The Odessa Record -

Desert 100 race weekend draws crowd of thousands


Last updated 4/13/2018 at 3:42pm

--Photo courtesy of Susan Jensen.

The campsite for the motorcycle-racing weekend known as the Desert 100, located at the corner of Irby Road and Highway 28, covers several acres of Wes and Faye King's cattle pasture. The layout for the big race covers property belonging also to additional landowners.

For competitors and spectators at the 48th annual Desert 100 endurance race put on by the Stumpjumpers Motorcycle Club based in Mountlake Terrace, Wash., it was an exciting weekend. Race organizers opened the campsite at noon on Thursday, April 5, a day earlier than in previous years. Once again, the line to get in formed prior to the opening time as the early birds vied for the prime camping spots. Recreational vehicles and tents of all types and sizes converged at the corner of State Route 28 and Irby Road to establish a small, temporary city of approximately 5,000 inhabitants.

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