It’s not very often that a photographer has the opportunity of traveling to a professional level event only 30 minutes from his hometown. Luckily for me, starting in 2011, Formula Drift added Palm Beach to their US series. With a track so close and a group of friends who also shared my love for racing, I had made the trip to PBIR many times before Formula Drift started traveling to Florida. I’ve come to know the small track like the back of my hand, watching it transform into the great facility it is today. Surrounded by Florida’s finest wildlife, Palm Beach International is certainly a unique stop on the trip that Formula Drift makes across the country.
Once again it’s on! Formula D Pro-AM Round 2 here in Monroe Washington at Evergreen Speedway. With Tyler Grimsley lined up for practice runs on the 5/8ths bank.Read More
Once the car was loaded up on the rig and on its way out to Atlanta, we could finally relax for a day or so. It was a hard transition getting the car ready after Long Beach. We found things we wanted to change and improve, as well as fixing what we tore up. Our flight landed, we picked up the rental car, which was the worst smelling piece of junk I’ve ever gotten, and headed out to our hotel. We had some dinner and went to sleep. The next day was practice and we had a whole bunch of stuff to unload and set up.
I want to put this out there from the beginning: I have never seen the 1990 Tom Selleck western, Quigley Down Under, which features the aforementioned actor portraying an American cowboy and sharpshooter hired by an Australian to kill off the Aborigines people from long distances. Yet, when people learn of my last name, the inquisition into whether I have viewed said film is something that usually transpires. But for this particular article about my trip to Texas to see the inaugural race of the V8 Supercars on American soil, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to place such a terrible pun in the title. More after the jump!Read More
The first two races of the inaugural Austin 400 at Circuit of the Americas is in the books, and Jamie Whincup has taken victory in both. We’ll get to his victories momentarily, but first, we’ll take a look back at the buildup to them. More after the jump!Read More
Australia’s most acclaimed motorsports organization, the V8 Supercars, made its first appearance on U.S. soil today at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. With two new makes entering the fray this year (Nissan with its Altima and Mercedes-Benz with its E63 AMG) to shake up the traditional Holden and Ford mix, the series promises to be more exciting than ever before. More after the jump!Read More
Sunday may have been the last day of the OTR, but it certainly wasn’t the least. The stages, set around Dufur, are some of the fastest and most unforgiving in the entire weekend. Cautions around every bend test the determination and courage of every white-knuckled driver and co-driver seeking victory. The carnage was some of the highest in the history of the OTR with 31 cars retiring, but thanks to modern safety everyone is alright. Read on!
The span of 3 days seemed to melt into one. It must’ve been the adrenaline rush of cars flying by, served with a side of sleep deprivation and a tall glass of unseasonable warmth. Saturday saw the 4-wheeled circus of silt and insanity around Hood River, where the action got as nasty as my jeans. Let’s just say my once dark blue jeans look like they have rat rod levels of patina.
As I write this, I am still recovering from an exhilarating yet exhausting weekend. This time of the year, Oregon is in the spotlight of one of the largest rally events in the nation. The Oregon Trail Rally, hosted by the Rally America series, took place from the 3rd through the 5th of this month. In these next few posts, I hope you get to immerse yourself in the exciting, loud, dirt-in-your-mouth atmosphere that I got to experience. I’ll get down to writing about neat things like sunburn, dehydration, sleep deprivation and lame stuff like racecars, jumps, and Ken Block.
The Midwest Drift Union kicked its 2013 Formula D pro-am series off last Saturday in its Indianapolis home base at Lucas Oil Raceway. More after the jump!Read More