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IDF World Cup tour returns to Killington 

High-speed showdown

Staff report

Sept. 21-23—KILLINGTON—Skateboard and luge racers will bring top talent to the region for the Killington IDF World Cup, Friday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 23.

The track down East Mountain Road in Killington is the fastest race course in the world with speeds reaching upwards of 70 mph on skateboard and 83 mph on luge. It draws the best and fastest riders from around the world for an all-out,  adrenaline-fueled gravity brawl.

This is North America’s only 2018 World Cup and the conclusion of the three-event NorAm IDF Racing Continental Championship.

Spectator access is free.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, Sept. 21 is an all-day IDF practice day, with free riding. Leathers are optional.

Saturday, Sept. 22 will see morning and afternoon free ride sessions. Leathers are required. IDF timed qualifying trials will be held. There will be a party on Saturday night at The Darkside on Killington Road with a mini ramp jam, music and a cookout.

Sunday, Sept. 23, is race day for IDF racers only. There will be a free spectator shuttle from the Skyeship parking lot to the spectator zone where there will be music, an event emcee, as well as food and drinks for sale. Bring a folding chair, if you want a nice place to sit.

This race will affect road traffic on East Mountain Road for portions of the weekend.

Submitted A map of the IDF World Cup course shows the start and finish on East Mountain Road.
A map of the IDF World Cup course shows the start and finish on East Mountain Road.

Traffic exiting to an address within the span of the race course will be permitted access but should not proceed until authorized.

There will be event staff wearing bright orange with two-way radios at all major intersections. Accompanied by physical barriers, highly visible signs will be posted at the end of each side road, including Bear Mountain Road.

Cars will be allowed road access between each heat.

Lodging for racers will be available at the Vale lots at Killington Resort (not at the former Pasta Pot on Route 4 as in past years.)

Volunteers are still needed, (anyone that needs to fulfill hours through the Killington Pico Area Association) and can sign up at https://bit.ly/KWC18volunteer. For more info and to register, visit https://bit.ly/KWC18reg.

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