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moose135
06-29-2006, 10:43 AM
Some of you know that in addition to aviation, my other big interest is auto racing. For the last 17 years, I've been going to the NASCAR races at Pocono Raceway. Earlier this month, for the first time, I had my DSLR, and I thought I'd share a few photos from the weekend:

On pit road:

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/JM_2006_42_01.jpg
http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/JM_2006_38_01.jpg

Playing with a little panning action:

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Kasey01.jpg

Race day pit stop, from my seat in the stands:

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/JM_2006_08_01.jpg

During Friday practice, one of the ARCA series cars spun in the last corner and backed it into the wall. I was down at that end of pit road, heard the tire squeal, and started shooting (thanks to the 100-400L):

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Prang01.jpg

Of course, we're an aviation site, so what day at the races would be complete without a shot of the Medivac helicopter:

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/JM_N891T_PIR01.jpg

I'll be back there in July, hopefully working with an ARCA team, so we'll see what I have to share then...

PhilDernerJr
06-29-2006, 11:05 AM
That is some really cool stuff, Moose!! Keep em comin.

NIKV69
06-29-2006, 11:32 AM
Awesome Moose! When will we see you driving?

lijk604
06-29-2006, 02:32 PM
This may be an aviation site, but you are in the photography forum.
Do not hesitate to post more John....'specially if you got any of Tony Stewart. :wink:

Derf
06-29-2006, 10:33 PM
KICKASS!!!!!!!!

moose135
06-30-2006, 07:56 AM
Do not hesitate to post more John....'specially if you got any of Tony Stewart. :wink:

You mean this guy?

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Tony03.jpg

http://www.nycaviation.com/hosting/Tony01.jpg

lijk604
06-30-2006, 09:26 AM
Thanks Moose!

hiss srq
07-23-2006, 05:54 PM
Go Dale Jr.

USAF Pilot 07
07-23-2006, 09:30 PM
Go Ricky Bobby!

moose135
07-24-2006, 07:22 PM
Go Dale Jr.

You mean this guy?

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/moose135/Pocono/JM_2006_07_21_Earnhardt01.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/moose135/Pocono/JM_2006_07_21_8_Earnhardt01.jpg

I was out at Pocono again this weekend. Spent most of Friday out on pit road, and got some more shots of cars on track, like the above 8 car, and the Air Force sponsored:

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/moose135/Pocono/JM_2006_07_21_21_Schraeder01.jpg

I headed down to the where they were lining up for qualifying in the afternoon, and started shooting with the basic 18-55mm lens - I left my 70-200 in the car :(
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/moose135/Pocono/JM_2006_07_21_88_Jarrett01.jpg
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/moose135/Pocono/JM_2006_07_21_Earnhardt02.jpg

I decided to give the 100-400mm a try (most of the pros out around the cars & drivers were using 70-200mm (at least the big group of Canon users)

With the bigger lens, I got some shots as drivers were along pit wall signing autographs:

The Dodge Boys:
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/moose135/Pocono/JM_2006_07_21_Mayfield01.jpg
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/moose135/Pocono/JM_2006_07_21_Kahne01.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/moose135/Pocono/JM_2006_07_21_9_Kahne01.jpg
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/moose135/Pocono/JM_2006_07_21_Stremme01.jpg

Terry Labonte with Tony the Tiger:

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/moose135/Pocono/JM_2006_07_21_TonyTiger01.jpg

Here's one for you John K:

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/moose135/Pocono/JM_2006_07_21_Stewart01.jpg

And Budweiser had the Clydesdales at the track - those are damn big horses
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h87/moose135/Pocono/JM_2006_07_21_Clydesdalesr02.jpg :shock:



Go Ricky Bobby!

They had a souvenir trailer for him, just like all the real drivers. I think
NASCAR will be (or at least should be) embarrassed to be associated with this movie. "Days of Thunder" was a ridiculous movie, but the race footage was incredibly accurate, and the stories they told were all somewhat true, although they didn't all happen to one guy in one season. This Ricky Bobby think just looks stupid.

T-Bird76
07-24-2006, 07:23 PM
Moose great pics! I see Ford is racing the Fusion, wow not exactly what I think of a race car, but oh well.

mirrodie
07-24-2006, 07:25 PM
great stuff Moose! hey, looking forward to hearing more about it this weekend!

hiss srq
07-24-2006, 10:26 PM
Yessir moose the certainly he is who i would love to be if I were a Nascar driver. Chevy, Budwiser and a Lear 60 which I certainly would love to get my hands on though the 25 is not that bad either by a long shot. Jeeze they live the life.