A couple of weekends ago went to Lime Rock Park for the Trans Am Memorial Day Classic. It was great to see and hear the roar of muscle cars including Camaro’s and Mustang’s. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2019 Trans Am at Lime Rock Park (May 24)”
The Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) Grand Prix of Lime Rock Park was held over the Memorial Day weekend. This was an action-packed weekend with a total of six races from five different classes, as well as practice and qualifying sessions. Was a busy few days, but a lot of fun. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2018 PWC Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park (May 25 to 28)”
This weekend is the season finale at Sonoma which will decide this years IndyCar Champion. Thought it would be a good time to look back at the penultimate race of the season at Watkins Glen International. Going into the IndyCar Grand Prix were eight drivers who had a mathematical chance of winning the championship. Of these drivers, Alexander Rossi in the #98 Andretti Herta Autosport w/Curb-Agajanian, would dominate the weekend with pole position and winning the race. This blog is about three days at the IndyCar Grand Prix. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2017 – IndyCar GP at Watkins Glen International (Aug 31 to Sep 1)”
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.
With the first week of the 101-st running of the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) over, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on Fernando Alonso during practice and qualifying for this famous motorsport race event. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2017 – In the Spotlight with Fernando Alonso During Practice and Qualifying for the Indy 500 (May 23)”
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)”
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.
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.
The 34th annual running of the Historic Festival was held at Lime Rock Park over the Labor Day weekend. The first two races for the nine groups of historic cars was held on Saturday (September 3). Hope you like the photos.
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.
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)”
The final blog from the month of May from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) is about the 100th Running of the Indy 500. A sellout crowd witnessed Alexander Rossi win this historic race in the #98 Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian. Being at the Indy 500 and the events leading up to this race was an experience of a lifetime. Many thanks to everyone who made this possible and for their help. Hope you like the photos.
The penultimate blog from the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) is about Carb Day (short for “Carburetion Day”) which is the final practice session before the Indy 500. Hope you like the photos.
Continue reading “2016 – Carb Day at the Indy 500 (May 27)”
The third blog from the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) is about Qualifications Day. This is the day when the nine drivers with the fastest four-lap qualification attempts are determined, who then take part in the Fast Nine Shootout for pole on Sunday. The other drivers participate on Sunday for qualifying positions 10 to 33. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2016 – Indy 500 Qualifications Day (May 21)”
The second blog from the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) is about Fast Friday which occurs the week before the Indy 500. Fast Friday refers to the final practice session before qualifying, since the fastest speeds are usually seen on this day. Will Power had the fastest lap of the day and reached a speed of 232.672 mph in the #12 Team Penske. Hope you like the photos.
Apologies for not posting blogs earlier, but May was a busy month with back-to-back Indy Car events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) that culminated in the 100th running of the Indy 500. The next few blogs will reflect on these events. First up is the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, with Simon Pagenaud winning this event for the second time. Hope you like the photos.
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.
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.
As the day progressed the rain from Hurricane Patricia subsided and the USGP at Circuit of the Americas started on a wet track Sunday afternoon (October 25). As the track dried, the race evolved into one of the best of the year. Lewis Hamilton won the race and championship in the #44 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team F1 W06 Hybrid. This was Hamilton’s third championship which tied him with his countryman Sir Jackie Stewart and the late Ayrton Senna. Being able to experience a championship winning race was an amazing experience. Hope you like the photos.
Hurricane Patricia reached landfall in Mexico and degraded into a tropical depression late Saturday (October 24). The aftermath of this hurricane was still being felt during the rain-curtailed Sunday morning qualifying. Nico Rosberg in the #6 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team F1 W06 Hybrid took pole position during Q2 with a time of 1:56.824. Lewis Hamilton was about a tenth of second behind with a time of 1:56.929 in the #44 Mercedes. Third quickest was Daniel Ricciardo in the Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB11 with a time of 1:57.969. Q3 was canceled due to worsening rain. Hope you like the photos.
Round 17 of the GTS class for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) was held at Laguna Seca in Salinas, California (September 10 to 13). This 11-turn road course is about 2.3 miles in length and is known for the iconic “Corkscrew” turn. The season finale was won by Kris Wilson in the #07 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4, with Jack Baldwin second in the #73 GTSport Racing Porsche Cayman S. The championship went to Michael Cooper from Blackdog Speed Shop, with Andrew Aquilante from Phoenix American Motorsports second, and Jack Baldwin from GTSport Racing third. Can’t wait for next year. Hope you like the photos.
GT Class round 15 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) was held on Sunday (August 2) at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course. Ryan Dalziel won GT class driving the #31 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3R. Bryan Heitkotter was first for GTA class in the #05 Always Evolving Racing Nissan GT-R-GT3. Teenager Austin Cindric had an impressive weekend for GTA class in the #25 Blancpain Racing Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 REX with pole position for the Saturday race and second place in Sunday’s race. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2015 – PWC GT Class Round 15 at Mid-Ohio (Aug 2)”
The Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) GT class practice at Mid-Ohio was held Friday evening (July 31). Due to the busy track schedule, this practice session was held later than usual, but was a great opportunity to get shots of the cars under low light conditions and in the shadows. Hope you like the photos.
The Honda Indy 200 was held Sunday afternoon (August 2) at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course. Graham Rahal in the #15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda won the race after 90 laps. Second was Justin Wilson in the #25 Andretti Autosport Honda and third was Simon Pagenaud in the #22 Team Penske Chevrolet. Hope you like the photos.
Warm-up for the Honda Indy 200 was held Sunday morning (August 2). For this session walked the pit lane to cover the teams getting their cars ready for the afternoon race. Hope you like the photos.
Qualifying for the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course was held on Saturday (August 1). Scott Dixon took pole position in the #9 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet with a fastest time of 01:04.5814 and speed of 125.869 mph. Second fastest was Will Power in the #1 Team Penske Chevrolet, and third fastest was Sebastien Bourdais in the #11 KVSH Racing Chevrolet. Hope you like the photos.
IndyCar practice was held on Friday and Saturday (August 1). Ryan Hunter-Reay in the #28 Andretti Autosport Honda topped the time-sheets with 01:06.5160 at a top speed of 122.208 mph after three practice sessions. Helio Castroneves in the #3 Team Penske Chevrolet was second fastest and third fastest was Jack Hawksworth in the #41 A.J. Foyt Enterprises Honda. Hope you like the photos.
The Honda Indy 200 was held at the picturesque Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course last weekend. The road course is about 2.4 miles long with 13 turns and is located in Lexington, Ohio. Different parts of the track are known as The Keyhole, China Beach, The Esses, Thunder Valley, and The Carousel. Over the next few blogs, hope to show you what its like to experience IndyCar at Mid-Ohio. First up is a walk around the paddock on Thursday (July 30) while the teams were setting up. Hope you like the photos.
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.
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)”
Round 9 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) GTS class was held Saturday (June 27) under sunny blue skies. Mark Wilkins won the race in the #38 Kinetic Motorsports/Kia Racing Kia Optima. Jack Baldwin was second in the #73 GTSport Racing Porsche Cayman S. Third went to Ben Clucas in the #36 Kinetic Motorsports / Kia Racing Kia Optima. Hope you like the photos.
The Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) GTS class testing and practice were held on Thursday and Friday (June 25 and 26). After Practice 2, Mark Wilkins in the #38 Kinetic Motorsports/Kia Racing Kia Optima topped the charts with a fastest lap of 2:17.831 at 105.729 mph. Second fastest was Jack Baldwin in the #73 GTSport Racing Porsche Cayman S, then Ben Clucas in the #36 Kinetic Motorsports / Kia Racing Kia Optima. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2015 – PWC GTS Class Testing and Practice at Road America (Jun 25 and 26)”