Racing Photographer NY NJ PA New England Mid-Atlantic
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Racing Photographer NY NJ PA New England Mid-Atlantic

The legendary drag racing venue…Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. Every year this track plays host to one of the biggest drag racing events in the sport: The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Summernationals. I had the privilege of being credentialed to photograph this event while under assignment for one of the world’s largest motorsports publishing groups. When most people attend an NHRA national event the big attraction is the pro series racing…the Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car and Pro Stock classes. Those are the classes that also earn the most television broadcasting time slots. Beyond the pro classes there is great racing to be found. The various different Sportsman Series racing is a blast to witness as well. These classes are populated by everyone from full on professional, big ticket sponsor, race teams to a single owner/driver with minimal equipment and support. The car pictured here is the Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil sponsored first generation Chevrolet Camaro piloted by Dan Fletcher. These cars launch hard and their front ends jump skyward in a wheelie as they leave the starting line. So much fun to watch and photograph. These Sportsman Series classes provide some of the most exciting races on the drag strip. Sure they’re not as insanely fast as the Top Fuel Dragsters or Funny Cars but more often than not they provide more exciting racing with closer finishes. A week before this event I photographed the NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, NH. My expertise as a motorsports photographer goes well beyond the drag strip. I have photographed arena events for The Monster Energy Monster Jam series. My real love of motorsports racing photography lies on the road racing courses however. Sports cars and motorcycles. Motorcycles being my favorite and also the most difficult type of racing vehicle to capture. My experience in road racing photography includes The Pirelli World Challenge, The IMSA Weatherech Series, The Continental Tire Series, The Mazda Prototype Class, The Championship Cup Series (CCS), The Loudon Road Racing Series and last, but certainly not least, MotoAmerica, the largest and most popular motorcycle road racing sanctioning body in the United States. My road racing camera coverage has taken me to Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT, New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) in Loudon, NH, Watkins Glen International in the Finger Lakes Region of NY, Thompson Motor Speedway in Thompson, CT and New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) in Millville, NJ. All of these great racing venues are within a few hours drive of my Long Island, NY base so large travel expenses are not incurred when I’m on assignment to cover events at these tracks. Cost effective exceptional motor sports racing coverage. That is what you get with me.