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March 2, 2012
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Gardnerville resident bound for World Grand Prix

Gardnerville resident Lux Turner may be just 6 years old, but he's already making his way in the world of motocross.

Turner tore up races around the West in the last year, winning the 50cc class at the AV Motocross Spring Series (Lancasters, Calif.), the SMRA Fall Series, the Estreet MX (Marysville, Wa.), the Argyll MX Park (Dixon, Calif.) and the California Gold Cup Series Round 4 (Lake Elsinore, Calif.).

Now, he is seeking local sponsors to help him compete in the World Mini Grand Prix of 2012, set for April 9-15 in Mesquite, NV.

"I always practice to be the best that there is," he said. "I always want to achieve the best and do better than I think I could do."

The World Grand Prix draws the top amateur riders from around the world.

Last year, Turner placed eighth in the 50cc (4-6) class at five years old.

This year, he'll again compete in the 50cc class and Super Pee Wee class.

He'll also compete in the Southwest and Northwest Area Qualifiers to attempt to win an invitation to the Loretta Lynn race, one of the biggest amateur races in the country, in August.

Currently, Turner is sponsored by Testa Motorsports and Tech One Designs along with strong support from his family and family friends.

Anyone interested in sponsoring Turner will be advertised on his dirt bike and resume. Any sponsorship amount is welcome.

For more information, e-mail at (775) 901-6339.

His resume and results can be viewed at

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