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Duran wins 5-year-old BMX title in Redline Cup Finals
Dominic Duran, center, raises his No. 1 plate earned at the Redline Cup Finals in Boulder City, Nev. this past weekend. The 5-year-old Mantecan is now preparing to race in the ABA BMX Grand Nationals in Oklahoma. - photo by Photo Contributed

The coveted NAG-1 plate is now within sight for young Dominic Duran.

The 5-year-old Mantecan triumphed in the 2011 Redline Cup Finals in Boulder City, Nev. this past weekend, bringing home with him the championship trophy, a No. 1 plate and Redline Cup jacket awarded only to the top finishers in each age division.

Duran, who races for the Psykopath Industries BMX team and is a kindergartener at Woodward Elementary, has one more big prize to add to his growing collection: The aforementioned NAG-1 plate awarded to the country’s top point-getter in his/her national age group.

The American Bicycle Association BMX National Series comes to a close Nov. 26-27 in the Grand Nationals at the QuikTrip Center in Tulsa, Okla. Duran is currently No. 1 in the nation in the 5-year-old boys circuit.

The Duran family is raising funds to help make the trip. Donation tables will be set up at Safeway and Raley’s in Manteca once a week. Additionally, Mountain Mike’s Pizza (Nov. 1) and Chilaberries Frozen Yogurt (Oct. 27) are hosting a fundraising events to help support Duran, who is in his first year of competitive BMX racing.