OBSTACLE RACIN', SAND DRAGGIN' FUN
Observer photos/RAENELLE KWOCK
Frank Holdran of Moses Lake, Wash., competes in the sand drags race at the 27th annual Starkey 4x4 off-road races Friday. A competitor in the obstacle course whips around the turn kicking up dust. Stan Case speeds up in "Old Lester" and hops in the obstacle course. The races continue today. Gate fees for adults are $7, $3 for 8-to-12-year-olds and free for 7 and younger. The spectator day pit pass is $5. It is about 24 miles to Starkey from La Grande. Take the Ukiah exit No. 252 off Interstate 84 to Starkey and follow signs from the store to the site. Spectators will see bracket drags, obstacle course racing, Big Buck Shoot Out, pee wee drags and mud bogs today.