Seattle

Public art and public skateparks are coming together in Seattle.
As part of Red Bull's new series Skate Space, pro skateboarder Torey Pudwill teamed up with the city of Seattle to create a permanent art sculpture that is fully skatable. This is more than a miniramp with some paintings on it. The goal of the project is to build something that is first and foremost a work of art. The fact that you can skate it is just a really awesome bonus. The first episode of the series shows Pudwill working with a team to select the artist who will design the piece, which will be located in Seattle's Jefferson Park.

Alive and Well skateshop in Seattle came through with a killer montage to accompany the tee and hoody collaboration they did with Thrasher. Enjoy the ripping, then check out their site for more details.

With a 61-point lead, Saito could put the championship out of reach this weekend.
The fifth round of the Formula Drift series takes place this weekend at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington. Located just outside of Seattle, the event will play a big role in determining the eventual 2013 Formula D champion. Daigo Saito has a commanding 61-point lead over Vaughn Gittin Jr., but Gittin won the event at Evergreen last year. A repeat victory by Gittin would keep the points race tight. But if Saito tops the podium he could all but seal up the 2013 title.