Vickers Wins Junior Competition

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More than 300 motorcycle and ATV enthusiasts converged on the Payson Multi-Event Center last week to participate in the second race of Canyon Off- road Promotion series.

According to COP owner, 25-year-old Zac McKinley a racing professional himself local racing will continue in the fall with two more races at the multi-event center.

McKinley said his goal is to promote motorcycle and ATV racing in the Rim country as wholesome family events.

"I think it's catching on with the fans," he said Wednesday.

In COP events, the racers compete against one another on a circuit track in experience/motor-size divisions. The experience divisions include peewee, beginners, intermediate and pro.

Engine-size classifications begin at 80 cc and increase to more than 500 cc. Races are held in both motorcycle and four-wheel classifications.

According to McKinley, the ATV divisions at the Payson competition drew about 15 local entrants.

The best showing by a Rim country competitor was turned in by teenager Jimmy Vickers who won the 125 cc junior motorcycle competition.

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