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State Qualifier BMX Competition Brings in 200 Racers

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Updated: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:34:22 MST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- On Sunday, Grand Valley BMX held the State Qualifier Race as part of the State Championship Series Race.


It’s the moment these racers have been practicing for: the gates slamming down and the competition blasting off full sprint towards the obstacles.


“It’s pretty crazy, just going full speed jumping right next to other people. It’s kind of crazy, but it’s just really exciting, and I like it a lot,” said Cole Baxter, BMX racer.


More than 200 BMX racers from all around Colorado came out on Sunday to race for a spot at the championship finals.


“We’re just excited to be able to bring these people into our community and host them at our track, and, hopefully, bring some money into our economy, too,” said track operator Kristi Adams.


Racers from all ages and different categories came out to show what they got for the sport they love.


“What I love about BMX is that we can join together and have fun, practice and meet other people,” said BMX racer Brandon Mitchell.


Let’s not forget these races fell on Fathers' Day, where families came out to support their World's Best Dad.


“It’s awesome! I couldn’t imagine a better place to spend it. Getting to hang out with my son and have a common bond with him is one of the things I love the best about it. I get to feel his ups and downs with my ups and downs on the track. It helps to know how to support him a little better on the track,” said Emory Blee, BMX racer.


It’s not all fun and games as the competition for spot at the win loomed over all of their heads. A little competition though, mixed with some family fun, proved to be a great way to spend Fathers' Day.

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