2009 VANS DOWNTOWN SHOWDOWN PRESENTED BY ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK COMING SEPTEMBER 26

Join Vans on Saturday, September 26 to see top pros and ams vie for their piece of $85,000, as the 5th Annual Vans Downtown Showdown invades Paramount Studios’ Back Lot.  With top skateboard companies and their riders submitting design ideas for one of four custom obstacles to be built against the Brooklyn brownstone movie set, the Vans Downtown Showdown is always one of the most unique contests of the year.

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Watch it on the web: Catch a live HD webcast of the entire event, powered by FUEL TV, at www.vans.com/downtownshowdown, Saturday, September 26 from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm.  FUEL TV will also be providing live cut-ins on the network throughout the contest to keep viewers up to date on all the action!

Watch & Win: Tune in to the live webcast for your chance to win prize packs from Vans and Rockstar Energy drink plus an Epiphone Les Paul Jr. guitar.

Who: The top teams in skateboarding including Girl, Flip, Blind, Creature, Black Label, Foundation, Toy Machine, SK8MAFIA and Zoo York

What: Each team will session four unique, custom-made obstacles in a round-robin format with awards going out for top team, best pro, top am and best performance by obstacle.

When: Saturday, September 26 at 5 pm (doors open at 4 pm)

Where: Paramount Studios Back Lot

Prize Purse: $85,000 in cash and prizes for individual and team winners

The Vans Downtown Showdown is made possible by the support of Rockstar EnergyDrink, FUEL TV,Mitsubishi Motors, Epiphone and SPoTlight Productions

More info on the 2009 Downtown Showdown including riders and obstacles coming soon!  www.vans.com/downtownshowdown