10 Day Racetrack Photo Challenge: Day 1

Awhile back on Facebook I was challenged to a 10 day racetrack photo challenge by John Wiedemann (Owner, operator, and editor in chief of RacingNation.com). Over the 10 days you were to share a photo with the story behind the image. I thoroughly enjoyed this challenge as it was great fun for me and so I wanted to post the images and stories here.  Today being May 1st this is an awesome way to start off the Month of May.  Is it May yet?  YES IT IS!!!

Here is my first photo of my 10-day racetrack photo challenge from John Wiedemann. Since John challenged me on the day he shared a photo of Jack Hawksworth in the rain at IMS from the day we met each other I have chosen this image of Hawksworth in the rain tearing down Hulman Blvd. At this time, I did not have credentials so I was shooting form behind the cattle barrier but was able to still shoot through the photo hole in the fencing. To be only four feet behind the fence with a photo hole to shoot through was very exciting to me and it was like I had credentials, especially at IMS. Watching the cars slide around exiting the chicane in the rain was very entertaining and it is amazing how quick the drivers can catch the car when it steps out on them.

Being at IMS, in May, IN the rain, AND cars on track was a very strange feeling but I had an absolute blast shooting and will share more from that day over the next few days.

Jack Hawksworth in the qualifying in the rain for the inaugural GP of Indy.
Canon 7D (70-200) 200mm 1/2000 sec @ f2.8, ISO 100



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