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300 TAKE PART IN BMX RACES

More than 300 BMX racers from Western New York and Pennsylvania took part in the three-day Keystone State Championships that ended Sunday afternoon.

The Sunrise BMX facility hosted the championships for the circuit for the first time this year, and track operator Frank Dulaney was pleased. He said it was a competitive and safe weekend.

"We had a good turnout," he said, "315 kids Saturday for our state championship, and we had about 150 kids Friday night for our pre-race. We (also) had about 30 here today for our money race. It turned out real great for the three days."

He said he wanted the competitors to have a good time, and do the best they can.

"All these kids really enjoyed it and every time time you see them come across the finish line, they just smile and and it makes me feel good," Dulaney said. "Nobody got hurt, and we had a great weekend."

This may also be the last state championship to be hosted by Sunrise. Dulaney said new tracks are being constructed in the region so New York can have its own title chase. The other Western New York BMX facility, in Hamburg, is also a member of the Keystone State Series.

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