Retrospective – 2014 TUSCC Prototype Race on the Streets of Long Beach (April 12)

The TUDOR United Sportscar Championship (TUSCC) series race on the streets of Long Beach was held in the mid-afternoon. The 100 minute race was won by Scott Pruett & Memo Rojas in the #01 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford EcoBoost/Riley. For something a bit different, decided to do illustrate this story with black and white images to better isolate the cars from the busy background. Hope you like the photos.

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Started the photo shoot with the pre-grid. Here’s Ed Brown or Johannes van Overbeek in #2 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b getting into position before the race (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 200mm, f/4.5, 1/1600, ISO 100)

2014 Long Beach (HC7A3962)The #31 Marsh Racing Corvette prototype with cockpit doors open and Eric Curran or Boris Said inside (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/4.5, 1/1000, ISO 100)

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Another shot of the #31 Marsh Racing Corvette prototype (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/4, 1/4000, ISO 100)

2014 Long Beach (HC7A3981)The #70 SpeedSource Mazda Prototype driven by Sylvain Tremblay or Tom Long (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/4.5, 1/1000, ISO 100)

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Driver seated in the shade and ready for the race (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 95mm, f2.8, 1/125, ISO 100)

HC7A4055Started the race photo shoot at Turn 7 so could get a shot of the prototypes racing down this short straight with buildings lining the streets of Long Beach (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 100)

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Continued onto the outside of Turn 3 so could get shots of the cars racing down the short Turn 1 to 2 straight and into the Turn 2 to 3 fountain area. Here’s John Pew or Oswaldo Negri Jr. in the #60 Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Ford EcoBoost/Riley (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Long Beach (222A7801)Ricky Taylor or Jordan Taylor in the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP racing into Turn 2 (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4L, f/11, 1/320, ISO 100)

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Entering Turn 2 with the #07 SpeedSource Mazda Prototype driven by Joel Miller or Tristan Nunez (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 200mm, f/5, 1/1000, ISO 100)

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The #90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette prototype driven by Richard Westbrook or Michael Valiante (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 200mm, f/5, 1/1000, ISO 100)

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Through Turns 2 to 3 with the #5 Action Express Racing Corvette prototype driven by Joao Barbosa or Christian Fittipaldi (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 200mm, f/16, 1/125, ISO 100)

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The #42 OAK Racing Nissan Morgan driven by Gustavo Yacaman or Alex Brundle (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 80mm, f/5.6, 1/800, ISO 100)

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