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2010 Catalina GP Photo Gallery

Dirt bike racing returns to Avalon for the first time in 52 years as hundreds of riders participate in the 2010 Catalina GP.

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The racing is no less intense in the vintage classes as riders push their machines to the limits.
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Dana Brown is making a new film, On Any Sunday III, which will include Catalina GP footage.
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Dimitre Coste came all the way from France to race his Triumph.
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Fred Hatch won the Evolution A class with relative ease. The hardest part was getting his CR500 started to begin with, requiring several push-start attempts.
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Race fans are as excited for the return to Catalina Island as the riders.
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Robert Wershey won the 50+ HWT B class using this mud-crossing technique.
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Homer Knapp raced this same bike over a half century ago.
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Homer Knapp and his HD in action. The classic duo would eventually DNF.
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This Triumph Tiger Cub was ready to go with its cool 2010 paint job.
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BSA Catalina Scrambler.
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Custom stickers and graphics commemorating the event were found on all makes and models such as this cool Motor Cyclist sticker.
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A view of the motorcycle impound located below the track.
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All the motorcycles were brought over by boat in large shipping containers and held here at this impound/pit area.
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Long time Cycle News advertising rep and vintage motorcycle racer Terry Pratt posing with his BSA.
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Number plate graphics used in the 2010 Catalina Motocross GP.
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Red Bull girls were on hand to supply free Red Bull to all the riders and spectators.
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Old school race jersey's were given to all the riders participating.
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The motocross track was carved out of the hillside above the golf course and is a 5.9 mile loop.
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This Velocette is as vintage as the rider on it but both entered and completed the race.
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Danny Laporte showed up to race the Pro class and mentioned he wouldn't miss this event for anything.
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A view of downtown Avalon on Friday afternoon.
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Avalon's famous Casino was the site of the Red Bull party on Saturday night and included a video premier from the Nitro Circus crew.
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Danny LaPorte was on hand to race the GP.
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Kendall Norman holeshot the Pro event but gave way to Kurt Caselli.
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Colton Haaker was running down the leaders in the early part of the race, but mistakes cost him a potential win.
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Travis Pastrana was able to keep up on his 250 two-stroke... until it blew up.
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Colton Haaker made the pass on Pastrana in the motocross section, but just a few corners after this photo he gave it back with a mindless tip-over.
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Tod Sciacqua took second in the 40+ Pro race.
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Kendall Norman said this victory ranks at the top of his "cool" list.
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Sean Collier is a privateer motocross and Supercross racer. He showed up with his 2009 SX bike and nearly won.
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Kendall Norman leads during the last half of the race.
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Ryan Dudek hammered his way to fourth after starting in the second row. He easily won the 30+ division.
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Dudek works his way out of the motocross section in pursuit of the leaders.
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How much Red Bull can we fit into one photo?
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Johnny Campbell was there to support JCR racers, but he strapped on the helmet as well.
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Danny LaPorte was sporting the new JT Racing gear. Modern retro, just like the Catalina GP itself.
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A view of the downtown vintage parade kicking off the 2010 Catalina GP.
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Riders traveled through the Red Bull arches and down Crescent Ave during the parade.
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Crescent Avenue view as riders parde their vintage bikes through downtown Avalon.
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Segway freestyling along Crescent Avenue.
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JCR Honda's Johnny Cambell autographing a fans event program.
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Local resident and spectator Lynn with his dog Gustaffe.
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Mike and Tony Alessi viewing the race from the starting line.
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Red Bull rider Jessy Nelson sits on his Troy Lee Designs Honda CRF 250R waiting for the race to start.
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Dave Schuler won the 1958 175cc class aboard a MV Agusta and was trackside to witness racing once again on Catalina Island.
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FMX Red Bull rider Ronnie Renner raced in the Pro Class on Sunday.
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Sunday's Pro Class was escorted up to the starting line from the staging area at the Field of Dreams.
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A view of the Pro Class start on Sunday.
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A rider plows through the mud pit located in the motocross section of the track.
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JCR Honda rider Kendall Norman leading the Pro Class race on Sunday.
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Kurt Caselli pushing his broken KTM into the pits after it seized on him while leading the race in the Pro Class.
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2010 Red Bull Catalina Grand Prix map.
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Racers take to the course during the Red Bull Catalina GP on Catalina Island. This was the first time the race had been run in 52 years.
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Travis Pastrana clears a mud hole on the course during the Red Bull Catalina GP on Catalina Island. This was the first time the race had been run in 52 years.
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Kendall Norman races during the Pro Race of the Red Bull Catalina GP. Norman went on to win the race.
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Kendall Norman rides on the fire road section of the course overlooking Avalon during the Pro Race of the Red Bull Catalina GP. Norman went on to win the race.
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Kendall Norman celebrates winning the Pro Race during the Red Bull Catalina Grand Prix.
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Gary Woodling (170), Michael Fontanarosa (155) and Jon Munns (188) ride though downtown Avalon during the Red Bull Catalina Grand Prix parade lap.
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Mike Pera races his vintage motorcycle on Catalina Island during the first race of the Red Bull Catalina Grand Prix.
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Motorcycle racing returned to Catalina Island in Southern California after a 52-year hiatus.
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Travis Pastrana raced the pro class however his motorcycle broke down in the race.
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The track was a 6-mile loop that went across a variety of different terrain.