Professional Skateboarder and Encinitas, California resident Buckey Lasek visited K1 Speed in Irvine California this week to take on the two best indoor kart racing layouts in the OC. Buckey is not just a pro skateboarder, he is an avid automotive enthusiast as well, as over the years he has tuned and modified many European cars to suit his own personality, along with raced in many celebrity race events including a recent Dodge Viper Cup race.
His skateboarding career began in 1987 where after entering many amateur events he was noticed by Powell Peralta talent scouts which got him into his first video in 1988 call Public Domain. Turning pro in 1990 vert skating began to take a downfall in popularity and his career waned. ESPN brought a new level of competition to professional action sports with the X-Games in the mid 90′s giving Buckey’s career a comeback along with many others.
Buckey’s career has been in overdrive winning multiple X-Games medals over the years – 6 of which are gold, and has scored the highest points in X-Games Skateboarding Vert History with a 98.50. He has also won multiple titles including The Vans Tripple Crown, Gravity Games titles. The Slam City Jam title, and he is currently in contention for another Dew Tour Title. Buckey also has one of the most unique backyard concrete bowls, that was completed with the backing of his sponsors and the design team from California Skateparks, which he holds his yearly Buckeys Backyard Bash where he opens up his home to the skating community and invites other professionals for an afternoon jam session. Buckey calls it “Heaven.”
Check out this video of Buckey Lasek’s Labor Day BBQ Jam session
You can see Buckey Lasek racing in the Dodge Viper ACR-X Cup Race here