Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Skerritt keeps short track streak going; Butler returns to triumph

Shannon Skerritt continued his unbeaten streak Monday in the Pro Men's race of the 2009 Portland Mountain Bike Short Track Series. As in the earlier series races, the Vanilla Bicycles racer rode away from the field on the first lap and only looked back occasionally to check his steadily growing gap.

Doug Wilmes (Portland Bicycle Studio) and Davy Yeater (River City Bicycles) battled for the last two podium spots, with Wilmes grabbing second ahead of Yeater and Joel Armstrong (River City Bicycles).

In the Pro/1 Women's race, Sue Butler (Monavie-Cannondale), who won the June 22 series opener, returned from mountain bike races in Alabama and Canada to reclaim the top spot, winning the fourth race of the seven-race series by a comfortable margin. Alice Pennington (Veloforma/ZYM), who won last week's race, crossed the line for second. Christy love was third, and Megan Chinburg finished fourth.

Singlespeeds saw Signal Cycles' Pete Zlatnik take the win in front of John McCaffrey (Bicycleattorney.com) and Jake Furniss (Revolver Cascadia).

Portland Mountain Bike Short Track Series
July 13, Portland International Raceway

1. Zlatnik, Pete (Signal Cycles) 7
2. McCaffrey, John (Bicycleattorney.com) 7
3. Furniss, Jacob (Revolver Cascadia) 7
4. Bravard, John (Cyclepath Racing 7
5. Weaver, Ryan (River City Bicycles) 7

Pro/Cat 1 Women
1. Butler, Sue (Monavie/Cannondale) 7
2. Pennington, Alice (Veloforma/Zym) 7
3. Love, Christy
4. Chinburg, Megan
5. Grandjean, Susan (Showers Pass) 7

Pro Men
1. Skerritt, Shannon (Vanilla Bicycles) 8
2. Wilmes, Doug (Portland Bicycle Studio) 8
3. Yeater,Davy (River City Bicycles) 8
4. Armstrong, Joel (River City Bicycles) 8
5. McCaffrey, John (bicycleattorney.com) 8

Complete OBRA results are HERE.