Memorial Day Weekend Motorsports

Memorial Day is for recovering from the four marquee motorsports events of Sunday correct? In all seriousness I know that Memorial Day is to honor the Americans who lost their lives in the armed services.

Today while going through the gigabits of photos I have taken over that last couple of days a couple nice surprises came up.

Crawford in a shower of sparks.

Crawford in a shower of sparks.

I remember after this round of pit stops a lot of the cars were throwing a shower of sparks in turn three. I looked after taking these and knew I caught this one, but the one with the sparks enveloping the car was a surprise when I was looking through them.

Sparks envelope Crawford in turn three

Sparks envelope Crawford in turn three

While I was in victory circle I thought I had a nice spot to catch Alex when he got out of his ride. It turns out I did, it was so nice ABC’s camera walked in front of me as the car entered the victory circle and completely blocked my view. I tried to shoot over them, around them and even thru them.  I will vent about TV coverage another time.

I did get this shot of Alex giving Brian Herta a big genuine well deserved hug by shooting between their camera and their talking head.

Alexander Rossi with a big hug for Brian Herta.

Alexander Rossi with a big hug for Brian Herta.

Saturday was a nice evening at the Plymouth Speedway. Highlights for me?

Watching one of my heros, the I just love to race, Ken Schrader race his modified. Seeing the three local sprint cars fill the “podium.”  Zane, Garrett and Eric moving the podium celebration to Eric’s car. Watching a kid I saw race quarter midgets several times win the 600 main. Ending the night with an exciting Super Street main that had two and three wide racing almost every lap.