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Vinny Silva logs another lap at Markham

2016 Specialized Florida State Championship series #6 / Coconut cup #1 - 11-6-16 - Markham Park Trails - Sunrise, Fl

A super weekend for racing in South Florida, the mild temperatures and of course just enough rain to pack the trails in plus a ton of competitors made it so.  This also marked the first time this season that the two series came together on the same weekend and the next time will be Alva later this month. The Markham park trail crew always does a great job with the preparation of course and the layout and this event was no exception as they creatively combined a number of different trails to end up with a 6.8 mile challenging loop.  Even the kids course is unique at this park as it has a lot of distance and variety.  About 85 racers lined up on Saturday for the Coconut cup short track bonus and it was Bob McCarty taking a close win over Bala Alamedia in the yellow wave group while Andrew Slocombe won in the white wave heat. 

This course is one of the most demanding and technial on the circuit and it was no suprise that racers that ride the Markham course a lot did very well.  Bob McCarty pulled away early in the race to take another win and now holds a commanding lead in the Men's Elite points standings.  Carolyn Maddox was back on top of the standings as well as she won the Women's expert class.

The Protano Law Holeshot $50 award went to Bala Alamedia.

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