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Day In The Dirt 21

News By Jack English / 04 Feb 2019 / 0 Comments
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Day In The Dirt 21
Day In The Dirt 21 | Photo by Jack English

They call it the Woodstock of motocross - Day In The Dirt 21 by Red Bull. I showed up the night before and slept in my truck (I love my camper shell). Woke up around 6:30 and the track was like a ghost town. The first race goes at 7:30. So their I am standing on the track with nobody around - it's cold, foggy and oddly quite. I am completely a fish out of water here. I don't know much about MX, but I am a huge fan of watching and shooting it. (yes, I know how to ride when I was much younger I had a dirt bike)

If I was to explain this event to somebody who has never been imagine 8 hours straight of loud, in your face BRAAAAA racing! This event is for the hardcore mx fans - the ones that stay from start to finish.

So their I am on the track and I have my Canon EOS 1vhs, 600mm, 70-200mm and around 8 rolls of film. (I always only bring a certain amount of film that way I am more forced not to overshoot)

Next thing I know all the riders are on the grid lining up reving their engines - It's go time. I take my spot overlooking the first big turn with the oversized Glen Helen sign. A photographer walks up within a few feet of me and takes his position - I greet him and within minutes I realize it's Garth Milan. Holy sh_t - I'm shooting next to Garth Milan one of the best MX photographers and the co-founder of Transworld MX (rest in peace). Knowing I only have minutes to speak with him I try to get in as much as possible before the riders go. We talk fim, digital, magazine(s) camera gear and the next thing I know the riders are off - our cameras instantly get raised to our eyes and we simontanusley stop talking asthe riders go flying by - we got our first turn shot and say our goodbyes.

 Photos by Jack English 

Day In The Dirt 21 MX photos by Jack English Talon Hawkins vintage race Day In The DirtCaile Noble number 64 Fasthouse motocross riderMicah Davis Deus Ex Machina motocross rider number 118Reid Harper motocross rider number 16 Deus Caile Noble 64 racer fasthouse vintage raceTod Cram number 158 Deus motocross rider Talon Hawkins number 71 motocross Glen Helen raceway photos Day In The Dirt 21Ryan Difrancesco number 199 motocross racerRed Bull MX Day in the dirt motocross photosTalon Hawkins Red Bull Day In The Dirt 21 photosGlen Helen motocross photography by Jack EnglishFasthouse motocross rider 777Day In The Dirt Glen Helen Raceway picturesTalon Hawkins gesturing to his family, fans and friendsFly Racing number 75 450cc race Day In The DirtGreg "GT" Tomlinson number 5 Von Zipper mx racerMonti Smith Hell On Wheels MX riderJohn Hately racing Hell On Wheels MX Day In The Dirt

Riders: Micah Davis, Talon Hawkins, Caile Noble, Greg "GT" Tomlinson, Monti Smith, Reid Harper, Ryan Difrancesco, Tod Cram Sponsors: Fasthouse, Bell, 805, Born and Bred, BrandX Stunts, KMC, Hell On Wheels, Hollwyood MC, Scosohg
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