2017 – Seeing the Light at Lime Rock Park (Jul 27)

Last weekend the IMSA Northeast Grand Prix was held at Lime Rock Park, which is situated in the foothills of the beautiful Berkshire Mountains in Connecticut. The circuit is tree-lined, with many elevation changes, which provide opportunities to find locations with unique angles and lighting conditions. This blog is about “seeing the light at Lime Rock Park”. Hope you like the photos.

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2017 – Seeing the Six Hours of the Glen at 500mm or more (Jul 6)

Last weekend went to the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen International to see friends, watch the IMSA race, and to practice my motorsport photography. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2017 – Seeing the Six Hours of the Glen at 500mm or more (Jul 6)”

2017 – Day to Night at the 12 Hours of Sebring (Mar 18)

The 65th annual running of the 12 Hours of Sebring and second round of the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship was held on March 18. The #10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R Cadillac DPi with Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor, and Alexander Lynn took top honors after 12 hours of racing. For this blog I’ve chronicled my race day experiences to give to you an idea what’s its like to be here from morning to night. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2017 – Day to Night at the 12 Hours of Sebring (Mar 18)”

2017 – Practice, Drivers, and Qualifying for the 12 Hours of Sebring (Mar 17)

Friday practice for the 65th running of the 12 Hours of Sebring was held under beautiful blue skies. This was my first race for 2017, and was very excited to be here for this classic sports car endurance race. Hope you like the photos.

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2016 – Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta (Oct 1)

The 19th running of Petit Le Mans was held at Road Atlanta on October 1. Olivier Pla, John Pew, and Oswaldo Negri Jr. won this 10 hour endurance race in the #60 Michael Shank Racing Honda HPD Ligier JS P2. Eric Curran and Dane Cameron took the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with fourth place in the #31 Action Express Racing Corvette DP, with Simon Pagenaud. This was a fitting way to end the season, since this would be the last time Daytona Prototypes would compete in this series. Had a great time photographing under the different light conditions from day to night. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2016 – Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta (Oct 1)”

2016 – Practice and qualifying at Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta (Sep 30)

On Friday (September 30) the WeatherTech Sportscar Championship cars were on track for their final practice and qualifying sessions for Petit Le Mans. The #60 Michael Shank Racing took pole position for Prototype class and GTLM pole went to the #67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing. Pole positions for GTD and Prototype Challenge classes went to the #33 Riley Motorsports and the #52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports, respectively. Hope you like the photos.

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2016 – Practice from day to night at Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta (Sep 29)

Day two at Road Atlanta would see the WeatherTech Sportscar Championship cars on the track for three practice sessions. Practice one was in the morning, second practice in the afternoon, and the third was at night. This was a great opportunity to explore the track and to get shots of the cars from day to night. Hope you like the photos.

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2016 – The Northeast GP Lime Rock Park (Jul 23)

Saturday July 23 was race day for the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship Northeast GP at Lime Rock Park. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner won GTLM class in the #4 Corvette C7.R, which gave Corvette Racing its 100th sports car victory. Hope you like the photos.

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2016 – Day 2 at the Northeast GP Lime Rock Park (Jul 22)

The second day at the Northeast GP at Lime Rock Park (July 22) was a busy day with back-to-back morning and afternoon practice sessions and qualifying for the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship and Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge. Hope you like the photos.

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2016 – Day 1 at the Northeast GP Lime Rock Park (Jul 21)

Round 8 of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship was held at Lime Rock Park at the end of July. Lime Rock Park is a beautiful 1.5 mile natural-terrain road course set in the hills of Lakeville, Connecticut. The next few blogs will take a look back at this event. First up is the paddock load in day. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2016 – Day 1 at the Northeast GP Lime Rock Park (Jul 21)”

2016 – Mobil 1 Sportscar GP at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Jul 7 to 10)

Its been a few weeks since my last blog, but now have a chance to take a look back at round 7 of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship that was held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) in early July. CTMP (aka Mosport) is a beautiful natural terrain 2.5 mile road course located in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. The 2 hour 40 minute race was won by Dane Cameron and Eric Curran in the #31 Action Express Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype. Hope you like the photos.

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2016 – Day 2 at the Six Hours of the Glen (Jul 3)

Sunday, July 3rd, was race day for the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship at Watkins Glen International (WGI). After 197 laps, the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen was won by João Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi in the #5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP. Covered the grid fan walk and race from the “spectators” side of the fence. Hope you like the photos.

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2016 – Day 1 at the Six Hours of the Glen (Jul 2)

A couple of weeks ago my wife and I met some friends at Watkins Glen International (WGI) for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen. WGI, also known as the mecca of North American racing, is located in the Finger Lakes district in upstate New York. Spent the day covering the WeatherTech Championship practice, paddock, and qualifying; and the Lamborghini Trofeo race from the “spectators” side of the fence. Hope you like the photos.

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2016 – 64th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours at Sebring International Raceway (Mar 19)

The 12 Hours of Sebring started under overcast skies on Saturday March 19th at Sebring International Raceway.  Over the course of this endurance race we experienced sun, rain, light, and dark.  This blog is about my experience covering the race from the spectator side of the fence. Hope you like the photos.

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2016 – Day 3 Morning Warm-up and Paddock at Sebring International Raceway (Mar 19)

The 64th annual running of the 12 Hours of Sebring was held on Saturday March 19th at Sebring International Raceway.  Over the course of this classic endurance race we experienced sun, rain, light, and dark. We also witnessed how the overall winning team won there second consecutive race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship taking the so-called 36 Hours of Florida. This blog is about my experience at the “12 hours of Sebring” (actually about 15 hours) from the spectator side of the fence. First up is morning warm-up and the paddock. Hope you like the photos.

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2016 – Day 2 at Sebring International Raceway (Mar 18)

Friday was my second day at Sebring International Raceway. For the morning sessions, headed over to the outside of the front straight near the entry to Turn 1. For the rest of the day explored the inside of Turns 16 through 14, then cut over to the outside of Turns 2 to 4 in the afternoon. Was a good day to explore the circuit with all the track action ranging from Porsche GT3 Cup and Continental Tire Challenge races to the WeatherTech Championship practice and qualifying sessions. Hope you like the photos.

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2016 – Day 1 at Sebring International Raceway (Mar 17)

After a long winter hiatus, it was great to get back to the race track last week for the 12 Hours of Sebring and to catch up with friends. This event is held at Sebring International Raceway which is one of America’s classic sportscar racing tracks with 17 turns over a length of about 3.7 miles. Its been a couple of years since I last visited this track, and was glad to make it back for the 12 Hour race. The next few blogs will be about my daily experiences at the track and what its like to get photographs from the spectator side of the fence. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2016 – Day 1 at Sebring International Raceway (Mar 17)”

2015 – TUDOR United Sportscar Championship at Lime Rock Park (Jul 25)

IMSA returned to Lime Rock Park for the Northeast Grand Prix. The beautiful natural terrain track is about 1.5 miles in length and is situated in the Berkshire mountains in Lakeville, Connecticut. The PC Prototypes and GT Daytona (GTD) classes of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (TUSCC) competed in the Saturday afternoon race. PC class was won by Mike Guasch and Tom Kimber-Smith in the #52 ORECA FLM09. Michael Marsal and Dane Cameron won the GTD class in the #97 Turner Motorsport BMW Z4. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Lime Rock Park (Jul 25)

IMSA returned to Lime Rock Park for the Northeast Grand Prix. The beautiful natural terrain track is about 1.5 miles in length and is situated in the Berkshire mountains in Lakeville, Connecticut. The GS and ST classes of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) competed in the Saturday morning race. Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson won the GS class in the #15 Ford Ford Shelby GT350R-C. ST class was won by Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer in the #5 ModSpace Mazda MX-5. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2015 – Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Lime Rock Park (Jul 25)”

2015 – Part 2 Of TUSCC at the Detroit Chevrolet Sports Car Classic (May 29 to 31)

2015 Detroit (222A4303)The second part of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship (TUSCC) at Detroit Belle Isle covers qualifying and the warm-up sessions. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – Part 1 of TUSCC at the Detroit Chevrolet Sports Car Classic (May 29 to 31)

The Tudor United SportsCar Championship (TUSCC) prototype and GTD class cars were at Detroit Belle Isle for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic. Eric Curran and Dane Cameron in the #31 Action Express Racing Corvette was the overall and P class winner.  PC class was won by Renger van der Zande and Mirco Schultis in the #8 Starworks Motorsport ORECA FLM09. Ian James and Mario Farnbacher in the #23 Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT America won GTD class. Here’s a photo story on the paddock, practice and qualifying sessions that led up to the race. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2015 – Part 1 of TUSCC at the Detroit Chevrolet Sports Car Classic (May 29 to 31)”

2015 – TUSCC Race at the Grand Prix of Long Beach (Apr 17 to 19)

The Tudor United Sports Car Championship (TUSCC) race on the streets of Long Beach was held Saturday afternoon under beautiful sunny skies. A field of 17 Daytona Prototypes (DP) and GT Le Mans (GTLM) cars raced for just over an hour and a half. After 78 laps the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP was first overall and the #25 BMW Team RLL BMW Z4 GTE won the GTLM class. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – TUSCC Qualifying at the Grand Prix of Long Beach (Apr 17 to 19)

The Tudor United Sports Car Championship (TUSCC) qualifying session was held late Friday afternoon. The #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP qualified with a best time of 1:14.790 and top speed of 94.729 mph. For GTLM class, the #25 BMW Team RLL BMW Z4 GTE topped the charts with a time of 1:17.268 and speed of 91.691 mph. It was a wonderful afternoon for photography under some beautiful late afternoon light. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – TUSCC Practice at the Grand Prix of Long Beach (Apr 17 to 19)

Round 3 of the Tudor United Sportscar Championship (TUSCC) was held on the streets of Long Beach, California. The prototypes and GTLM cars would race next day on this two mile street circuit held through the city streets that surround the Long Beach Convention Center, Shoreline Drive, and the waterfront.  In the Friday morning practice session, the #31 Action Express Racing Corvette DP topped the practice time sheets with a best time of 1:16.063 at 93.144 mph. The #62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F458 Italia had a fastest time of 1:18.725 and speed of 89.994 mph for the GTLM class. Hope you like the photos.

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2014 Sebring to Lime Rock Park – Part One of My Motorsport Photography Year

At this time of year its natural to look back at what you have done, reflect on lessons learnt, be thankful for what you have, and look forward to next year. In some ways 2014 was the first year of my motorsports photography “apprenticeship”. I learnt a lot this year in terms of refining technique, seeing “light and shadows”, composition, and planning. But most importantly, it was experiencing what happens behind the scenes at race car events and meeting the people who make these events happen. Was lucky to have experienced different race series from sprint and endurance sportscar racing to open wheel racing. Special thanks to my wife who let me go away on my race car photography weekends, GTSport Racing, Motorsport.com, North American Sportscar, other photographers, race organizers and staff who helped me this year. Here’s part one of my motorsports photography year. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2014 Sebring to Lime Rock Park – Part One of My Motorsport Photography Year”

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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Retrospective – 2014 TUSCC Prototypes Qualifying on the Streets of Long Beach (April 11)

The qualifying session for the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship (TUSCC) series on the streets of Long Beach was held in the late afternoon. The low light and long shadows helped to create a lot of contrast on the track. Hope you like the photos.

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Retrospective – 2014 TUSCC Prototype Practice and Paddock on the Streets of Long Beach (April 11)

Round 3 of the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship (TUSCC) series on the streets of Long Beach was another event that I didn’t have time to write photo stories about earlier this year. The next few photo stories will be on the prototypes, then the GT sports cars which raced on this famous street circuit. Hope you like the photos.

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