Known across the skate kingdom for its grandiose views, equivalently grand sweeping turns and, apparently, a mine museum, the Britannia Classic presented by Hawgs Wheels is at the top of the “races to attend” list for the majority downhill skateboard racing aficionados. Heading the recap effort(s) is none other than Hawgs homefry and media wizard Dave Leslie who — as we have just seen (or will soon see) — can do some pretty nice stuff with his camera. This is where I would continue to describe the 2013 race in great detail and, perhaps, make some jokes about how our Canadian-brethren say some stuff and things, but unfortunately I was unable to attend this year’s event (though last year’s recap was quite tasty). It would be most beneficial to all to allow the official event video press release do the talking:
This past weekend was the 2013 Britannia Classic presented by Hawgs Wheels. This course is a favorite of many – the big drifty corners, beautiful scenery, and tight pack runs with friends leave little to be desired. Unkle Lee Cation and his crew of volunteers did an incredible job running this event, making sure everyone got as many runs in as possible. Despite some wet conditions Saturday for qualifying, the course was dry for the rest of the weekend, and all riders were ripping hard.
Landyachtz/Hawgs had a solid crew out, and had a strong presence on the podium! Little man Quinn Dubois walked away with 1st in Super Groms. Matt “Grizz” Kroetsch got 3rd in Masters. Elena Corrigall proves yet again that she is on top of her game this season with 1st place, followed by Katie Neilson in 2nd. Congratulations to Andrew Chapman on 2nd Place and Dillon Stephens for 5th in Open. All in all it was a successful weekend full of exciting racing. See ya next year Britannia!