Retrospective – 2014 PWC Race 2 at the Utah GP (September 13)

The last race of the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) season was held mid-afternoon under clear weather conditions at Miller Motorsports Park. Following the end of Round 16, Johnny O’Connell took the GT class championship, with the GT-A class going to Michael Mills, and GTS class to Lawson Aschenbach.  The GT class manufactures championship went to Cadillac, and Kia took the GTS class. Hope you like the photos.

2014 Miller (#54 Black Swan Racing Mercedes-Benz)For the mid-morning warm-up session went to the Turn 17 to 18 complex called The Attitudes. GT-A race class winner, Tim Pappas in the #54 Black Swan Racing Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS GT3 exiting Turn 18 (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 200mm, f/7.1, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (#02 TRG – AMR Aston Martin GT4)Turn 17 is a great part of the track to see the cars changing elevation as they speed into this downhill turn over the rubble strip, as shown here with Drew Regitz in the #02 TRG – AMR Aston Martin GT4 (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L, f/14, 1/320, ISO 100)

#2 CRP Racing Audi R8 LMS Ultra)#21 Global Motorsports Group Audi R8)Andrew Palmer in the #21 Global Motorsports Group Audi R8 speeding into the apex of the Turn 17 downhill (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L, f/8, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (#08 Dyson Racing )Butch Leitzinger in the #08 Dyson Racing Team Bentley V8 T leading its sister car through Turn 18 (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L, f/7.1, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (#1 Blackdog Speed Shop)GTS class championship winner Lawson Aschenbach in the #1 Blackdog Speed Shop Chevrolet Camaro leading its sister car through Turn 18 (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L, f/7.1, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (HC7A9818)After the warm-up session went to the paddock area for the drivers autograph session (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24mm f/1.4L, f/8, 1/200, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (Shea Racing Honda)Shea Holbrook (left) and P J Groenke (right) from Shea Racing Honda (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24mm f/1.4L, f/8, 1/100, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (PWC promotional girls)Lovely PWC promotional girls (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24mm f/1.4L, f/5.6, 1/100, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (HC7A9875)Before the afternoon race preparations got underway was able to get a GMG Racing team photo (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24mm f/1.4L, f/5.6, 1/100, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (#2 CRP Racing)Before the race started, took some quick photos of the pre-grid. Here are the Hawk Performance Promotional girls in front of the #2 CRP Racing Audi R8 LMS Ultra (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24mm f/1.4L, f/4, 1/2000, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (#20 Laguna Crown)Andy Lee getting ready for the race in the #20 Laguna Crown Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24mm f/1.4L, f/4, 1/6400, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (#21 Global Motorsports Group)James Sofronas and Andrew Palmer with the #21 Global Motorsports Group Audi R8 (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 102mm, f/20, 1/125, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (Race start)For the afternoon race went back to The Attitudes. Here’s the GT class championship winner Johnny O’Connell in the #3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac CTS-V Coupe leading a train of GT cars during the start of the race (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 200mm, f/11, 1/1000, ISO 320)

2014 Miller (Race start)GT class race winner Robert Thorne in the #6 K-PAX Racing McLaren 12C GT3 (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 200mm, f/11, 1/1000, ISO 320)

2014 Miller (#41 EFFORT Racing)On the way back to the podium took a shot of GT-A class championship winner Michael Mills in the #41 EFFORT Racing Porsche GT3R (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L, f/13, 1/320, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (222A2229)GTS class race winner Jack Baldwin with the #73 GTSport Racing Porsche Cayman S and team members on the from straight after the race (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24mm f/1.4L, f/8, 1/1600, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (HC7A9989)GT Winners Podium: Ryan Dalziel (second, left), Robert Thorne (first, center), Andy Pilgrim (third, right) (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/5.6, 1/1250, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (HC7A9977)GT-A Winners Podium: Marcelo Hahn (second, left), Tim Pappas (first, center), Michael Mills (third, right) (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/8, 1/400, ISO 100)

2014 Miller (HC7A9968)GTS Winners Podium: Lawson Aschenbach (second, right); Jack Baldwin (first, center), Drew Regitz (left) (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/8, 1/1250, ISO 100)

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4 thoughts on “Retrospective – 2014 PWC Race 2 at the Utah GP (September 13)

  1. Hi David, great images again! Perhaps you could add a little bit of fill flash on the podium shots, but the race images are excellent!

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