In short order, the American Le Mans Series , North America’s premier road racing series, has sold itself out to the NASCAR owned and operated Grand American Road Racing Association. Take this however you like… while I’m not rejoicing, it is what it is. It’s one of those things I’ve learned to let go of. I’m not in control.
Am I disappointed? Sure.
The American Le Mans Series was sexy, stylish, colorful, exciting, tense and cutting edge… it made your heart pump and your head rush. Come race day, it was pure adrenaline.
As a photographer, race day changes how you think, how you move, plan, react and how you see. The emotion of race day runs through your body into your brain and demands that you step up your game. It’s race day.
The American Le Mans Series was all of that.
October 19th, 2013 marked the end of an era. While I’ve scoffed at the emotional sentiment going around… much of it over emphasized by social media and the Internet in general, I have to admit, after being home a few days it is sinking in.
Regardless, we’ll move on… we’ll find excitement where ever we can. We’ll find a wheel up, a flame belching and sparks flying. We’ll find the guy or gal that’s willing to go 10/10ths in order to etch their name into the archives of man and machine.
I’m not so optimistic to think we’re experiencing some sort of new dawn. But I remain committed to grabbing and exploiting those exciting moments where speed collides with light!
After all... it's my head, my eyes and my vision.
The inaugural TUDOR Championship opens with the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 25-26, 2014.