McDermid, Skerritt lead PDX STX

Jul 26, 2011 by

The Portland MTB Short Track Series concludes Monday, Aug. 1, on the infield at PIR. ┬ęPat Malach/FILE PHOTO

PORTLAND — Shannon Skerritt (Corsa Concepts) added to his perfect score Monday night at the eight-week Portland MTB Short Track Series with just one week remaining. Skerritt has gone undefeated this season on the course around PIR’s infield and added a week #7 win in front of Josh Kelly and teammate Aaron Tuckerman.

The women’s overall race is quite a bit closer, with Brooke McDermid ( battling Christy Love (Team S&M) for the overall title. McDermid took the win in front of Love this week, giving her a slim one point series lead over the Team S&M rider with just one race remaining. The series is based on the best seven of eight races, and McDermid has already missed a race while Love has had prefect attendance and scored points each week, which means McDermid’s one-point margin is actually larger than it appears.

The 2011 Portland MTB Short Track Series concludes Monday, Aug. 1. Short Track racers will also have a chance to tune their legs Saturday at the Westview OBRA MTB Short Tack Championships on Portland’s west side.

Portland MTB Short Track Series #7
July 25

Pro Men
1. Skerritt, Shannon (Corsa Concepts Cycling Team) 7
2. Kelley, Josh 7
3. Tuckerman, Aaron (Corsa Concepts Cycling Team) 7
4. Carwile, Steve 7
5. McDonald, Will 7

Pro Women
1. McDermid, Brooke ( 6
2. Love, Christy (Team S&M) 6
3. Lauren, Catlin (Fairax) 6
4. McNair, Abra (Showers Pass) 6
5. Grandjean, Susan (Showers Pass) 6

Singlespeed Men
1. Santos, Joe (Bridgetown Velo) 4
2. Seeds, Darrin (Yakima Bike Vigilantes) 4
3. Weaver, Ryan (River City Bicycles) 4
4. Johnson, Nat (Green Submarine Records) 4
5. Barton, Mat (Staccato Gelato) 4

Singlespeed Men
1. Hotovy, Laurie (Team S&M) 3
2. Sherman, Susan (Showers Pass) 3
3. Belair, Lisa (Team S&M) 3
4. Kramer, Julie 3
5. Postera, Shawn 3

Complete OBRA results are HERE.

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