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Local racers put on a show at StanCo Fair’s motocross event
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Justin Bretao of Manteca rides in front of a packed FoodMaxx Arena for the AMP Racing Motocross event during the 2022 Stanislaus County Fair (Photo by Hunter Affonso (@fonzy631_photography on Instagram).

Saturday night in the FoodMaxx Arena at the Stanislaus County Fair saw individuals from across the state, including Turlock, compete in a number of motocross races. The event was hosted by AMP Racing and saw racers as young as 4-years-old participate.

To start the show, the 250 Nov Race A was held, where local drivers immediately found success. Hilmar’s Steven Silva came in third place while Delhi’s Mason Bettencourt grabbed fifth out of the talented field of seven racers.

Meanwhile, Turlock drivers dominated Race 5, as two took home first place in their respective age groups. In the 50cc 7-8 Beg group, Jacob Blades took home the first place crown. Jett Blake also grabbed first place hardware for this race’s 50cc 0-8 Nov group.

The city of Hilmar was also well represented in the Qd 70-90cc race for drivers 12 years and under as Lucas Vieira sped to secure a second place finish.

In the 450cc Beg Race B competition, Stanislaus County came together for a clean sweep of the top three positions in a strong field of eight drivers. Bryce Norton of Modesto led the way in first place with Oakdale’s Carson Sundberg coming in a close second. Turlock’s Bradlee Green rounded out the top three. 

Similar success came in the 50 4-6 Beg Race A grouping as Hilmar’s Lincoln Moniz secured another first place finish for his hometown. Ripon’s Mason Kelly and Turlock’s Preston Carter crossed the finish line shortly after to place second and third place.

Turlock’s Zayden Vasquez also had a strong showing in his 50 4-6 Beg Race B as he grabbed an impressive fourth place out of a deep field of 14 drivers.

In the very next race of the 4-Stroke Pro Open cc, Turlock continued to put on a show for the hometown crowd as Robert Blake left the competition to dust to grab first place.

The 450cc Nov Race A also featured an abundance of local talent. In second place came Turlock’s Isaac Franco, third place was claimed by Hilmar’s Landon Fanelli, and third place was taken by Denair’s Kolby Welch.

The 450cc Pro race followed up, where Turlock’s Robert Blake raced to second place.

Later that night, Denair’s Matt Larson was able to secure a second-place performance in the Pit Bike Race B for those aged 16 and older.

In one of the final races of the night, Turlock’s Jett Blake once again raced to a first-place finish, this time in the 50 cc Open Race A. The victory secured Blake’s spot as only one of two racers throughout the day to finish in first place for multiple competitions.

The AMP Racing Motorsport event is expected to return to the FoodMaxx Arena for next year’s Stanislaus County Fair.

Full results of every race from Saturday’s event can be found at