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2011 A Day in the Dirt Grand Prix in Photos II

Monday, December 12, 2011
Last week we dished out the first round of photos from the 14th annual A Day in the Dirt Motocross Grand Prix races at Pala Raceway in the 2011 A Day in the Dirt Grand Prix in Photos. Take a gander at even more pictures from behind the lens of photographer Kinney Jones in this photo report:
Although A Day in the Dirt is a more relaxed dirt bike race the competitive spirit is still strong.
Although A Day in the Dirt is a more relaxed dirt bike race compared to other events, the competitive spirit is still strong.
As always we are very impressed with the paint work and design of Troy Lee Designs gear including this Steve McQueen replica helmet.
As always we are impressed with the paint work of Troy Lee Designs gear including this Steve McQueen replica helmet.
Dean Wilson  left  chats with Ken Roczen  center  prior to the start of Sundays open pro race.
Dean Wilson (left) chats with Ken Roczen (center) prior to the start of Sunday’s open pro race.
Long-time Yamaha rider  Grant Langston competed this year at the controls of a new KTM 450 SX-F.
Long-time Yamaha rider, Grant Langston competed this year at the controls of a new KTM 450 SX-F.
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.
Ashley holds does the best she can with one arm at A Day in the Dirt.
Ashley holds does the best she can with one arm at A Day in the Dirt.
Taking spills is an inventible part of racing dirt bikes...
Taking spills is an inventible part of racing dirt bikes...
... But its how you deal with crashes that really counts.
... But it’s how you deal with crashes that really counts.
Troy Lee Designs Sheri Ridenour takes a well-deserved break from the office by racing her Honda CRF150R.
Troy Lee Designs’ Sheri Ridenour takes a well-deserved break from the office by racing her Honda CRF150R.
Off-road racing legend Rick Johnson  right  also raced this years A Day in the Dirt.
Off-road racing legend Rick Johnson (right) also raced this year’s A Day in the Dirt.
Jimmy Albertson and David Pingree share an emotional moment after winning Sundays Moto-A-Gogo team race.
Jimmy Albertson and David Pingree share an emotional moment after winning Sunday’s Moto-A-Gogo team race.
Troy Lee Designs motocross and Supercross rider Christian Craig leads Ken Roczen in Sundays open pro race.
Troy Lee Designs motocross and Supercross rider Christian Craig leads Ken Roczen in Sunday’s open pro race.
Ryan Hughes handily beat the field in Sundays final Coup de Grace race.
Ryan Hughes handily beat the field in Sunday’s final Coup de Grace race.
Ryan Hughes drives away with his prize after winning the Coup De Grace survival race.
Ryan Hughes drives away with his prize after winning the Coup De Grace survival race.
Enjoying an ice cold beer is a great reward after a day of dirt bike racing.
Enjoying an ice cold beer is a great reward after a day of dirt bike racing.
A number of vendors including Leatt and X Brand goggles offered gear for sale.
A number of vendors including Leatt and X Brand goggles offered gear for sale.
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Troy Lee's Day in the Dirt Grand Prix
Red Bull Honda team manager  Eric Kehoe  15   takes his turn battling with David Knight  101  in one of the fast-guy races.
I’ve got the throttle pinned as I plunge several stories into “The Pit.” The muffler has barely any affect on silencing the engine’s roar as I accelerate flat out in fourth gear. The suspension is pumping violently trying to keep pace with the onslaught of bumps and square-edged holes transmitted through the wheels. I try to hang on, staying low and anchoring my legs against the bike. In a split second, the handlebars are ripped from my hands by the force of a G-out and a rogue pothole. Out of sheer instinct I jam my legs deeper into the sides of the bike in a desperate attempt to hold on. I somehow manage to remain upright, regaining control. This barely into the start of my first lap... No, I’m not on some psycho Nitro Circus-sponsored death ride. I’m taking part in Troy Lee Designs Day in the Dirt Grand Prix...

Read all about it in the Troy Lee's Day in the Dirt Grand Prix
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