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A Day In The Dirt





It’s a race, it’s a get together, it’s a party



“Funnest race of the year” – quote from everyone that was there



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It’s the fifth annual Day In The Dirt, held at Los Angeles County Raceway in Palmdale California.



Here’s the three day lowdown:



Friday – Mike Bell’s Ultimate Practice/Instruction Session. Mike Bell assisted by David Bailey and Jeff Ward teach you how it’s done. Then it’s the Troy Lee Happy Hour practice session benefiting the Steve McQueen Memorial Fund for Boys Republic.



Saturday – Racing starts. Mini (50′s & 65′s), More Mini (85′s), Vintage GP (old time machines), Stunt GP (two member team race, stuntmen/women, actors, celebrities & special guests. Teams have to switch arm bands each lap!), Vet GP (riders over 30 years old), Film Industry GP (anyone working in the Entertainment/Film Industry in any capacity), Dirt 2001 GP (everybody is welcome).



Sunday – LA Old Timer Invitational GP, Moto-A-GoGo Pro/Am (two member team race featuring past and present Supercross and Motocross stars, extreme sports athletes, surfers, snowboarders, mountain bikers, auto racers, celebrities of all types, sponsors, and moviemakers), WML (Women’s Motocross League), Coup de Grace GP (A Survival Race!)





Results:





Stunt GP



1. Jeff Ward and Jeremy McGrath

2. Mouse McCoy and Eric Kehoe

3. Ryan Hughes and Shaun Palmer





Moto-A-GoGo



1. Rich Taylor and Chris Wheeler

2. Mouse McCoy and Eric Kehoe

3. Jeremy McGrath and Shaun Palmer





Coup de Grace



1. Ryan Hughes

2. Curt Casselli

3. Eric Kehoe





We’ll try to let the photos tell the rest of the story. If you didn’t make it to the event, try to next year!





Special thanks to Cheryl Lynch

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The Flyin’ Hawaiin! John DeSoto

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Frog lives!

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Lil Goose, Big Goose

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Baby Hughes, Papa Hughes

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Jeremy McGrath on his KTM

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Jeremy, KJ, Ryan Hughes, Broc Glover

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Jeff Ward handing off the wrist band to Jeremy McGrath. Their team won on Saturday

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Troy Lee, as in ‘Troy Lee Designs’

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Mini blast off!

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Jeremy McGrath leading Erik Kehoe

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Tiny Mini blast off!

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Hero

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Another hero

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Hero too!

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Was this Johnny O’Mara & Marty Smith?

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This guy had ‘reel’ fun

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Honda MX Team Manager Erik Kehoe gives RJ some pre-race advice: ‘Gas it dude!’

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RJ on his 450

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The Vintage class start!

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Sean Bailey (David’s son)

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Vintage. Iron.



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