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Tehachapi BMX racers compete


June 9, 2018

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Nate Howard wins 1st place Golden State Nationals.

Tehachapi BMX racers competed in the Golden State National BMX races May 18-20 at Metro BMX track in Bakersfield. Nate Howard won his third National 40-43 Novice Division race, which was also his 10th win on Sunday. This allows him to move up to the Intermediate division and race with clip shoes. Nate placed 2nd on Friday and 3rd on Saturday. Sidney Howard placed 4th both Friday and Saturday. Sidney was leading her pack of racers on Sunday when a couple of racers tangled with her, causing a crash, she showed why she is part of "Tuff Girls BMX" race team, and remounted to finish the race. Alex Howard also raced all three-days, but was unable to make the Mains in his new division, the 9-year-old Expert division. Kayden Gonzales raced Friday and Sunday, but also failed to make the main event races after getting a spot in the semi-finals after a 3-bike pile up. Metro BMX located by the Sam Lynn Ballpark, holds races every Friday and Sunday for all ages of riders. Cost to race is $12. For more information contact Curtis Nelson at (661) 557-1366.


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