How can we describe A Day in The Dirt 2011? Over 1 million people in attendance? 75,000 racers? Great southern California weather? A perfectly groomed & awesome Pala MX track? Supercross and Motocross ‘stars’ such as Kenny Roczen, Jeremy McGrath, Doug Henry, Jeff Ward, Mike Bell, Ron Lechien, Rick Johnson, Grant Langston, Christian Craig, Ronnie Renner, Destry Abbott, Steve Giberson, Brendan Lutes, Donny Emler Jr., Troy Lee, Heikki Mikkola, Ryan Hughes, and others? Free motorcycles given away to each and every spectator in the crowd?
The winner of the Coupe de Grace and this awesome Oldsmobile Trophy went to Ryan Hughes
Well, actually, we can’t really describe A Day in The Dirt version 14 like that. There were probably less than 1 million spectators. And less than 75,000 racers. And free motorcycles weren’t given away to each and every spectator. And unfortunately, multi-time World motocross champion Heikki Mikkola was not there.
However, A Day in the Dirt 14th did have Supercross and MX legends Kenny Roczen, Jeremy McGrath, Doug Henry, Jeff Ward, Mike Bell, Ron Lechien, Rick Johnson, Grant Langston, Christian Craig, Ronnie Renner, Destry Abbott, Steve Giberson, Brendan Lutes, Donny Emler Jr., Troy Lee, Ryan Hughes, and others! It was a huge success with the weather was great, along with the perfectly groomed and awesome Pala MX race track.
This is truly a unique, one-of-a-kind event was highlighted by family, friends, and most importantly – Fun.
It’s all ages, all skill levels, from beginners to kids to superstars. And where else can YOU race with Jeremy McGrath or Ken Roczen? YOU can at A Day in The Dirt!
Jeremy McGrath taking the wrist band in Saturday’s team race
Some of the races on Saturday included Vintage GP, Mini GP – 50cc, 65cc, and odd, Mini GP (85cc & Odd) & Women’s, Stunt GP Team, Beginner/Novice GP, Pro/Am GP, Film Industry GP (250cc & 450cc) & Fire/Police, Vet Classic GP (Jr Vet & 30+ Vet). On Sunday – races were Mini GP (50cc, 65cc & Odd), Senior Vet GP, Beginner/Novice GP,The Wild Child Team Race, Open GP, Moto-A-GoGo Team Race, and the Coup de Grace Survival Race.
There is no way we can tell the entire story of A Day in The Dirt (actually, the event is three days). We’ll let the photos and videos we have coming over the next few days tell you that. Be there next year!
Results courtesy of MyLaps.com / Ken Johnson: http://www.mylaps.com/results/showevent.jsp?id=737474