Darren Pierson Motorsports Photography
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2016 12 Hours at Sebring

Yes, it is a 12 hour race; that is true. But for most of us, race day is more like a 20 hour race or more preceeded by a week’s worth of very long days. My Saturday started out at 5AM when the alarm went off and I fell asleep on the couch pretty much immediately after getting back at 1AM the next morning. That’s a long day in anyone’s book. That was just Saturday, I arrived at the track and started shooting on Tuesday. I know. Boo-Hoo to me right? All I am trying to say, very poorly I imagine, is that a great deal more goes one behind the scenes than the casual observer might notice. Its also bizarre how quickly the time goes. You plan your day, or series of days and somehow, you run out of time to process files or a scheduled shoot gets pushed back and trashes the rest of the day. As anyone else in my shoes can attest, it’s sometimes a grind. When the weekend is over, and you finally get a chance, sometimes you can go back through your files and find a few overlooked or set aside images that make the week feel more sensible.

Below are a few of the shots that fall into that category.  I hope you enjoy them.  Thanks for looking and reading!

Special thanks! to Performance Tech, PR1 Motorsports, JDC Motorsports, ONE Motorsports, IMSA and my long suffering wife and dogs.

As always, my entire body of work can be viewed at DarrenPierson.com and also the extended Highlights Gallery from 2016 12 Hours at Sebring

Darren

#10 JDC Motorsports Elan DP-02: Clark Toppe

#10 JDC Motorsports Elan DP-02: Clark Toppe

#62 ONE Motorsports Elan DP-02: Todd Slusher

#62 ONE Motorsports Elan DP-02: Todd Slusher

#540 Black Swan Racing Porsche GT3 R: Timothy Pappas, Nicky Catsburg, Andy Pilgrim

#540 Black Swan Racing Porsche GT3 R: Timothy Pappas, Nicky Catsburg, Andy Pilgrim

#100 BMW Team RLL BMW F13 M6 GTLM: John Edwards, Lucas Luhr, Kuno Wittmer, Graham Rahal

#100 BMW Team RLL BMW F13 M6 GTLM: John Edwards, Lucas Luhr, Kuno Wittmer, Graham Rahal

#68 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GTE: Alessandro Pier Guidi, Alexandre Premat, Daniel Serra

#68 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GTE: Alessandro Pier Guidi, Alexandre Premat, Daniel Serra

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Kyle Marcelli, Josh Norman

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Kyle Marcelli, Josh Norman

#81 DragonSpeed ORECA 05: Henrik Hedman, Nicolas Lapierre, Nicolas Minassian

#81 DragonSpeed ORECA 05: Henrik Hedman, Nicolas Lapierre, Nicolas Minassian

#62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE: Davide Rigon, Toni Vilander

#62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE: Davide Rigon, Toni Vilander

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Kyle Marcelli, Josh Norman

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Kyle Marcelli, Josh Norman

#66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT: Joey Hand, Dirk Müller, Sébastien Bourdais

#66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT: Joey Hand, Dirk Müller, Sébastien Bourdais

#55 Mazda Motorsports Mazda: Jonathan Bomarito, Tristan Nunez, Spencer Pigot

#55 Mazda Motorsports Mazda: Jonathan Bomarito, Tristan Nunez, Spencer Pigot

#88 Starworks Motorsport ORECA FLM09: Mark Kvamme, Sean Johnston, Felix Rosenqvist, Maro Engel

#88 Starworks Motorsport ORECA FLM09: Mark Kvamme, Sean Johnston, Felix Rosenqvist, Maro Engel

#52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Robert Alon, Jose Gutierrez, Tom Kimber-Smith

#52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Robert Alon, Jose Gutierrez, Tom Kimber-Smith

#100 BMW Team RLL BMW F13 M6 GTLM: John Edwards, Lucas Luhr, Kuno Wittmer, Graham Rahal

#100 BMW Team RLL BMW F13 M6 GTLM: John Edwards, Lucas Luhr, Kuno Wittmer, Graham Rahal

#60 Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Ligier JS P2: Olivier Pla, John Pew, Oswaldo Negri, Jr.

#60 Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Ligier JS P2: Olivier Pla, John Pew, Oswaldo Negri, Jr.

#6 Stevenson Motorsports Audi R8 LMS GT3: Connor De Phillippi, Andrew Davis, Robin Liddell

#6 Stevenson Motorsports Audi R8 LMS GT3: Connor De Phillippi, Andrew Davis, Robin Liddell

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#60 Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Ligier JS P2: Olivier Pla, John Pew, Oswaldo Negri, Jr.

#60 Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Ligier JS P2: Olivier Pla, John Pew, Oswaldo Negri, Jr.

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Kyle Marcelli, Josh Norman

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Kyle Marcelli, Josh Norman

#52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Robert Alon, Jose Gutierrez, Tom Kimber-Smith

#52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Robert Alon, Jose Gutierrez, Tom Kimber-Smith

#90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP: Ryan Dalziel, Marc Goossens, Ryan Hunter-Reay

#90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP: Ryan Dalziel, Marc Goossens, Ryan Hunter-Reay

#100 BMW Team RLL BMW F13 M6 GTLM: John Edwards, Lucas Luhr, Kuno Wittmer, Graham Rahal

#100 BMW Team RLL BMW F13 M6 GTLM: John Edwards, Lucas Luhr, Kuno Wittmer, Graham Rahal

#81 DragonSpeed ORECA 05: Henrik Hedman, Nicolas Lapierre, Nicolas Minassian

#81 DragonSpeed ORECA 05: Henrik Hedman, Nicolas Lapierre, Nicolas Minassian

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Kyle Marcelli, Josh Norman

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Kyle Marcelli, Josh Norman

#81 DragonSpeed ORECA 05: Henrik Hedman, Nicolas Lapierre, Nicolas Minassian

#81 DragonSpeed ORECA 05: Henrik Hedman, Nicolas Lapierre, Nicolas Minassian

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