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By Roger Harnack
The Record-Times 

Course a challenge for racers


Last updated 4/6/2023 at 9:38am

Roger Harnack | The Record-Times

Kyle Achi of Sumner rids his 250cc KTM across the bridge over Crab Creek. He finished 20th in his class and 84th overall.

IRBY - This year's start line faced north, away from State Highway 28.

On the line, racers spread out a half-mile wide, awaiting the boom of a cannon and the ensuing cloud of pink smoke.

The 921 course took competitors on a northerly route through sagebrush to a slight left-hand turn through the first gate, which was only about 50 feet wide.

Once through, they raced down an embankment to Ott Road and Crab Creek. There, racers jostled for position to cross one of two, small makeshift foot-bridges.

During the first lap of the Desert 100, with hundreds of motorcycles reaching the bridges ju...

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