East Moline BMX Speedway will host the USA BMX Illinois State Championships in late August or September, passing Rockford for the honor for the first time in more than 30 years. The state contest is awarded to the track with the highest membership in the past year.

Track director Paul DePauw said the East Moline track doubled its membership, ranking 12th out of 380 USA BMX tracks across the country. About 300 riders and 1,000 attendees are expected for the three-day event. The track also will host 1,500 riders for the USA BMX National on July

19-21 and the state qualifier June 29. For more information, visit eastmolinebmx.net.

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