I haven't done the race in a few years but the top NUE series racers usually do the event. The Mohican course isn't that hard really. I think the NUE might attract a faster field of top riders, but the mid pack riders are probably the same as other places.
Word of caution.......at the start on the way out of town sprint like hell up the hill if you want to get a decent shot at the starting single track. Unless they changed the course, after 1-2 miles or so there is 10 miles of rolling sweet singletrack. Tough stuff to pass on and you'll get a lot of roadies at this event with great aerobic but not much single track riding skill (log hopping, cornering). You don't want to get stuck behind 75 of them.