The ADAC MX Masters is a German motocross series aimed at boosting the sport's visibility and promoting young riders. It consists of three classes, the premier ADAC MX Masters class and two junior levels, the ADAC MX Youngster Cup and the ADAC MX Junior Cup. Last week riders muddied it up in Holzgerlingen, Germany.
The Birdsville Races, first held in 1882, are a two-day horse racing event held annually in September in the Channel Country of Central West Queensland, in Birdsville, Australia. The small town was originally known as Diamantina Crossing and was established in the 1800s as a center for stock routes for cattle country and as a customs collection point. Today it has a population of about 100 people. Photographer Sharon Chapman went Down Under to get up close and personal for this year's competition.
The Lumberjack World Championships, which began in 1960, showcase more than 21 events ranging from men's and women's logrolling to chopping to the pole climb. Over 100 contestants compete for more than $50,000 in cash prizes during the three-day event held in Hayward, Wis.