The headline photo says it all. Like I said in part one of our photo coverage, the rain owned us at Infineon Raceway. We had to work with the weather while the weather worked against us. But despite our drenched clothes, we were in a cheerful mood..no, really we were.
A little tip: if you’re shooting under horrid weather conditions, get yourself an all-weather camera cover. Under conditions that we experienced at Infineon, the rain could’ve damaged all our gear. We managed to MacGyver some camera covers, so it worked out in the end. For the other smart photogs out on the track, they used these plastic sleeves for their lens and camera bodies. A brilliant idea that we fell short on.
But the garage gave us plenty of neat shots to work with. Plus, it gave us a safe haven from the blistering chaotic winds outside! Exaggeration aside, it wasn’t that bad..but, nevertheless! We needed that shelter! Might I add, Time Attack events are so underrated. The turn out of this event was very limited, nothing like Formula Drift. Maybe it’s the lack of advertising or the lack of hype that goes around these events, but I missed the spectator chaos of Formula Drift.
I guess it might be better that way. Maybe not to the advertisers or sponsors, but more importantly to the teams who just go out there to race. Just looking at all their builds, you can see so much dedication, money and hard work that each team puts into their cars. For them, this is grassroots. This is motor sports before the hype, stripped down and the only thing running through these drivers’ mind is to win while having fun.
I really enjoyed the low key vibe at this event and I hope to shoot another one. Maybe next time, the bloody awful weather would go take a snooze. Also, maybe someone can lend us a golf cart so we can shoot at the other epic corners of Infineon Raceway. Stay tuned to our Flickr for more pictures from the event.