Oak Creek BMX in Roseville is gearing up to host the BMX NorCal State Championships on August 28-30.
This three-day event will attract approximately 2,600 riders and spectators combined to the recently rated number one BMX track in the nation by USA BMX. Placer Valley Tourism is thrilled to partner up again with Oak Creek BMX to bring such an exciting event to Placer Valley.
The competition, which will bring BMX racers from as far north as the Oregon border and down south as far as Fresno as well as some from Northern Nevada, will kick-off Friday evening, August 28 with a Single Point Race. Saturday the Double Points State Final Pre-Race will take place and Sunday at 9 a.m. the Championship Finals, a Triple Points Race, will finish out this exciting competition. With strider riders as young as two years old and cruiser riders in their seventies, this sport attracts the young and young at heart.
Locally there are several standout racers who are expected to do phenomenal at this State Championship according to Oak Creek BMX owners, Bruce and Linda Minton. Kent Elliott and his twin sons, Jackson and Nickolas, from Granite Bay are definitely riders to watch. “Kent, the father competes in the Expert and Cruiser class and is a true competitor; his twin boys are in the Expert age 15 class and do really well too. They have all been riding for years, ” added Minton.
Another outstanding local rider is Rocklin native, Claire O’Connor, who competes in dual categories. You can find O’Connor in the 14-girl Expert and Cruiser divisions and usually at the very top of the leader board. Senior Master Sergeant Shawn O’Gormon, from Sacramento and stationed at Beale Air Force Base, is also an exceptional and very experienced rider that is in it to win it! “He wins every national he competes in,” stated Minton.
Come check out the NorCal State Championships at Oak Creek BMX. located at 648 Riverside Ave. in Roseville, to watch the best BMX racers in the state vying for the title. Clearly the competition is going be amazing.
*Placer Valley Tourism