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Bettencourt holds off Rogers for 8-Novice win
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Dozens of racers and families packed the BMX track at Spreckels Park in Manteca this past Sunday.

There was some great race action, as TD Rogers of Manteca took the early lead in the 8-year-old Novice Main Event, but had a slight bobble to allow Broc Bettencourt of Modesto to power around in the second turn and hold on for the win.

The girls combined their two classes, and Manteca’s Meghan Matthews won both qualifying rounds and edged out Ripon’s Samantha Hall in the Main Event for another victory.

Races are held on Sundays. Signup and practice times are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with racing starting as soon as possible. ABA BMX membership information is available on race day.

The track is located at Spreckels Avenue, cross street Moffat Blvd. Admission is free for spectators, and there is a $10 entry fee for racing. Helmet, long sleeves, pants and a BMX or mountain-style bicycle are required to compete. Loaner equipment is available at the track.


14 Girls — 1. Ashley Cohen, Gilroy; 2. Danielle Hall, Ripon; 3. Kayla Liu, Hughson.

17-27 Girls — 1. Meghan Matthews, Manteca; 2. Samantha Hall, Ripon; 3. Crissy Anderson, Ripon.

31-35 Cruiser — 1. John Ontiveros, Fremont; 2. John Tofanelli, Valley Springs.

41-45 Cruiser — 1. Rick Filippini, Salida; 2. Derik Liu, Hughson; 3. Peggy Miller, Escalon.

5 & Under Novice — 1. Antonio Mendietta, Manteca; 2. Gage Delong, Manteca; 3. Rylan Tompkins.

6 Novice — 1. Ezra Crivello, Manteca; 2. Cole Smalley, Lodi; 3. Xavier Villanueva, Stockton.

7 Novice — 1. Camden Smalley, Lodi; 2. Peyton Taylor, Citrus Heights; 3. Anthony Villanueva, Stockton.

8 Novice — 1. Broc Bettencourt, Modesto; 2. TD Rogers, Manteca; 3. Waylon Thompson, Oakdale.

9 Intermediate — 1. Grace Majorado, Manteca; 2. Gus Tofanelli, Valley Springs; 3. Blake Majorado, Manteca.

11 Novice — 1. Evan Taylor, Citrus Heights; 2. Jeffery Silva, Manteca; 3. Michael Davis, Oakdale.

13 Novice — 1. Joshua King; 2. Marcos Davis, Oakdale; 3. Cristian Gonzalez.

16 Intermediate — 1. Damian Ontiveros, Fremont; 2. Zachary Perez, Manteca; 3. Eli Turnage, Oakdale.