Go Fast, Turn Left!

I went to a off road race a couple weeks ago sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Four Wheel Drive Association; haven’t been to one in a long time but it was still loads of fun! I used to go to these almost every other weekend with my dad when we had our race truck, but he had some shoulder issues which prevented him from racing, and I just didn’t have the time to keep racing while in school, so we wound up selling it.

Took a few images throughout the weekend, but really didn’t have much time to shoot as we were running the barrel course. For everyone who doesn’t know how barrel racing works, I’ll give a quick explanation. It is very similar to barrel racing on horses; there are 3 barrels set up in a triangle, and the racer starts in a gate lined up with the center barrel:

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Starting Gate

The object is to make a full circle around each barrel and make it back into the gate as fast as possible, hence the title “Go fast, turn left!”

Anyway, here are a few pictures from the race, enjoy! 🙂

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