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Local racers shine at home track
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Spreckels Park held ABA BMX races and had 68 racers from around the Northern California Area participating this past Sunday.

There was great racing in the Novice and Intermediate classes with several local standouts.  The 6-Novice race had seven riders in total, with six moving on through qualifying to an action-packed Main Event race. 

Faye Hernandez got the holeshot and took the early lead and was able to come out with a big victory, followed by Ethan Coover of Orinda, and Kody Gibson of Livermore. 

It was a back-and-forth in battle between three local racers in 11-year-old intermediate. Modesto Maniax rider Justin Dias of Manteca won the first two rounds, and placed well enough in the Main Event to take the overall win.

Races are held on Sundays, signup and practice times 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ABA BMX Membership information is available on race day. 

The track is located at Spreckels Ave. (cross street Moffat Blvd). 

Free admission to spectators, $10 entry fee for racing.  HOTLINE 209-603-1670.  Must have helmet, long sleeves and pants, and BMX or Mountain Style Bicycle.  Some loaner equipment available at the track.


RESULTS: 14 Girls —1. Ashley Cohen, Gilroy, 2. Danielle Hall, Ripon, 3. Kayla Liu, Hughson. 17-27 Girls — 1. Meghan Matthews, Manteca 2, Sam Hall, Ripon, 3. Nicole Vierra, Waterford. 31-35 Cruiser — 1. Chris Westbrook, Stockton, 2. John Toffinelli, Valley Springs. 41-45 Cruiser — 1. Mike Melvin, Manteca, 2. Derick Liu, Hughson, 3. Jeff Burgess, Ceres. 6 Novice — 1. Faye Hernandez, Escalon, 2. Ethan Coover, Orinda, 3. Kody Gibson, Livermore. 6 Intermediate — 1. Semaj Moore, Manteca 2. Dominic Duran, Manteca, 3. Gus Tofanelli, Valley Springs. 7 Novice — 1. Camden Smalley, Lodi, 2. Cooper Hughes, Modesto, 3. Anthony Vasquez, Tracy. 8 Novice — 1. Matthew Beardsley, Los Gatos, 2. Broc Bettencourt, Modesto, 3. TD Rogers, Manteca. 9 Intermediate — 1. Justin Campbell, Manteca, 2. Grace Majorado, Manteca 3. Matthew Garay, Tracy. 11 Novice — 1. Mason Hernandez, Escalon, 2. Michael Davis, Oakdale, 3. Jeffrey Silva. 11 Intermediate — 1. Justin Dias, Manteca, 2. Eli Turnage, Oakdale, 3. Riley Sengstacken, Manteca. 12 Intermediate — 1. Kurtis Parrish, Manteca, 2. Marcos Davis 3. Harrison Erny, Orinda. 15 Inter/Expert — 1. Damian Ontiveros, Fremont, 2. Tyler Tafjen, Copperopolis, 3. Matthew Smith. 17-18 Inter/Expert — 1. Bryce Betts, Brentwood, 2. Michael Harbaugh, 3. Nic Liu, Hughson. 36-40 Intermediate — 1. Chad Downey, Modesto, 2. Bill Redford, Riverbank, 3. Robert Dias, Manteca. 41 & Over Novice — 1. Craig Hedval, 2. Tim Dias, Manteca, 3. Sean Delong.

41 & Over Expert — 1. Bob Coover, Orinda, 2. Mike Melvin, Manteca, 3. Brian Schaefle, Oakdale.