Retrospective – 2014 PWC Race 1 at the Utah GP (September 12)

The penultimate race for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) season started late Friday afternoon under sunny skies, with several drivers and manufacturers having the opportunity to take their respective championship titles.  Round 15 of the GT class was won by Guy Smith in the#88 Dyson Racing Team Bentley V8 T. Michael Mills in the #41 EFFORT Racing Porsche GT3R took first place in the GT-A class, and Nick Esayian in the #34 TRG – AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4 won GTS class. Hope you like the photos.

2014 Miller (PWC flag girls)Started my photoshoot behind the front straight garage area to get shots of the cars being readied for the pre-race grid. As I was walking to this area saw the lovely PWC Flag girls (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 123mm, f/4, 1/160, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (#54 Black Swan Racing Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS GT)The chrome livery on the #54 Black Swan Racing Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS GT3 always looks great (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 185mm, f/2.8, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (#73 GTSport Racing Porsche Cayman S)The #36 Kia Racing/Kinetic Motorsports Kia Optima and #73 GTSport Racing Porsche Cayman S (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 50mm f/1.2L, f/8, 1/250, ISO 100)

#99 JCR Motorsports Audi R8 LMS: Jeff Courtney The #99 JCR Motorsports Audi R8 LMS parked and ready for action (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 50mm f/1.2L, f/2.5, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (222A1773)“Ready to race” with Mike Skeen in the #2 CRP Racing Audi R8 LMS Ultra (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 50mm f/1.2L, f/2.8, 1/200, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (222A1806)The cars rolling onto the front straight to get into there grid positions. Here with Walt Bowlin in the #23 M1 Racing Audi R8 Ultra (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 50mm f/1.2L, f/7.1, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (Capaldi Racing Flag Girl)A lovely Capaldi Racing Flag Girl during pre-race activities on the front straight (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 50mm f/1.2L, f/2.8, 1/800, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (GT race start)Race start on the front straight (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L, f/8, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (#88 Dyson Racing Team Bentley Bentley V8 T)GT class winner Guy Smith in the #88 Dyson Racing Team Bentley Bentley V8 T (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L, f/8, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (#34 TRG – AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4)Nick Esayian won the GTS class in the #34 TRG – AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4 (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L, f/8, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (#41 EFFORT Racing Porsche GT3R)GT-A class winner Michael Mills in the #41 EFFORT Racing Porsche GT3R (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 200mm, f/7.1, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (222A1896)GT Winners Podium: Johnny O’Connell (second, left), Guy Smith (first, center), and Butch Leitzinger (third, right) (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/6.3, 1/1250, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (GT-A winners)GT-A Winners Podium: Mareclo Hahn (second, left) and Michael Mills (winner, center), and Alex Welch (third, right) (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/5.6, 1/800, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (222A1863)GTS Winners Podium: Jack Baldwin (second, left), Nick Esayian (first center), and Drew Regitz (third, right) (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/6.3, 1/1600, ISO 100)

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