6/12/2013 6:00:00 AM Local boys compete (and win) in BMX racing
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Bottom: Local BMX racer Landen De Sousa Dias, 5, took first place honors in Yuma on May 15. Bottom, right to left: Landen De Sousa Dias, Kody Winiecki and Chase De Sousa Dias, all earned first place in their divisions in El Centro on May 16.
BLYTHE - A group of five boys traveled to cities through Arizona and California to race BMX. They have traveled to Yuma, El Centro, Lake Havasu City, Phoenix, Bullhead and Palm Desert. The boys have done really well taking several wins along the way. The youngest of the boys, Landen De Sousa Dias, who just turned 5, earned first place on May 15 in Yuma. During many of the competitions he has to race older kids because there aren't many kids his age in the sport, but he has accomplished a lot in his short time of racing and has won many times.
The boys hope to continue racing and one day be good enough to make it to Nationals. The five boys include Landen De Sousa Dias, Chase De Sousa Dias, Clayton Winiecki, Kody Winiecki and Kyle Peoples.