The IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma was held on Sunday afternoon (August 30) under sunny blue skies. Going into the race, six drivers from four different teams were mathematically in contention for the championship title. Scott Dixon in the #9 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet won the race and his forth championship via a tiebreaker with Juan Pablo Montoya. Congratulations to Scott Dixon and Chip Ganassi Racing. Looking forward to next years IndyCar season, and excited that a race will be held in my hometown of Boston. Thanks to everyone who has helped me this year. Hope you like the photos.
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.
The last part of my 2014 year in motorsports photography will focus on the second half of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) season, as well as Indy Car, and races held at Lime Rock Park. As I reflect back, I think wow, what a great experience and learning opportunity this was. Thanks again to those who gave me the chance and helped me through the year. Looking forward to the 2015 season and the second year of my “apprenticeship”. Hope you like the photos.
The Saturday qualifying session for the Grand Prix of Sonoma was taken by Will Power with a fastest lap of 1 minute and 17.4 seconds. Josef Newgarden was second fastest and Scott Dixon third. Was an exciting qualifying session. Hope you like the photos.
The beautiful Sonoma Raceway is located at Sears Point in the Sonoma Mountains in California. This road circuit is about 2.5 miles in length, with 12 turns, and elevation changes of about 160 feet. Even though the on-track action was exciting, the weekend would be remembered for the earthquake that occurred. Despite this intervention by “Mother Nature”, the race went ahead as scheduled. Scott Dixon won the race, with Ryan Hunter-Reay placing second, and Simon Pagenaud coming third. Hope you like the photos.