After covering midweek NASCAR Truck race in Eldora, I headed to Indianapolis to cover the Brickyard 400 at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race is usually single file with no crashes, but the history behind the Brickyard 400 is worth the coverage.
I got a phone call from my assignment editor on Monday evening seeing if I was available for a unique NASCAR event of course I said yes! For the first time in 43 years NASCAR was returning to its roots, racing on dirt. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series was heading to Eldora Speedway. Eldora Speedway founded in 1954, and is a half mile clay track.
Over the last two months I have been heavily focusing on aerial photography. I have done two helicopter rides getting different aerial photos of downtown Toledo and the surrounding areas. Over the last few months I have become good friends with Jake Tyler who is the head grounds keeper for the Toledo Mud Hens. And he mentioned he owned a hot air balloon, I have been bugging him over the last few weeks about getting me up to experience another ride in the sky.
The LPGA Marathon Classic was back in Toledo after taking a year off so Toledo could have the US Senior Open. In the years past it was called the Jamie Farr Classic and this year it took on a new name and new sponsor. I have always had a love hate relationship for shooting golf. It makes for some really nice clean photos but it kicks your butt hauling gear around all over the course. Here are some of my favorite images from the week.
My motorsports coverage continues in Toronto, Ontario for the Honda Indy Toronto. Instead of having one race over the weekend they had two race for double the points. Scott Dixon would take home the victory in booth races and Sebastien Bourdais dropped and broke his Ashley Waterford Crystal trophy in victory lane.
My final top on the NHRA tour was in Norwalk, Ohio. It’s one of my favorite tracks due to it being only 40 minutes away from my house. It also has a great fan experience allowing great access to the pits and nice grandstands. In Norwalk, top fuel dragster driver Khalid Albalooshi and funny car driver Johnny Gray brought home their first Wally of the season!
Please enjoy the rest of the photos.