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Tim Farr Crash Photos

Photos by Susan Guadagnino

Our new found photo ace Susan Gaudagnino, recently shot a nasty crash sequence of multi-time national champ Tim Farr at the 2010 Steel City ATV MX National.

Always wanting to ride legendary Steel City Raceway, Tim decided he’s not getting any younger so he signed up for the Open A class and the +30 class.

For not riding very often Tim proved he’s still got that same silky smooth legendary ability that made the name Tim Farr such a household one in the ATV industry. With career counterpart and friend Mark Baldwin once again in his corner, Tim turned some heads one last time while finishing runner up in the first moto of the Open A class.

First turn mayhem in moto one of the +30 class would later cost Farr dearly. There have been several hard crashes in his long career, but none have injured him as bad as this one. After camping out in the ER for 15 long painful hours Tim had several surgeries in his right arm and right wrist, which swelled to the size of a tree trunk.

His humerus bone (the one between your shoulder and elbow) was broken in three places. The jagged break also tore his bicep muscle. A permanent plate was used to hold the bone back together. He’s now in a full cast from shoulder to hand. The upper portion of the cast will be removed in two weeks, but he will be in a wrist cast for three months. The worst of the injuries is a badly dislocated wrist. He will need multiple follow up surgeries on his wrist in a few months. He also has damaged nerves in his wrist so doctors performed carpel tunnel surgery before they wired his wrist back together.

As you’ll see in Susan’s outstanding photo sequence the crash reminds us of the risks we take in this great sport.
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Get well Tim and thanks for all the great memories.

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    16 thoughts on “Tim Farr Crash Photos

    1. Hey timmy. Get well buddy. It’s been along time since we were pros. And we don’t heel like we did 20 years ago. I broke my back last September on my crf in a pro am supercross race. And am just now ready to race again. Good luck it gets better.

    2. Hey timmy. Get well buddy. It’s been along time since we were pros. And we don’t heel like we did 20 years ago. I broke my back last September on my crf in a pro am supercross race. And am just now ready to race again. Good luck it gets better.

    3. Excellent photography! Sorry to see Tim get hurt. Hope he is feeling much better. Aron #174 blames everything on Randy #50, maybe he should look at picture sequence.

    4. Ahhh. this is terrible but TIm is quiet successful now in side-by-side racing and he gets to do it with his wife

    5. Terrible news, but Tim’s racing career was over long ago. I’m sure he could have hung in there like Gust and Byrd had it not been for chronic back problems.

      Get well soon, Tim!

    6. Even though this is exceptionally bad news, I’m glad Tim is “OK.”

      A full body cast is never cool, it sounds like he will pull through though!

      My best wishes and thoughts are with Tim and the rest of the Farr family.

      ATVScene, Please keep us updated!

    7. One of the greatest, glad I got to see him race. But it’s sad to see him hurt and not get the knowledge of being one of our sports greatest. Him and Doug Gust get no publicity and no acknowledgements for bringing this sport where it is today. Get well soon tim.

    8. Yeah, it suck that Tim didn’t get to race any on Sunday. What’s even worse is that Aron Reisig #174 on the 500r blamed Randy Hurst #50 for the wreck. When Randy got a bad holeshot. My husband was in the 3rd wreck on the left behind Tim. Bad day all around.

    9. I met Tim once in 06 at Echeconnee practicing a few weeks before the National. I had just got a new LT-R450 and Tim wanted to try it out at the end of the day. Of course i obliged. Tim is by far among among the nicest pro level riders i have met and spent time talking to. Hope you heal up well Tim.

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