After a months break, the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) series headed over the border to Canada, then back to the USA for Mid-Ohio, Sonoma, and the season finale at Miller. Congratulations to Johnny O’Connell (GT), Michael Mills (GT-A), Lawson Aschenbach (GTS), Cadillac (GT), and Kia (GTS) for winning their respective championships. Hope you like the photos.
What I really like about the PWC is how different classes are competing in the same race. This makes for opportunities to capture close racing, as shown here with Buz McCall in the #72 GTSport Racing Porsche Cayman S and an Audi R18 in hot pursuit.
During one of the afternoon sessions I decided to try something different (at least for me) and shot into the sun to capture a “silhouette” of the #21 Global Motorsports Group Audi R8 driven by Andrew Palmer.
At the end of August the penultimate race was held at Sonoma Raceway in California. During the race weekend an earthquake reminded us of the natural forces that helped create the beautiful rolling hills that form part of this race track.
Watching the cars speed up the Sonoma hills was a sight to behold, as shown here with Lawson Aschenbach in the #1 Blackdog Speed Shop Chevrolet Camaro who won one of the GTS class races over the weekend.
From the top of the hill, you have a great view of the cars speeding across this part of the raceway with the beautiful Sonoma Valley in the background, as shown with Henrik Hedman in the #10 DragonSpeed Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia.
At the end of September the season finale was held at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah. Panning with the car against the mountains, resulted in a “pastel-like” background, as shown here with James Sofronas in the #14 Global Motorsports Group Audi R8 Ultra.
In closing, I’d like to thank those who made my rookie motorsport photography year possible and who gave me the opportunity to “live my dream”. In particular GTSport Racing, Motorsport.com, PWC, Sports Car Club of America, other photographers, track staff, and safety workers; and especially my wife.
Dreams do come true, thank you for letting me share mine.