Bowie BMX hosted its biggest event of the year

The Bowie BMX Bike Park capped off its four-day racing event by hosting a state qualifier on Sunday that attracted 270 riders.

The Bowie BMX Bike Park hosted its biggest races of the year last weekend over a four-day period.
It included the Bob Warnicke Scholarship race, a race for life fundraiser for leukemia that raised $1,080 before culminating with state qualifier races.
The final day was during a scorcher of a Texas summer day.
Still, the state qualifiers ultimately had 270 racers along with 61 motos compete.
Before and during the race, the community showed respect to a recently fallen rider Kyle Hammock with a last ride along with helmet stickers.
It also was the one year anniversary for the park, which opened to the public with the big weekend event last year.
With a year of experience, the whole event went off a lot better for owner and operator Sean Reno.
“This year we had local volunteers and local riders who helped get prepared for this race and it just ran so much smoother than last year,” Reno said. “It almost ran itself. We had people from all over the state of Texas and it was a huge success. We depend on this race for our budget for the whole year and we did great in that respect.”
Along with a bunch of local volunteers, Reno also wanted to shout out to volunteers and officials from the BMX communities in Forth Worth and Wichita Falls that helped as well.