Due to some family commitments that required my attention, I was unable earlier in the week to work on the photos from the Hollywood Casino Snocross Nationals at the Route 66 Raceway. This event was a lot of fun to cover. Friday was a windy, blustery day with a light snowfall. Early in the morning, my boss emailed me and asked if I wanted to take a helicopter ride over the track. Are you kidding?! The flight was to take place at 12:30. Until the flight, I hit the track to shoot the practices and early heat. Right on schedule, Don McClelland and I boarder the helicopter and circled Route 66 twice.
The rest of the day was non-stop racing. Here are some images from Friday's races. National Champion Tucker Hibbert #68, again, dominated the Pro Open class.
Saturday was a beautiful day for Snocross racing. The wind died down overnight and the sun was in and out during the day. The only problem with the day was that I was sick. All day, I was battling a Migraine headache and all the accompanying symptoms. Unfortunately, I had left all my medications sitting on my office desk. I made it through most of the day, but as it continued into the night, I got worse and had to leave just prior to the finals. Tucker Hibbert, as he had the day before, dominated the Pro Open class. Here are some images from my shortened day.
I want to thank my fellow photographers Brett Moist, Austin Calderone, Don McClelland and the ISOC Staff Photographers for a great time.
To see all the images from the event, please click here.