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Spreckels Park BMX track hosting season finale this weekend
Cole Murray (55) and Ricky Carter battle on the third straight during the 8-year-old intermediate race at Spreckels Park BMX Sunday. - photo by Photo by GEORGE GOMES

Spreckels Park BMX in Manteca will be holding the final races of 2011 this weekend with two days of racing. 

Signup and practice times for both days are 11 a.m. to 1p.m. with racing starting as soon as possible. On Saturday, the track will host the 35-and-overOver Pro-Am, which should draw top talent from all over Northern and Central California.

In race action this past Sunday, the 8-year-old intermediate division had a strong group of contenders with hot action during qualifying rounds.

In the main event, Escalon’s Cole Murray held off a hard charge from Manteca’s Ricky Carter to gain a well-deserved victory.  The girls divisions combined their motos, with Manteca’s superstar Meghan Matthews winning her class, and the young gun “Mad Madi” Gomes of Ripon taking the 14-and-under gold.

The ABA BMX season will begin again in January. 

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. Madison Carter, Manteca; 2. Grace Mejorado, Manteca; 3. Faye Hernandez, Escalon.

15 Girls: 1. Madison Gomes, Ripon; 2. Kayla Liu, Hughson; 3. Danielle Hall, Ripon.

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

8-Under Cruiser
: 1. Cole Murray, Escalon; 2. Semaj Moore, Manteca; 3. Ty Murray, Escalon.

41-45 Cruiser
: 1. John Tofanelli, Valley Springs; 2. Matt Shelley, San Francisco; 3. Derek Liu, Hughson.

5-Under Novice:
1. Davian Saldivar, Chowchilla; 2. Cole Martin; 3. Justin Hernandez.

6 Intermediate
: 1. Gus Tofanelli, Valley Springs; 2. Semaj Moore, Manteca; 3. Blake Mejorado, Manteca.

7 Novice
: 1. Ezra Crivello, Manteca; 2. Xavier Villanueva, Stockton; 3. Ashton Heath, Manteca.

8 Intermediate: 1. Cole Murray, Escalon; 2. Ricky Carter, Manteca; 3. Owen Davis, Oakland.

10 Novice
: 1. TD Rogers, Manteca; 2. Seth Slaney, Brentwood; 3. Amy Stokes, Manteca.

10 Intermediate
: 1. Zachary Ellison, Chowchilla; 2. Eli Turnage, Oakdale; 3. Evan Heath, Manteca.

11 Novice
: 1. Chase Grote; 2. Nico Milazzo, Oakdale; 3.  Jeffery Silva, Manteca.

12 Intermediate
: 1. Taylor Pine, Livermore; 2. Jack Coben, Elk Grove; 3. JT Johnson, Manteca.

14 Novice
: 1. Marcos Davis, Oakdale; 2. Bailey Gallegos, Manteca; 3. Austin Rake.

15 Expert
: 1. Tyler Battaglia, Vacaville; 2. Matt Smith, Lathrop; 3. Tyler Martinez, Fremont.

19-27 Intermediate
: 1. Steven Gray, Stockton; 2. Nic Liu, Hughson; 3. Luis Hernandez, Tracy.

41-Over Intermediate
: 1. Dennis Ogilvie, Turlock; 2. Mike Melvin, Manteca; 3. Matthew Milnes, Tracy.