CA, March 2001
Darren Lott ©2001
PICTURES THANKS TO OFFICER
SHERM. Click HERE
to see his shots of other events.
The was the first
Buttboarding event for 2001 and was sanctioned by
IGSA as part of the World Cup Points Series.
It was announced as a
tentative event, and then cancelled. Frank
Waterhouse thought it was on and so bought
insurance, hay bales, and rented a transport truck.
Marcus felt bad over the confusion and volunteered
to help. So it was back on with less than 2 weeks
notice. However, the insurance didn't name the
County and so they didn't issue an official permit.
Hence, it was an "Outlaw Race" much like the old
days. But Frank's local connections said it would
be OK and when Law Enforcement came to check it
out, they went away happy.
Eli Smouse (above) typified the
Buttboard entries. Most people were there to pursue
the Regional Points in Street Luge, Gravity Bikes,
or Speedboarding. But racers entered Buttboarding
Cliff "Coleman Slide," Earle
"The Squirrel" Ross, and a few others practiced on
Saturday but didn't make the Sunday start grid. The
remaining seven racers were pretty serious
competition. Time prohibited 2 Qualifying runs, so
Marcus directly "Pea Picked" two interesting semi
Both Rogers Brothers, and Rob
Rhuman faced each other to see which two went to
the finals. Dave Rogers (left) ran AWAY with the
heat, distantly followed by EDI 2000 World Luge
Champion, Rob Rhuman.
Darren faced Chris Chaput, Eli
Smouse, and Pat Moody. Darren also ran away with
his heat, with Eli Smouse trailing off the very
back. The semi finalreal race was between Chris
Chaput (white) and Pat Moody (red& black). Pat
had a clear 2nd place, but went off course in the
final turn, allowing Chris the surpize transfer
slot. (Picture courtesy of Toxic
This left a final of Darren,
Dave, Rob and Chris.
The consolation round was
between Pat Moody, John Rogers and Eli
5th, 6th, and 7th place ended
about as predicted. Pat Moody (leading picture to
left) has a tight but victorious race with John
Rogers (trailing), with Eli taking 7th on a
Thebuttboard final was
determined by an excellent strategy. Chris Chaput
has one of the most amazing starts in racing.
However, his skills still hold him up in the first
Dave Rogers took advantage of
this knowledege, taking a seemingly unusual line
around Chris in the first turn. However, this put
Chris right in front of Darren who had to slow and
follow him through the turn before
When Darren had finally passed
Chris, Dave had a 20 yard lead, preventing an
eventual draft and pass from Darren. For the rest
of the course, Dave had a perfect run, and Darren
couldn't make up any ground.
Rob Rhuman sneaked past Chris in
the 2nd hairpin, and added some excitement by
scrubbing speed on the exit. Chris though he might
have a podium shot, but Rob proved to be the
Photo by Chris Chaput
It was all DAVE
day. Dave won Street Luge and followed up by
attaining the current #1 ranking in
Until the next event in 2001,
Dave Rogers appears unbeatable when it comes to
laying down on a skateboard!