Pro for a day: Ojai 8-year-old heading to supercross event

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Local youth motocross rider “TJ” Delgado, shown here with his KTM bike, earned the opportunity to race in front of 50,000 fans this weekend in Indianapolis.

Ted Cotti, Ojai Valley News Correspondent

Anyone who has ever competed in motocross has dreamed of a moment on the podium at a professional event.

Eight-year-old Timothy “TJ” Delgado of Ojai will fulfill that dream sooner than most when he takes the stage at intermission of the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) Monster Supercross event at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis in front of 50,000 fans April 9.

Delgado is one of 15 7- and 8-year-olds selected to race during the intermission

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