need to keep it this way to ensure the safety of the racers and spectators. The one on one race bracket also takes some time to run and we want to make sure we race for full placing. The TOP 16 racers from event 1 are automatically invited, and i will contact the rest of the invitees.  
EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO RACE please send your name to stokedskaters@aol.com by the 12th. 
If you have any other questions or are a visitor who wants to race, feel free to email me. 
See everyone at The Scorcher2. 


THE SCORCHER 2
Saturday October 15
10am Meet up @ Nimitz Wendys ( Next to the Harley Davidson )
Roll out to the hill @ 10:30 sharp.
$20 Entry fee.
Helmet and Gloves Required. 
All racers must sign the waiver form. 

Invite List

Nikko Kamanuwai
 Ethan Lau
Kenny Bergstrom
Mackenzie Yoshida
 Rhys Morishima 
Kaimana Pinto 
Maika McWayne
Tommy/Cookie
 Mason Valenzuela 
Jeffery Khau 
 Brandon Troll Lodge 
 KJ Nakeneula 
Miles Ludtke
Bronson Sterling 
Shawn Ulsh
Keola Chu 
Jared Banaga 
Ben Field
Darryl Freeman
Pono Ashlock
Brody Santiago 
Andrew Davis
IF ANYONE ON THE INVITE LIST KNOWS THEY WILL NOT BE RACING LET ME KNOW ASAP SO WE CAN FILL YOUR SPOT.