UPDATE: 8:00 PM Russell Stevenson wins, Zach McDonald takes second, with Craig Richey in third. Russell takes the cash prize, the Raleigh RXC Pro bikes, travel money and contract.

UPDATE: 7:25 PM Craig Richey ( and Russell Stevenson (DBR) leading, Zach McDonald (Rapha Focus) is back by 15 seconds. JT Fountain ( won the singlespeed race, with Craig Etheridge in second.

UPDATE: Kathy Sherwin (NoTubes Elite Women’s Team) finishes first in the women’s race, followed by Kari Studley (Redline). However, it seems that both riders will not be taking advantage of the contract offered, and it will instead go to Jenny Gaertner (Riverstone CDA).

Raleigh’s Midsummer Night’s Cyclocross Race, put on by MFG Cyclocross, has brought out some big names in cyclocross for both the men’s and women’s races.  With names like Steve Fisher, Zach McDonald, Chris Sheppard, the Fountain brothers, Kristi Berg, Kathy Sherwin, Kari Studley, and CXM helpers Jo Markham and Laura Winberry, there’s sure to be some fast, high-stakes racing out on the Suncadia resort course. See our course preview video here.

Stay tuned for a full race report.

Elite Men (with & without contract)
Chad Berg Cycle University
Nick Berry Mighty Riders
Craig Dillon Team Stanley
Chris Ellis Cycling Northwest
Craig Etheridge
Steve Fisher
John-Christian Flack Olympia Orthopaedic Associates
Jt Fountain p/b Blue Competition Cycles
Louie Fountain
Todd Gallaher United Finance
Gabriel Grant Second Ascent
Carl Hulit Recycled Cycles
Mark Knokey Vertical Earth
Zach McDonald Rapha-Focus
Kyle McGilvray Old Town Bicycle
Todd Morse Tucker Bicycle Centres/Collision 1
Kevin Noiles sportique
Michael Pease Ellensburg Spandex Mafia
Benji Perin Second Ascent
Bob Presta MBW Racing
Doug Reid Second Ascent
Craig Richey
John Scarafiotti Arlberg Sports
Chris Sheppard Rocky Mountain/Shimano
Daniel Studley Mafia Racing/Felt/PBR
Jason Williams Team stanley
Alex Wilson Recycled Cycles Racing
Brennan Wodtli
Elite Women (with & without contract)
Kristi Berg Cycle University
Marsa Daniel Team Group Health
Anna Dingman GAS/Intrinsik Cycling Team
Jenni Gaertner Riverstone CDA
Melanie Lewis Blue Rooster/SMC/Avanti Racing
Kristin Jo Markham
Courtenay McFadden Cycling Northwest
Jadine Riley Team Group Health
Julie Robertson Zivin HagensBerman
Kathy Sherwin NoTubes Elite Women’s Team
Lee Smith Team Group Health
Kari Studley Redline
Laura Winberry Elite Endurance
Elite Women (with & without contract) Entries: 13