How cool would it be to have Lance Armstrong show up at your local race? Not only does he show up, he also beats the field (including 3 Santa Clauses). (http://www.cyclocrossworld.com/News.cfm?Action=Edit&MenuKey=260&theKey=260)
Look at the attendance for the race...Is it really that low, or do the promoters just do a poor job of keeping track of all racers?
Here in Portland, the races are full sometimes having ~100 plus riders (On Decemeber 12th Nationals were held here and most of the fields maxed out at 120...) The promoters ( the Cross Crusaders) are also very diligent about recording every racers place. www.crosscrusade.com.
It's great to live in Portland and be a Cyclocrosser!!!