After the rainstorm bathed SuperAm last weekend, Thunderhill lit up once again for Thunder Drift’s Halloween full track. I figured, hey, it’s Tuesday, there won’t be tons of drivers, but I was so wrong. The paddock area was filled with drifters and grippers ready to tackle the track. Thunderhill even had visitors from out of state, which was straight up legit. Though this was a drift/grip event, we had our fair share of off road rally moments..
Luckily for all of us, the storm happened two days prior to full track. So the ground wasn’t too muddy to ruin anyone’s run..except the ones who had to clean up the track. I’m not going to lie though, for those peeps who did dirt dip, my film roll hearted you all.
Aside from the mishaps, the grippers were running out there in full force. Even Roy was in a gleeful mood..maybe..with his thumbs up!
Oh LOOK! It’s Mr. Geoff Pitts in his competition spec time attack CRX mashing at an upward speed of 100 MPH!
After some track spills, dirt dipping massacres and random black flag moments, I decided to tour the paddock during downtime. First car up is Thunder Drift ProAm driver Gabe Stone’s Camaro. Being the only domestic car at Thunder Hill, he gets major props from us. Nothing overplayed on this car.
After snapping this rear shot, we crossed over to the second pit area and ran into ProAm driver Matt Madigali cruising around.
There was this classy Toyota Celica Supra we ran across at the second pit area. The interior was in pristine condition, the motor looked squeaky clean and the exterior was unimaginably clean for a track car. No hard parking going on here.
As lunch approached, the skies cleared really well which brought forth some neat cloud formations. I think they were called alto-cumulus. Yes, I know, I’m a nerd. haha. BUT, just look at these shots!
After lunch, it was back to the track. For the afternoon session, we were focusing on getting those drift shots or at least tried to. We couldn’t get to all the track corners, but we managed. Eventually we shot three corners and they gave us decent photos to work with.
Also another thing to note, as track photographers, we need to consider the lighting source. We try to shoot with the sun behind us or to an angle. Never shoot against the sun, unless you’re trying to get that musky dawn look.
One thing was missing at this event though..a majority didn’t wear a costume! However, I’m sort of guilty with my photographer costume dressed as Linhbergh Nguyen. haha. Regardless, to end this post on a happy Halloween note, take a look at these jail breakers!