2015 – Sunday PWC GT Class at Road America (Jun 28)

Round 13 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) GT/GTA/GT Cup class was held Sunday afternoon (June 28). JD Davison  in the #33 Always Evolving Racing Nissan GT-R-GT3 won the race. GTA class was won by Frank Montecalvo in the #66 DragonSpeed Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS GT3 and GT-Cup was won by Colin Thompson in the #11 Kelly-Moss Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – Saturday PWC GT Class at Road America (Jun 27)

On Saturday morning (June 27) the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) and North America Sportscar held “Caffeine & Octane” at the RealTime Team paddock. This was a great way to meet the drivers while having a cup of coffee. Later that morning, the GT/GTA/GT-Cup classes held their warm-up session for the afternoon race. Round 12 was won by Chris Dyson in the #16 Bentley Team Dyson Racing Bentley Continental GT3. GTA class was won by Frank Montecalvo in the #66 DragonSpeed Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS GT3 and GT-Cup was won by Colin Thompson in the #11 Kelly-Moss Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – Friday PWC GT Class at Road America (Jun 25 to 28)

Friday was a busy day for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC), with qualifying in the morning and the make-up GT-GTA race from Detroit in the afternoon. Round 11 was won by Tomas Enge in the #25 Blancpain Racing Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2. 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 – Indy Car Dual in Detroit Race 2 (May 29 to 31)

The IndyCar Dual in Detroit Race 2 was held Sunday afternoon under overcast skies on a wet track. After 68 laps, Sebastien Bourdais won the race in the #11 KVSH Racing Chevrolet. Second was Takuma Sato in the #14 A.J. Foyt Enterprises Honda and Graham Rahal in the #15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda was third. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – Indy Car Sunday Qualifying at the Detroit Belle Isle GP (May 29 to 31)

Sunday morning qualifying for the IndyCar Dual in Detroit 2 was abandoned about half-way through the session due to heavy rain.  Championship point standings were used to set the starting positions for the afternoon race. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2015 – Indy Car Sunday Qualifying at the Detroit Belle Isle GP (May 29 to 31)”

2015 – Indy Car in Black and White with the Dual in Detroit Race 1 (May 29 to 31)

The IndyCar Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race 1 was held Saturday afternoon under overcast skies and wet conditions. After 47 of the scheduled 70 laps, the race was red flagged due to bad weather. Carlos Munoz won his first IndyCar race in the #26 Andretti Autosport – HVM Racing Honda. Marco Andretti in the #27 Andretti Autosport Honda was second and Simon Pagenaud in the #22 Team Penske Chevrolet was third. This photo story will be in black and white to reflect the bad weather conditions that we experienced during the race. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – Indy Car Saturday Practice at the Detroit Belle Isle GP (May 29 to 31)

Saturday morning practice for the IndyCar Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race 1 was held under sunny blue skies. These weather conditions would be in contrast to the weather conditions that were experienced later in the day. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – Indy Car Paddock at the Detroit Belle Isle GP (May 29 to 31)

Rounds 7 and 8 of the Indy Car series were held on Belle Isle in Detroit (the motor city), Michigan. The street circuit is about 2.35 miles in length and has 14 turns. Arrived at the track on Thursday afternoon, and walked the paddock to watch the teams prepare their cars for practice on Friday. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC GT Race 2 at Mosport (May 15 to 17)

GT Class Race #2 for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was held Sunday mid-afternoon. Johnny O’Connell in the #3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac ATS-VR GT3 won the race. This was a “clean sweep” of the weekend races for Johnny O’Connell. Butch Leitzinger and Chris Dyson in the #20 and #16 Bentley Team Dyson Racing Bentley Continental GT3s were second and third, respectively. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – Jack Baldwin Wins PWC GTS Race 2 at Mosport (May 15 to 17)

GTS Class Race #2 for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was held Sunday morning under sunny blue skies. Jack Baldwin had a great race win in the #73 GTSport Racing Porsche Cayman S. Second went to Kurt Rezzetano in the #37 Phoenix American Motorsports Ford Mustang and Michael Cooper in the #10 Blackdog Speed Shop Chevrolet Z28 was third. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC GT Race 1 at Mosport (May 15 to 17)

GT Class Race #1 for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was held Saturday afternoon under overcast skies. Johnny O’Connell in the #3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac ATS-VR GT3 won the race after 25 laps. Second was Kevin Estre in the #9 K-Pax Racing McLaren 650S GT3 and third was Butch Leitzinger in the #20 Bentley Team Dyson Racing Bentley Continental GT3. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC GTS Race 1 at Mosport (May 15 to 17)

GTS Class Race #1 for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was held Saturday morning under overcast skies. Kurt Rezzetano in the #37 Phoenix American Motorsports Ford Mustang won the race after 29 laps. Second went to Max Riddle in the #07 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4, and third went to Jack Baldwin in the #73 GTSport Racing Porsche Cayman S. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC Qualifying at Mosport (May 15 to 17)

The Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) qualifying at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was held on Friday, with GTS class near noon and GT mid-afternoon.

In GTS class, Max Riddle in the #07 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4 took pole position with a time of 1:23.717 and speed of 105.742 mph. Not far behind were Kurt Rezzetano in the #37 Phoenix American Motorsports Ford Mustang and Jack Baldwin in the #73 GTSport Racing Porsche Cayman S.

For GT class qualifying, Johnny O’Connell in the #3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac ATS-VR GT3 took pole position with a time of 1:15.296 and speed of 117.568 mph. Second fastest was Olivier Beretta in the #61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia, then Butch Leitzinger in the #20 Bentley Team Dyson Racing Bentley Continental GT3.

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2015 – PWC GT Practice at Mosport (May 15 to 17)

GT Class practice for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) was held early Friday morning. Fastest in practice was Olivier Beretta in the #61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia with a time of 1:15.966 and speed of 116.531 mph. Mike Skeen in the #2 CRP Racing Audi R8 was second fastest and Butch Leitzinger in the #20 Bentley Team Dyson Racing Bentley Continental GT3 was third fastest. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC GTS Practice at Mosport (May 15 to 17)

GTS class practice for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) at Canadian Motorsport Park was held late Thursday afternoon under sunny blue skies and beautiful light. Mark Wilkins in the #38 Kinetic Motorsports/Kia Racing Kia Optima topped the practice time-sheets with the fastest lap of 1:24.586 at 104.655 mph. Second on the on the time-sheet was Max Riddle in the #07 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4 and third was Kurt Rezzetano in the #37 Phoenix American Motorsports Ford Mustang. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC Testing at Mosport (May 15 to 17)

The Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) headed to Ontario Canada to be part of the Victoria Day Speedfest at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (also known as Mosport) during the middle of May. The 10-turn natural terrain track is about 2.5 miles long. This is one of the most beautiful circuits I’ve been to with its elevation changes, variety of turns, and long straight set amongst grass-covered hills and trees. This was my first time to Mosport, and must thank all the photographers and staff who helped me, especially the Canadian phototogs! Arrived at the track in time to cover the Thursday afternoon GT and GTS test sessions. Hope you like the photos.

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

Round 5 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) for the GT/GTA/GT Cup Class was held late Sunday afternoon on the streets of Long Beach, California. Olivier Beretta in the #61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia won the GT class. GTA class went to Michael Lewis in the #41 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3R, and Mitch Landry in the #97 Landry Racing Porsche 991 GT3 Cup took the top GT Cup honors. Hope you like the photos.

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

The Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) qualifying session was held early Saturday morning on the streets of Long Beach. Olivier Beretta in the #61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia was top qualifier with a time of 1:19.31 and speed of 89.33 mph. Robert Thorne was second fastest with a time of 1:19.51 in the #6 K-Pax Racing McLaren 650S GT3. Team mate Kevin Estre was third fastest in the #9 K-Pax Racing McLaren 650S GT3 with a time of 1:19.56. Hope you like the photos.

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

The GT/GTA/GT Cup class cars of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) headed west for the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Practice was held mid-morning on Friday under sunny blues skies. Peter Cunningham in the #42 RealTime Racing Acura TLX-GT was fastest in the GT class. Frank Montecalvo in the #66 DragonSpeed  Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS GT3 was the fastest in GTA, and fastest in GT Cup class was Colin Thompson in the #11 Kelly-Moss Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car. Hope you like the photos.

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

Race three of the Verizon Indy Car series started around 1.30 pm on the streets of Long Beach under beautiful blue skies. After 80 laps, Scott Dixon in the #9 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet won the race. Helio Castroneves in the #3 Team Penske Chevrolet was second and  Juan Pablo Montoya in the #2 Team Penske Chevrolet was third. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2015 – Indy Car Race at the Grand Prix of Long Beach (Apr 17 to 19)”

2015 – Indy Car Pre-Race at the Grand Prix of Long Beach (Apr 17 to 19)

The pre-race festivities before each Indy Car race are an exciting time for race fans to walk the front straight and pit lane, get close to the cars being prepared for the race, and to see the drivers at the race day introductions. The pre-race at Long Beach was no exception. Hope you like the photos.

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

The Indy Car qualifying session was held mid-afternoon, and Helio Castroneves in the #3 Team Penske Chevrolet was fastest with a time of 01:06.63 at a top speed of 106.33 mph. Second fastest was Juan Pablo Montoya in the #2 Team Penske Chevrolet, then Scott Dixon in the #9 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet. Hope you like the photos.

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

The Saturday Indy Car practice session was held mid-morning and lasted for 45 minutes in preparation for the afternoon qualifying. After this final practice session, Josef Newgarden in the #67 CFH Racing Chevrolet was fastest, followed by Simon Pagenaud in the #22 Team Penske Chevrolet, and Gabby Chaves in the #98 Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Honda. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2015 – Indy Car Saturday Practice at the Grand Prix of Long Beach (Apr 17 to 19)”

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

The third round of the Indy Car series was held on the streets of Long Beach, California. The practice sessions were held over Friday and Saturday.  Josef Newgarden in the #67 CFH Racing Chevrolet topped the practice sessions with a best time of 01:07.8940 and speed of 104.351 mph. Simon Pagenaud in the #22 Team Penske Chevrolet was second fastest, and third fastest was Gabby Chaves in the #98 Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Honda. First up are the practice sessions on Friday. Hope you like the photos.

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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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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 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 – 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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