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Day in the Dirt Grand Prix Race at Pala Raceway

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Racers tear off the starting line during the 13th annual Troy Lee Designs Day in the Dirt Grand Prix.
Camaraderie and the opportunity to enjoy racing in a relaxed atmosphere is what brings people back year after year.
(Above) Racers tear off the starting line during the 2009 Troy Lee Designs Day in the Dirt Grand Prix race, (Below) Camaraderie and the opportunity to enjoy racing in a relaxed atmosphere is what brings people back year after year.
Hey all, I just received my entry form in the mail yesterday for this year’s Day in the Dirt motocross grand prix race. As always the race will be held Thanksgiving weekend. Unfortunately the normal venue, LACR has been permanently closed (read about it in the LACR Motocross Track Shuts Down article) which has forced organizers to settle on another track. Enter Pala Raceway.
 
While we’re sad to see LACR go, we’re excited that Pala has been chosen as the new site. It’s centrally located off Highway 78 near Temecula between Los Angeles and San Diego, California, which should help attract more participants to the event.

If you’ve never been to Pala yet, it’s a gigantic facility with a variety of tracks that offer riders of all skill levels a fun place to ride at. There’s also plenty of space so camping shouldn’t be as tight as it was at LACR last year, plus the weather is generally more mild during late fall.

Last year’s event was an absolute blast. As opposed to other dirt bike races, Day in the Dirt is more about motorcycling camaraderie than your typical race. Don’t get me wrong: everyone wants to beat the guy or gal next to them, but in the end it’s more about fun, bragging rights and hanging out with friends and family than anything else. Make sure to read our Troy Lee's Day in the Dirt Grand Prix feature to find out what the race is really about.

Whether you ride a 50cc mini-bike, a pre-1975 vintage, or a modern day 450, there is a class for you to compete in. To sign-up, check out the Day in the Dirt website. Entries are open until from now until November 19… and don’t wait until the last minute because many classes will sell out. See ya’ll there!
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