The 15th annual A Day In The Dirt Grand Prix kicked off today at Glen Helen Raceway Park. Friday traditionally hosts only the Troy Lee Designs Happy Hour practice sessions, but in recent years it has also played host to the SoCal Reunion Race, which pits old racers from the Indian Dunes, Saddleback, and Carlsbad against one another in a fun reunion of sorts.
This year, the FMF Two-Stroke Revival race made its debut in the Friday program, and well over 100 two-stroke die hards showed up to compete. Most notable in the crowd was Jeremy McGrath, who dusted off his 1994 Honda CR250R championship bike for some fun laps. Sean Collier toped the pro two-stroke field aboard a Kawasaki KX500, leading McGrath and the rest home.
A great battle at the front of the pack in the SoCal Reunion race saw Jeff Matiasevich and Ricky Johnson trade the lead repeatedly. In the end, it was the original Bad Boy who prevailed.