Stalk It™ is excited to announce the sponsorship of downhill racer, Samuel Ekman. Ekman is a Sweden native and started racing about two years ago. This is the first season he's determined to start winning some races. Stalk it™ is excited to see what this season brings to Samuel and the ones to come. Today (June 17th) is his golden birthday, as he turning 17! So Happy Birthday to you Samuel and congrats on getting second place at the Ravenhill 7.0 in Sweden!
Stalk It™ is excited to announce the sponsorship of Junior Surfer, Aloha Lopez. Lopez, is a 14 year old competitive surfer from the Hawaiian island of Maui. She loves the ocean and all water sports. Her home break in the winter is Honolua Bay on Maui and in the summer Playa Bonfil in Mexico. She started surfing when she was four years old and has been competing when she was ten years old. She competes on shortboards, longboards and stand up paddle boards. Last year, she competed in her first international contest in Puerto Escondido, Mexico where she place 2nd in the women's shortboard division. Her sponsors include Stalk It, Pakaloha Bikinis, Sol Raiz Organics and Local Boyz.
Aloha (Far Left) wins 1st Place at Legend of the Bay 2013, Girls 14 and Under
The first race of the IDF world cup series took place this past weekend in Bathurst, Australia. Myself along with all the other top riders showed up to compete and show who was the best after a winter of training and preparing to the season. The event began with a rider meeting explaining the rules and etiquette of racing, and the schedule for the weekend. That was followed by the first day of practice and qualifying.
My first qualifying run gave me the 2nd fastest time. The next day the top ten qualifiers would take another timed run in an event called the “top ten shootout.” The winner of that would be the rider with the fastest time. After all the riders had finished their runs, I was the rider with the fastest time and deemed the top ten shootout winner.
Race day. After a few hours of racing I found myself lined up in the semi-finals with Kyle Martin, Micah Green, and Kevin Reimer. My plan was to stick behind and draft but things didn’t work out and I crossed the line in 3rd. This dropped me into the consolation final where riders would compete for 5th-8th. I pushed out front and keep my lead to the finish. I walked away from the race with a 1st in the top ten shootout and a 5th in the race. After the race I went back to Sydney and explored the city before I got on my flight back home.
~ Alex Tongue
Stalk It™ sponsored NASCAR driver #23 Robert Richardson Jr. represented us in the Aarons 312 race this past weekend at the Talladega Superspeedway. Congrats to Robert and R3 Motorsports team for a top 20 finish. Thanks to all the sponsors and the hood participants! Here are few photos of moments from the weekend.