Monday, September 28, 2009

NASCAR at Dover

My little sister loves Jeff Gordon, so I always try to get a good stock shot of him for her. He was competitive in the race but never really had a chance to catch Jimmy Johnson.
Jimmy Johnson leads Chase points leader Mark Martin through the third turn.

Unfortunately Brian Vickers had a rough day and never had a chance to get near the lead. He finished 18th.

KR, Brian and Rob pose for a photo on the starting grid. We had a chance to talk with him about surfing and he said he'd longboarded a few times while on a trip to Costa Rica.

This year I was invited to come down to the NASCAR race at Dover to hang out with the Red Bull race team. It was a completely different experience than last year. I didn't have any assignments other than to shoot photos of Rob Kelly and Kevin Richards with Red Bull's driver Brian Vickers. Kevin won a bar tending contest Red Bull put on and the prize was a VIP day at a NASCAR race. I've been friends with them both for a while, so it was a lot of fun.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Belmar Pro

The Belmar Pro Surf Contest used one of my photos on their homepage and athlete profiles. The event goes down this weekend in Belmar, NJ..

AMA Superbike Racing

Red Bull rider JD Beach leans through the first turn during his moto on Sunday at the NJ Motorsports park.

Red Bull rider Aaron Colton races down the front straightway during Sunday's moto.

Red Bull rider Josh Herrin (#8) sat in third place before moving up to win the race. He was able to keep Bobby Fong (#51) behind him and took the overall win this weekend.

Red Bull rider Aaron Colton performs a freestyle demo Sunday.

They even got the girls involved.

This weekend I spent most of my weekend down in Millville, NJ at the NJ Motorsports Park shooting the AMA Superbike races and stunting demos. The track is out in the middle of nowhere, but looked like a world class facility. It's only in it's second year, but is already attracting a ton of people. I was there for Red Bull to shoot Aaron Colton, a stunt rider who performed a few demos during the weekend. He also raced, but crashed before I had a chance to get a few good photos. Oh well.
I also shot Red Bull's other riders, Josh Herrin and JD Beach. Josh won his moto on Sunday and took the overall win for the weekend. It's really impressive to watch these guys ride and would say to go check out this type of racing or any event at the new park in Millville if you have the opportunity.