2019 Trans Am at Lime Rock Park (May 24)

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)”

2018 PWC Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park (May 25 to 28)

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)”

2017 – IndyCar GP at Watkins Glen International (Aug 31 to Sep 1)

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)”

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 – The Indy 500 in 50 Photos and the Stories Behind Them (Jun 14)

The months of May and June are a great time of the year to be a race car fan with the Triple Crown of Motorsports being held. This week is the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A few weeks ago were the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indy 500. They call the Indy 500 “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and you can understand why when you see and hear 350,000 fans cheering at the start of the race as the Indy Cars speed down the front straight. The last couple of blogs were on Fernando Alonso and Takuma Sato. This blog is about the Indy 500 in 50 photos and the stories behind them.  Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2017 – The Indy 500 in 50 Photos and the Stories Behind Them (Jun 14)”

2017 – Sato Wins the Indy 500 (Jun 1)

The 101st-running of the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motorspeedway (IMS) was won by Takuma Sato in the #26 Andretti Autosport Honda. Its been a couple of days since Sato’s victory and thought it would be a good time to look back at his two weeks at the Indy 500. Hope you like the photos.

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2017 – In the Spotlight with Fernando Alonso During Practice and Qualifying for the Indy 500 (May 23)

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)”

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 – 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 – Day 1 at Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta (Sep 28)

The 19th running of Petit Le Mans was held at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, during the last week of September. This was the last race of the 2016 season for the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship and the end of an era for the Daytona Prototypes. The next few blogs will be recounting my experiences covering this endurance sports car race for the first time. First up is the team paddock set-up day and Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge practice session. Hope you like the photos.

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2016 – Saturday races at the Historic Festival 34 Lime Rock Park (Sep 3)

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.

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2016 – Practice and qualifying at the Historic Festival 34 Lime Rock Park (Sep 2)

The 34th annual running of the Historic Festival was held at Lime Rock Park over the Labor Day weekend. This event combines multiple days of vintage car racing with a Concours d’Elegance on the Sunday. The next couple of blogs will be about practice/qualifying and race days. 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 – 100th Running of the Indy 500 (May 29)

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.

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2016 – Carb Day at the Indy 500 (May 27)

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.
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2016 – Indy 500 Qualifications Day (May 21)

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)”

2016 – Indy 500 Fast Friday (May 20)

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.

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2016 – Angie’s List GP of Indianapolis (May 12 to 14)

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.

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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 – F1 USGP Race and Podium at COTA (Oct 25)

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.

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2015 – F1 USGP Sunday Qualifying at COTA (Oct 25)

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.

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2015 – GTS Class Season Finale at Laguna Seca (Sep 1o to 13)

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.

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