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Chumba Racing Capital Cup - NE

Maryland, USA, June 6-7, 2009

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Race 1 - June 6: Dual Slalom

Gravity East's new dual slalom series made its debut on a massive bermed Y-track that hosts mountain bikes in the summer and snowboards in the winter.

Following the early morning qualifiers, the brackets were set for the evening eliminations. The final round featured Neko Mulally (Specialized Team America) against three-time winner of the event Jason Beckley (Marin Bikes - Mad March Racing) in the last-man-standing, take-no-prisoners, side-by-side battle in front of a raucous crowd.

The final was back-and-forth until the final hip jump just yards before the finish line. With both racers entering the hip together, Mulally took control of the inside. Beckly continued to charge, but ran out of real estate as he caught the fencing and crashed spectacularly giving Neko the first elite win of the inaugural dual slalom.


Elite men

1 Neko Mulally (Specialized/Team America)             
2 Jason Beckley (MMR/ Marin/ Nema)                    
3 Geritt Begtagh (Moorwood Bikes)                     
4 Ben Hulse (Sycamore Cycles)                         
5 Trevyn Newpher (Snowshoe/ Kona)                     
5 Tyler Wilson (X-Fusion)                             
5 Zach Faulkner (Drummer Racing/ Liquid lightning)    

Elite women

1 Lauren Daney (Inspired Atheletes)                   
2 Hillary Elgert (Racer's Edge, Inc.)                 

Junior expert

1 Doug Widdows (Racer's Edge, Inc.)                   
2 Ryan McGiboney (Monster/ 661)                       

Senior expert

1 Phillip Noto                                        
2 Kevin Liebig (Racer's Edge, Inc.)                   
3 Tom Schueler (Chumba/ Racer's Edge, Inc.)           
4 Clay Patterson (Inspired Atheletes)                 
5 Billy Sody (Racer's Edge, Inc.)                     
5 Bobby Ward (Cutters Bike Shop)                      
5 Phil Cook (Chumba/ Racer's Edge, Inc.)              
5 Mike Monger (Race Pace Bicycles)                    
9 Andrew Farrell (MMR/ Nema)                          
9 Neal Demaio (661/ Azonic/ SDG)                      
9 Patricio Mercado (Chevy Chase Florist)              
9 Rob Valasquez (A-1 Cycling)                         
9 Michael Fields (Race Pace Bicycles)                 
9 Eric Barger (Chumba/ Racer's Edge, Inc.)            
9 Lane Boertman                                       

Junior B/S

1 Ray Syron (Sinister/ United Freeride)               
2 Malachi Artice (Frostburg Adventure Sports)         
3 Jimmy Leslie (661/ Sunline)                         
4 Joe Fields                                          

Senior B/S

1 Max Anthoney (Race Pace Bicycles)                   
2 Adam Cain (In and Out Burger)                       
3 Doug Tate (Team Chainsmoke)                         
4 Jonathan Zerbe (WVU)                                
5 Bob Ozgar (Chumba/ Racer's Edge, Inc.)              
5 Chris Stratmann (Navy)                              
5 George Berger                                       
5 Scott Dillard                                       
9 Dieter Ward (MMR/ Marin/ Nema)                      
9 Michael Dart (Team Chainsmoke)                      
9 Thomas Valasquez                                    
9 Chris Tenley