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2014 8 Hours of Labor - San Felasco Trails - Alachua, FL 8-31-14. Ablsolutely perfect conditions as long as you don't mind heat and humidity that is! Ok yes it was hot and humid (it is August in Florida by the way) but it didn't rain and the trail was in great condtion thanks to the Friends of San Felasco CSO Club who not only build and maintian the trails but work the event and make things smooth. New this year was a fast single track and double track section that added a new feel to the course near the end of the 8.7 mile lap which seemed to be popular with the riders, many thanks again to club members Martin Cox and Kevin Mayer for the layout. The days racing started off with an 8 minutes of Labor kids race and then the mass Lemans style running start hit the fields at just a little after 9am. As always the racing was close in many of the classes, in the 4 hour single speed class it was Mike Unkelsbay taking a strong. The two person team classes was won by Martin Cox and Brent Hall, while the Co-Ed class winners were Amy Horstmeyer and Ben Talbot. In the Three person class, Ryan Woodall, Darrin Dewey and Blake Idziak. The solo class winners were Kyle Fedler (men's amatuer), Holly Horner (women) and Shawn Smith (men open money), for Shawn and Holly it was a repeat of last years wins. Congratulations to all the racers and a special thanks to all of the sponsors that helped make this happen.
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2014 Specialized Bicycles South Eastern Regional Championship series #10 / Fontana Dam Jam - Fontana, NC 8-2&3-14. Despite the weather predictions it was a great weekend of racing at this years Fontana Dam Jam / SERC final. The forecasted rains only fell briefly early on Saturday morning which made the Super D race at noon a little on the sketchy side for much of the event but eventually the trail shaped up and in fact the old course record of 3 minutes 27 seconds was shattered during the race with five racers breaking that mark and the new record now stands at an incredable 3:14 set by former motocross pro Ezra Lusk of Georgia. Later that night the wheels began to spin again for the annual night short track and this years finals were some of the closest in recent history, ultimately it was Luke Vrowenvelder taking a close win over Thomas Turner and Jennifer Nielson winning the women's event. Luke Vrowenvelder would back up that impressive performance the next day with a win in the Cross Country while Sarah Hill took the win and the championship in the women's expert class. There were many close points races to watch with many championships decided by one or two points on Sunday, one of which was the battle for the pro men's title as Robert Marion barely edged out Thomas Turner (last years champ). Many thanks to the volunteers and to Fontana Village management for again making the event a success. The $50 Quibble Fast Lap award went to Chris St Peter in the 50+ cat 1 class and the Torque Group $50 fast lap went to the Junior 15-18 group with Marco Newman taking home the stash. Following the events the SERC banquet was held at the main hall at the village as thousands of dollars of prizes and cash was handed out to the top riders in the series, there were also numerous Super-Sport clothing door prizes and also a Rock Shox fork set won by Ezra Lusk and two American Classic wheel sets won by David Marbut and Jason Swain, many thanks to all of the sponsors especially Specialized bicycles our title sponsor. Special awards were also given to Mark Gillam (sportsmanship), Carter Anderson (most improved rider) and Bryce Kovi (most improved Junior rider), congrats to all!
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