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Dear BMR sponsors,

We are at a point in the season when it's time to pull out all the stops. Southern California jumped the gun by having their District Cross Championships ahead of NorCal's, and Blackmarket Racing delivered the goods with resounding victories for Trina and Edwin, in the Master Women's and Men's 45+Elite events, respectively. Trina, characteristically throwing caution to the wind, lined up later the same day to test her metal against the Elite women, and captured a solid 5th.

The wins didn't stop there. New BMR recruit Mark Abele sent a message of his own at the historically brutal McLaren Park race, as part of the Bay Area Super Prestige series. This was by far, the most punishing course of the season thus far, with many crashes and broken equipment. Mark used his skills and steely concentration to distance himself early in the Men's 45+ Elite race, and never looked back, taking a commanding victory.

The first event of the new(er) Peak Season CX series was also very kind to BMR. Both myself and Janel secured solid victories against small, but talented fields in both men's and women's Master 35+ Elite races. The Peak weekend also marked the return of Bruce to the fray, having put out all the fires in Southern California. All those San Diego residents thank you, Bruce!

Thank you all for your continued support of Blackmarket Racing.

Mark "Howie" Howland
Team Director
Blackmarket Racing

November Cross '07 race results:

Elite Masters 35+:

Mark Howland 18 Nov. Peak Season CX series 1st
Mark 02 Dec. Central Coast CX #5 2nd
Mark 11 Nov. CCCX #4 5th
Tim Thompson 11 Nov. CCCX #4 11th
Mark 25 Nov. NCNCA CX Cup series overall 12th
Tim 25 Nov. NCNCA CX Cup series overall 24th

Elite Masters 45+:

Mark Abele 04 Nov. Bay Area Super Prestige #3 1st
Edwin Rambuski 01 Dec. SoCal District Cross Championships 1st
Mark 02 Dec. CCCX #5 2nd
Mark 11 Nov. CCCX #4 3rd
Mark 25 Nov. BASP #4 3rd
Edwin 02 Dec. SoCal series 4th
Mark 25 Nov. NCNCA CX Cup series overall 6th
Edwin 25 Nov. NCNCA CX Cup series overall 8th
Edwin 04 Nov. BASP #3 9th
Edwin 11 Nov. CCCX #4 9th
Edwin 25 Nov. BASP #4 9th
Bruce Lodge 45+B 18 Nov. Peak Season CX series #1 5th
Bruce 02 Nov. CCCX #5 7th

Elite Masters Women:

Trina Baumsteiger 01 Dec. SoCal District Cross Championships 1st
Janel Lodge 18 Nov. Peak Season CX series #1 1st
Janel 02 Dec. CCCX #5 2nd
Trina 02 Dec. SoCal Cx series (Pro-Am) 3rd
Janel 11 Nov. CCCX #4 3rd
Trina 01 Dec. SoCal District Cross Championships (Pro-Am) 5th
Janel 04 Nov. BASP #3 5th
Janel 25 Nov. NCNCA CX Cup series overall 6th
Trina 04 Nov. BASP #3 (Pro-Am) 8th
Trina 11 Nov. CCCX #4 (Pro-Am) 8th
Trina 25 Nov. NCNCA CX Cup series overall (Pro-Am) 8th
Trina 25 Nov. BASP #4 (Pro-Am) 11th

edwin
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