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June 13, 2019

Racers to hit speeds of 70-80 mph on East Mountain Road

Racers to hit speeds of 70-80 mph on East Mountain Road

By Polly Mikula

KILLINGTON—The speed limit on East Mountain Road in Killington is 25 mph on the lower section and 35 mph on the upper section, due to steep, winding, blind corners. But this Sunday professional skateboard and luge racers will cruise down the road at speeds two to three times faster than those limits.

The East Mountain Road course is considered the fastest downhill racetrack for skateboard and luge racers. Because of that notoriety, the event attracts competitors from throughout North America as well as Spain, France, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and Germany.

The annual International Downhill Federation World Cup (formerly the Downhill Throwdown) event will be held, June 14-16. Spectators are encouraged to come watch the races Sunday.

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