Mount Snow hosting next Gravity East Series on brand new "Trail 13"

Ortiz, Gubernat lead downhill standings with two events to go

In what has become a regular occurrence in the 2009 season, Gravity East downhillers will once again charge down a brand-new trail when they visit Mount Snow in Vermont on October 3-4. Dubbed "Trail 13", the new trail will add additional variety to the mountain's trail system.

"We've held off opening the trail until race weekend because we wanted to unveil it with the Gravity East," said Vinnie Lewis, Event and Public Relations Manager for the resort. "This will be our fourth downhill this year, and on the fourth different course."

Lewis added that bike set-ups for the new, mostly-wooded, course should be very similar to that used for previous downhills at Mount Snow. "It's the same surface, just a different flow down the mountain."

Following his wins at Vertical Earth Mountain Bike Park at Blue Mountain last weekend, Neko Mulally is closing in on a possible double championship. Though still trailing Alejandro Ortiz, Jason Memmelaar, Ben Hulse, and Jeff Cayley in the standings, Mulally moved up two positions with his win in Pennsylvania; and he has at least one more "no score" to drop from his final points tally than any of the competitors currently above him in the standings. In the dual slalom Standings, Mulallay has a comfortable lead over Brian Piper and Kyle Ebbett.

On the women's side, the downhill title chase is a virtual tie with the points gap between current points leader Stephanie Gubernat, Dawn Bourque and last week's winner Karen Eagan being so small as to be meaningless. With just two race weekends left, it looks like the chase for the women's title could come down to the final run by the final competitor. The women's dual slalom standings are even murkier, with Eagan and Bourque again in the mix, along with Lauren Daney and Kate Parhiala. With the unpredictable nature of dual slalom, coupled with the double points on tap at the final race at Plattekill, any of these four could be this year's "Queen of Dual".

The weekend will also include the a Gravity East dual slalom series event plus a non-series super D race.

The Gravity East Series final will occur next weekend, October 10-11 at Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, New York.

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Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Ortiz6093 pts
2Jason Memmelaar5465 
3Ben Hulse5197 
4Jeff Cayley5035 
5Neko Mulally4960 
6Erik Gosselin4863 
7Zach Faulkner4389 
8Ben Moody4005 
9Bj Treglia3556 
10Chris Higgerson3049 
11Tim Howland3008 
12Gavin Vaughan2998 
13Jason Beckley2914 
14Justin Gregory2889 
15Conor Rowan2810 
16Marvin Scanland2810 
17David Haas2792 
18Geritt Beytagh2352 
19Luke Snyder2255 
20Geoffrey Ulmer2193 
21Tyler Wilson2154 
22Patrick Noonan2148 
23Brian Yannuzzi2107 
24Dan Whitehead2101 
25Andrew Bressem2033 
26Jergen Beneke1650 
27Chris Heath1605 
28Sean Mcclendon1600 
29Trevyn Newpher1515 
30Dan Sim1501 
31Jonthan Gaber1500 
32Ethan Quehl1495 
33David Flynn1490 
34Lars Tribus1483 
35Tim Price1455 
36Kyle Sanger1452 
37Michael Thomas1441 
38Christopher Talotta1432 
39Kevin Green1416 
40Bert Boyce1408 
41Josh Misevcis1398 
42Avery Busch1392 
43Tom Bubier1385 
44Willem Cooper1381 
45Matty Komar1377 
46Justin Beers1361 
47Tim White1359 
48Paul Adams1358 
49Beniot Mioux815 
50Shaums March795 
51Adam Morse795 
52Szymon Kowalski780 
53George Ryan780 
54Heikki Hall765 
55Trevor Hallenbeck750 
56Dan Ferreira745 
57Yann Gauvin730 
58James Rennie726 
59Logan Binggeli726 
60John-Ryan Quick722 
61Pete Fougere722 
62Steve Avery722 
63Naish Ulmer722 
64John Leslie714 
65James Pattertson714 
66Jenny Jade710 
67Billy Melone710 
68Sam Mellen710 
69Chris Scannell702 
70Vincent Paliseno698 
71Daniel Hultgen698 
72Jon Gabon694 
73Paul Mcneil694 
74Vincent Tremblay694 
75James Jeannet687 
76Dave Trumpure681 
77Ken Walter678 
78Bryan Willis678 
79Brian Piper675 
80Sam Adams673 
81Taylor Rowlands669 
82Tom Kakamousias665 
Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stephanie Gubernat5620 pts
2Dawn Bourque5090 
3Karen Eagan4930 
4Hillary Elgert3225 
5Alexis Wruble2370 
6Gandolf Rae2038 
7Allegra Burch1635 
8Lauren Petersen795 
9Alexandra Lacroix795 
9Jennifer Wolf780 
9Ellen Adams765 
10Alicia Jakomait750 

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