Red Bull's Day in the Dirt rolled through SoCal last weekend at Glen Helen Raceway. The three-day event runs each Thanksgiving weekend and celebrates the camaraderie of dirt bikes, along with uniting the Hollywood stunt, film, and motorcycling industries. Racers from all over the world came out for a weekend of fun, including races on a long 3-or-so mile grand prix track.

The first annual XR100 World Championship ran Friday night, followed by the Hell on Wheels MC club hosting separate TT and flat-track races. In between the racing action, folks camped, grilled, and shared tall tales around the light of campfires. Check out some of our favorite photos from the event and see everyone next year.

A Day in the Dir
The Hollywood stunt, film, and motorcycle industry come together every year to celebrate all things dirt bikes Thanksgiving weekend at the Red Bull Day in the Dirt.Max Mandell
girl holding beer in a wheelchair
Racers race, campers camp, and fun is had by all at the annual Day in the Dirt grand prix race.Max Mandell
people at a party
After a fun day of racing, it’s party time.Max Mandell
crazy costume at day in the dirt party
Crazy costumes and general debauchery are highly encouraged at Day in the Dirt.Max Mandell
off road racer
An Australian off-road and enduro racer took part in the event, in order to get more seat time for the Dakar Rally in January.Max Mandell
dirt bike racer going through covered tunnel
Contrary to the high-stress, ultra-competitive motocross racing scene, Day in the Dirt is all about fun and bragging rights.Max Mandell
minibikes lined up in the dirt
A variety of minibikes came out of the woodwork for the first annual XR100 World Championships sponsored by 805 Beer.Max Mandell
dirt bike racing in Glen Helen
As usual, the run-what-ya-brung two-stroke class proved to be one of the biggest and most popular races of the day.Max Mandell
moto cross riding through pipes
The Day in the Dirt course was a long 3-mile-ish course that used parts of the motocross track and the surrounding hillside.Max Mandell
Flat Track racing
The Hell on Wheels MC club hosted separate TT and flat-track races Saturday night.Max Mandell
Motorcycling at Day in the Dirt
The Day in the Dirt event harkens back to a time when rules were few and life was all about motorcycling and having a good time.Max Mandell
Motocross grand prix on the asphalt
An asphalt section was incorporated into the racecourse—a key ingredient for this motocross grand prix.Max Mandell
Motocross bike engine
Ride ’em hard and put ’em away wet. That’s the mantra at the annual Day in the Dirt motocross grand prix races.Max Mandell
old dirt bike at day in the dirt
If you like old dirt bikes, you’re going to see a lot of them at Day in the Dirt.Max Mandell
people sitting around the campfire at night
Bench racing and exchanging tall tales by the campfire is just one part of the Day in the Dirt event.Adam Waheed
Motorcyclists camping overnight
Camping overnight is key at the Red Bull Day in the Dirt. Lance Campers make for a more cozy and enjoyable experience.Bert Beltran