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Indy Car racing

I love Watkins Glen

All the greats of Formula One have raced, won and died here.  Watkins Glen is a beautiful area in New York.  Always some great pics here.  Tight car shots, scenic, whatever you want to make.  Weather is usually pretty good, but rain can present some memorable images.

Thanks to my TV camera buddy, Eddie Sharp, for letting me climb up his camera tower for this start shot.

Will Power was on his way to another road course win at Watkins Glen.

Will Power wins at historic Watkins Glen.

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In the corn fields of the midwest, Newton, Iowa

Tony Kanaan won at the Iowa Speedway.


Texas Motor Speedway at night

Glad to have all the new Nikon gear.  Without the D3s’s it would be pretty ugly.  I enjoy this race.  Don’t know why.  It’s always very hot and it is an oval, which doesn’t always present the greatest images.

Helio’s night didn’t go too well.  But Ryan’s did.

Team Penske wins again at the Texas Motor Speedway, this time with Ryan.


What can I say, the Indianapolis 500

I’ve only  missed one Indianapolis 500 since 1963, the US 500 in 1996 got in the way.  There’s not enough space here to say what this event means to me, so I won’t go into it.  I must, however, mention Steve Snoddy, who died in September 09.  I’ve known Steve since I started back in 1985.  He was always happy, go lucky and I will often think of him at each track I go to, remembering that we shot from this location together many times.

Our good friends from St. Louis, Mark and Lianne,  joined my wife and I for the week leading up to the race.  Mark had never been to the Indy 500 and had no idea what to expect.  He found out race day.  They got the royal treatment, a pace car ride with Indy Lights driver Charlie Kimball, they loved you Charlie, pit passes for Carb Day and Team Penske hospitality access.

I think they are spoiled now.  I’m sure they’ll be back for more.


And than there’s Helio.  He’s the best.  Serious, dedicated, the team clown and the three time Indy 500 champion.  But he makes my job easier than it could be.

Tony and Vitor training for the Ironman competition later in the year.

To my buddies, Dario and George, my golfing partner, way to go, winning again.

George congratulates his son, Dario, his second Indy 500 victory.


Home of the Barbecue

The food in Kansas is outstanding, if you like barbecue.  But that’s not why we come.  The race here is simply a tune up for Indianapolis.  It’s always very competitive.

Will Power leads the championship going into the oval portion of the season.


Long Beach Grand Prix

I first came to Long Beach in 1980 for the Formula one race.  In thirty years, the city has changed so much.  Hotels, eateries and more where there was nothing before.  Amazing what a little race can do.

Pics are always good at Long Beach and this year was no different.  Plenty of locations for the pros among us.  And even some for the non pros who somehow always seem to collect a cred.

Ryan Hunter-Reay wins his first race for Andretti Autosport




Roll Tide

I’ve not spent any time in Alabama before coming to our Spring Training week in February.  Boy, was it cold.  I drove around the track on the first morning, since we have never run here before.  Just wanted to see what, if any, photo locations we might have.  Oops, all I saw was fencing all around the track.

Fencing, with no holes cut for photographers.  So, I arranged a meeting with the track manager and the Indy Car brass.  They said, “mark em and we’ll have em cut”.  Well, on our return for the race, they were all cut to my suggestions.  Thanks guys.  What a scenic venue, Barber Motorsports Park.  It’s only a shame we have this race so early in the year.  The trees are leafless and the grass is still brown.  Oh well.  There were some great pics to be made here.  Looking forward to coming back next year.

Ryan Briscoe kicks up some dirt clipping the curbing.

The Indy Car race is on.