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2011 Sandfest Photo Gallery
The 2011 Polaris RZR XP 900 is our ride of choice for Sandfest 2011.
MotoUSA scopes out the 2011 Sandfest event on the Oregon Dunes. Motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs and more come together to enjoy the dune experience. Read the full report in our
2011 Sandfest Event Recap
One of the best things about riding at Boxcar is the beautiful bridge that lies in the background.
We'll be putting this delicacy to the test, possibly multiple times before the weekend is over.
Night drags are a new feature at Sandfest, and seem pretty popular.
Sedona wheels and tires give our RZR a better look, but the rubber isn't designed to excel in deep sand.
A huge bonfire is the gathering spot as night falls. The Oregon Coast can get cold even during the summer.
ATVs, UTVs and sand rails all share the dunes.
The RZR XP 900 has only been out for a year, but it is a common sight at Sandfest.
Duners are camped all over the place.
Patriotism is strong during the 4th of July weekend.
Activities for kids and families gave away cool prizes.
There was plenty of Red, White and Blue with Sandfest being around July 4th.
Riders busted out their polish and elbow grease for the show-n-shine.
Sandfest is the smaller of the two summer dune festivals but it offers some attractive features such as free entry and an emphasis on riding.
Even in a down economy there are still plenty of expensive toys on display.
Three-wheelers might be banned from production, but they're alive and well on the dunes.
A light tree gives the start an official setting but results aren’t tallied and there are no dial-ins or qualifications.
The Northwest Sand Challenge was a big spectator draw that day as sand cars squared off in different classes based on engine size.
The atmosphere is lively and family friendly with plenty going on to keep everyone busy.
This guy received a double time bonus for wearing his chick's tank-top.
Steel trusses of the McCullough Memorial Bridge pose in the backdrop and provide a view unlike any other.
Kids were able to ride around a small track designated for youth.
Everything from nondescript one-seaters to decked out, high-dollar four-seaters took turns tearing up the turns and jumps.
After the racing, promoters brought out the bulldozer and built a jump and several of the cars as well as some random jeeps took part in an unofficial jump-off.
There was also an ATV freestyle demo with a metal ramp set up right in the middle of the sand car course.
We were amazed at the number of side-by-sides. The RZR XP is a popular model with duners.
The Zen Pro Girls Race Team put on an exhibition race Sunday that saw pairs of riders compete in a relay, switching every lap.
A woman competes in the ladies' barrel racing. A time bonus was awarded if the cowboy hat stayed on.
A music stage provided tunes and a place to dance for those brave enough.
Riders strutted their stuff even after the sun went down.
There are plenty of tricked out ATVs and even the occasional drag Jeep.
Riders line up grudge-match style and are timed through 300 feet with a 400-foot finish line.
This rider shows some great style during the men's barrel race.
Kids take part in the treasure hunt.
A bonfire lit up every night next to the mini track and music played constantly throughout the weekend.
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