2015 – PWC GT Class Race 2 at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Mar 27 to 29)

Round 4 of the Pirelli World Challenge GT class was held mid-morning on the streets of St. Petersburg in Florida. Olivier Beretta in the #61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia won the race, with second place going to Nick Catsburg in the #25 Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo, and third to Kevin Estre in the #9 K-Pax Racing McLaren 650S GT3. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2015 – PWC GT Class Race 2 at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Mar 27 to 29)”

2015 – PWC GT Class Race 1 at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Mar 27 to 29)

Round three of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) GT class was held under sunny blue skies on the streets of St. Petersburg in Florida. Ryan Eversley won the race in the #43 RealTime Racing Acura TLX-GT. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC GT Class Qualifying at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Mar 27 to 29)

The Friday afternoon GT class qualifying session was held under rain conditions. There is always something “magical” about photographing race cars in wet weather conditions, with the lights reflecting off the track, water spray coming of the cars, and the droplets of rain caught going through the cars headlights by the cameras shutter. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2015 – PWC GT Class Qualifying at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Mar 27 to 29)”

2015 – PWC GT Class Practice at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Mar 27 to 29)

The GT Class practice session was held on Thursday under beautiful late afternoon light. Frank Montecalvo in the #66 DragonSpeed  Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS GT3 topped the practice sheet with a fastest lap of 1:13.877. Second fastest was Ryan Eversley in the #43 RealTime Racing Acura TLX-GT with a time of 1:13.951, and Kevin Estre in the #9 K-Pax Racing McLaren 650S GT3 at 1:14.324. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC GT Class Testing at the GP of St. Petersburg (Mar 27 to 29)

Rounds 3 and 4 of the GT class for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) was held on the streets of St. Petersburg in Florida. The picturesque 14 turn street circuit is about 2 miles in length and encompasses the beautiful harbor front, the Al Lang Stadium, Dali Museum, and part of the Albert Whitted Airport. First up is the Thursday afternoon test session. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – Indy Car Pre-race at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Mar 27 to 29)

The pre-race festivities on the front straight are always an exciting place to be with the teams getting the cars onto the grid, the crowd of excited fans, and everything else that goes on before the race start. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – Indy Car Warm-up at the Grand Prix of St Petersburg (Mar 27 to 29)

Warm-up was held at mid-day under sunny blue skies with the cars taking a few laps around the circuit for last minute checks. It was also a good opportunity to get some shots of the drivers and teams as they headed back to the paddock after the warm-up session. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – Indy Car Qualifying at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Mar 27 to 29)

Pole position went to Will Power in the #1 Team Penske Chevrolet with a time of 01:00.69 and speed of 106.77 mph around the streets of St. Petersburg. For the qualifying session stayed in the pits. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – Indy Car Practice at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Mar 27 to 29)

The opening round of the Verizon Indy Car series was held on the streets of St. Petersburg in Florida. The picturesque 14 turn street circuit is about 2 miles in length and encompasses the beautiful harbor front, the Al Lang Stadium, Dali Museum, and part of the Albert Whitted Airport. Will Power in the #1 Team Penske Chevrolet was at the top of the combined practice sessions with a time of 01:01.3621 and top speed of 105.603 mph after 74 laps. 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”