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Local BMX racers gear up for big event
Rising BMX standout Dominic Duran gets some air during the 5-year-old Expert race at Spreckels Park BMX Race Track last Sunday. - photo by Photo by GEORGE GOMES

Racers were out in force on Sunday, getting prepared for the Regional District Double Points race that will draw BMX racers and fans from all over Northern California to the Spreckels Park BMX Race Track.

Nearly 300 riders and families flooded the BMX park, and there was some great race action as always. The big winner of the day went to 8-year-old Ty Murray of Escalon, who held off a late race challenge from a pair of hard charging Manteca locals, Ezra Crivello and Mateo Miranda.

Special signup and race times for the regional event are as follows: Saturday signup and practice are from 10 a.m. to noon, with racing starting as soon as possible.

Special awards will be handed out to top-three placers in all divisions, and double-district points are awarded.

On Sunday, bring out your carved pumpkins on Sunday for our Pumpkin Carving Contest. Signup and practice times for Sunday’s races 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.

For more information, call (209) 603-1670.


9 Girls - 1. Grace Mejorado, Manteca 2. Samatha Buckley, Boise,ID 3. Faye Hernandez, Escalon

15 Girls - 1. Brianna Munday, Merced 2. Kayla Liu, Houghson 3. Madison Gomes, Ripon

17-27 Girls - 1. Meghan Matthews, Manteca 2. Nicole Vierra, Waterford 3. Crissy Anderson, Ripon

Jr. Cruiser 1. Cole Murray, Escalon 2. Semaj Moore, Manteca 3. Jeremy King

31-35 Cruiser 1. Chris Westbrook, Stockton 2. Mike Melvin, Manteca 3. John Tofanelli, Valley Springs

6 Novice 1. Ethan Coover, Orinda 2. Xavier Villanueva, Stockton 3. Gage Delong, Manteca

6 Intermediate 1. Dominic Duran, Manteca 2. Gus Tofanelli, Valley Springs 3. Semaj Moore, Manteca

8 Novice 1. Ty Murray, Escalon 2. Ezra Crivello, Manteca 3. Mateo Miranda, Manteca

8 Intermediate 1. Cole Murray, Escalon 2. Trevor Greer, Manteca 3. RJ Filippini, Salida

11 Novice 1. Mason Hernandez, Escalon 2. Logan Fondse 3. Jeffery Silva, Manteca

12 Novice 1. Marcos Davis, Oakdale 2. Joshua King 3. Sean Delong II, Manteca

12 Intermediate 1. JT Johnson, Lathrop 2. Justin Dias, Manteca 3. Eli Turnage, Oakdale

15 Novice 1. Matt Smith, Lathrop 2. Mike Wood, Lathrop 3. Zach Smith, Turlock

16 Intermediate 1. Zachary Perez, Manteca 2. Logan Buckley, Boise ID 3. Frank Mejorado, Manteca

19-27 Intermediate 1. Shawn Knutson, Roseville 2. Paul Jaquish 3. Nic Liu, Houghson

36-40 Novice 1. Sean Delong, Manteca 2. Joseph Bowers, Manteca 3. Rich Heathington

36-40 Intermediate 1. Chad Downey, Modesto 2. Bill Redford, Riverbank, 3. Robert Dias, Manteca

41 & Over Novice 1. Tim Dias, Manteca 2. Derek Liu, Houghson 3. Michael Fritz, El Dorado Hills

41 & Over Expert 1. Bob Coover, Orinda 2. Howard Cato, Oakland 3. Mike Melvin, Manteca