2011 A Day in the Dirt Grand Prix in Photos

December 6, 2011
Adam Waheed
By Adam Waheed
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This past Thanksgiving weekend, Southern California’s Pala Raceway played host for the 14th annual A Day in the Dirt Motocross Grand Prix races. The event is a chance for motorcycle riding enthusiasts from the Hollywood and dirt bike racing communities to get together and race their bikes in a fun, relaxing environment. Take a look at some of the pictures courtesy of photographer Kinney Jones:
Austin Stroupe raced Saturday at A Day in the Dirt and won the Open class over MotoUSA test rider Scott Simon and Jeremy McGrath.
Austin Stroupe raced Saturday and won the Open class over MotoUSA test rider Scott Simon and Jeremy McGrath.
Troy Lee  right  raced virtually every class at this years A Day in the Dirt 14.
Troy Lee (right) raced virtually every class at this year’s A Day in the Dirt 14.
Father and daughter head out to the starting line at A Day in the Dirt 14.
Father and daughter head out to the starting line.
Arma Energy girls looking fine at A Day in the Dirt 14.
Arma Energy girls looking fine at A Day in the Dirt 14.
More than a race  A Day in the Dirt is a chance to spend some quality time with friends and family.
More than a race, A Day in the Dirt is a chance to spend some quality time with friends and family.
Leatt  makers of neck and back chest protection were out in full force supporting this years event.
Leatt, makers of neck and back/chest protection were out in full force supporting this year’s event.
In spite of his life-altering injury  Doug Henry continues to impress us with his determination and speed. NOTHING can stop this guy.
In spite of his life-altering injury, Doug Henry continues to impress with his determination and speed.
For the second year in a row  Pala Raceway hosted this years A Day in the Dirt race.
For the second year in a row, Pala Raceway hosted this year’s A Day in the Dirt race.
Girls got dressed up in special Indian livery for the SoCal Reunion Race.
Girls got dressed up in special Indian livery for the SoCal Reunion Race.
A Day in the Dirt has race classes for both young and old.
A Day in the Dirt has race classes for riders of all ages and is a great place to compete with your old racing buddies..
FMFs Donnie Emler is exuberant after scoring wood at this years A Day in the Dirt races.
FMF’s Donnie Emler is exuberant after scoring wood at this year’s A Day in the Dirt races.
The vintage class is one of the more popular races at A Day in the Dirt.
The vintage class is one of the more popular races at A Day in the Dirt.
Mad man Ryan Hughes received this 90s-era Oldsmobile trophy for his victory in the 90-plus minute Coup de Grace survival moto on Sunday.
Mad man Ryan Hughes received this ‘90s-era Oldsmobile trophy for his victory in the 90-plus minute Coup de Grace survival moto on Sunday.
Racing legend Doug Henry wrenches on his specially outfitted Yamaha YZ450F that allows him to ride and race despite not having mobility with his legs.
Racing legend Doug Henry wrenches on his specially outfitted Yamaha YZ450F that allows him to ride and race despite not having mobility with his legs.
There are plenty of pristine vintage motorcycles being ridden and raced at A Day in the Dirt.
There are plenty of pristine vintage motorcycles being ridden and raced at A Day in the Dirt.
Troy Lee Designs gear was well represented at the A Day in the Dirt races.
Troy Lee Designs gear was well represented at the A Day in the Dirt races.
Doug Henry raced a number of classes at A Day in the Dirt and showed some serious speed aboard his rigged YZ450F.
Doug Henry raced a number of classes at A Day in the Dirt and showed some serious speed aboard his rigged YZ450F.
New Kawasaki hire  Josh Grant competed Saturday. Here he gets the holeshot in the pro class.
New Kawasaki hire, Josh Grant competed Saturday. Here he gets the holeshot in the pro class.

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