Wednesday, October 07, 2009

High Octane Fix

Jill surprised me with an early birthday present:

A ticket to the HANNSpree FIM SuperBike race out at the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT.

I spent a Saturday back in May watching the best motorcycle racers in the world at the only United States stop of FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) the racing season.

Soaking in the sun (and the rain)

Breathing in the high-octane racing fuel exhaust

Snapping several hundred pictures (OK, over 950!)

Brushing shoulders with other photogs with really big lenses

Photographers have to get media credentials with the race organizers months in advance and it is closely controlled.

A lot of professional and freelance photographers from the US were shooting from behind the fences (like me) because they could not get credentials.

Thanks Jill for the great birthday present.

There are plenty more pictures here.

By the way, the American, #19 Ben Spies, won both races.

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