BARSTOW Barstow's Ellis family has been racing off-road since 1991, including Class 9 off-road, Class 1 unlimited, and now racing in a Class 1400 truck. The family recently took second place in the M.O.R.E. (Mojave Off-Road Racing Enthusiasts) New Year's 200 race, held on Jan 26 in Barstow.

Wayne Ellis - who owns Ellis Fence along with Shanon Ellis - also races motorcycles competitively, and won his series in a 2011 senior amateur event. The family will compete next in the Balls Out 250 on March 16, in the desert just outside Barstow.

Pictured in the back row, left to right: Spec. Thayne Szepi, Joe Vanek, Andrew Lindquist, Josh Lavoie, Bradley Ellis, Wayne Newman, Jerry Linebaugh, and Dave Klein. Front row: Andrew Ellis, Wayne Ellis, Nathan Ellis, Josh Kincaid, Sgt. Matt DePaul.