Local BMX rider T.J. Bettenhausen revs up for professional debut
Lodi’s T.J. Bettenhausen skies high over the track at Honey Lake Motocross Park in Milford earlier this month. Bettenhausen will be competing in his first motocross race at the pro level when he hits the track at the 43rd annual Hangtown Motocross Classic at Prairie City State Recreation Park in Rancho Cordova on Saturday.
- Hangtown Classic
What: The 43rd annual Hangtown Motocross
Classic. The event includes dozens of races for riders of all ages
and abilities. Motocross is a cross-country motorcycle race on a
closed course track consisting of bumps, jumps, deep ruts and sharp
When: Friday through Sunday. Pro races will be
Where: Prairie City Recreation Park in Rancho
Who to look for: Several local riders will be
in action including Lodi's T.J. Bettenhausen, who a 20-year-old
rider making his pro debut.
Admission: $40 for adults, $20 for children
ages 6-11 and kids 5 and under are free. Parking is $5.
Information: Go to www.hangtownmx.com or call
Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 10:00 am, Thu May 19, 2011.
For T.J. Bettenhausen, it all started with BMX bike racing.
As a young child, the Lodi native fell in love with competing on
his bike when he won his first BMX racing competition. When he was
11, Bettenhausen received a KDX80 motorcycle for Christmas and his
passion evolved into a love for motorcycles and motocross
Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 10:00 am.