As racers across the country move into the final legs of their seasons, the ever important series totals begin to take over a lot of minds.  Leading into some of the last races in the East, two series in the Mid-Atlantic are coming down to the wire…. MABRAcross Series

Heading into this weekend’s Urban Cross in Charlottesville, Virginia, the chase for the 2009 MABRAcross Elite Series Championships has come clearly into focus. The tightest race is in the Women’s division, where Lenore Pipes holds a scant 10 point lead over Jennifer Maxwell, with Elizabeth Harlow and Julie Kuliecza lurking within striking distance. The men’s race is nearly as tight as Joe Dombrowski has only a 13 point lead over first-year Elite Adam Driscoll, with Dave Weaver and Jared Nieters close behind. Of the leading four men and women, only Dombrowski, Maxwell and Kuliecza have missed a race as winning a MABRAcross season title has become a major season objective for an increasing number of competitors.

The newly updated MABRAcross series points update for every class can be seen at http://www.mabra. org/getall. php?cid=6&scid=69.

MAC Series

MAC Cyclocross has released its updated point standings following its most recent race in Fair Hill Maryland on November 7. Valentin Scherz and Mo Bruno-Roy lead the incredibly tight standings in the Elite Men’s and Women’s division. In the Elite Masters, Mike Yozell has what appears to be a comfortable lead, but he is the only one of the division’s leading racers to have a full seven scores under MAC’s the best 7-of-10 scoring system, making it likely that the MAC Elite Masters will tighten up considerably following the two days of the Whitmore’s Landscaping Super Cross Cup on November 21 and 22.

Full Points in all divisions can be found at

MAC Elite Men:

Name / Points:
Valentin Scherz 453
Adam Myerson 445
Wes Schempt 427
Greg Wittwer 390
Davide Frattini 390

MAC Elite Women:

Name / Points:
Mo Bruno-Roy 560
Laura Van Gilder 550
Dee Dee Winfield 540
Kristin Gavin 488
Arley Kemmerer 446

MAC Elite Masters:

Name / Points:
Mike Yozell 740
Matt Krause 464
Ralf Warmuth 427
Blair Saunders 395
Greg Ferguson 393