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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 […]


2016 Sebring 12 Hours Grid Group Day

Tomorrow is the first day the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship cars will take to the track. Well, actually, that’s not entirely correct. At the close of the day, there were a few cars out on the back straight for a group shout of the entire field. It’s late, so I’m going to spare you and not […]


2016 WeatherTech Winter Testing at Sebring

Day one for the big guns has started out bright, sunny, cold and loud. Nearly everyone went out on to track right away and most have been pounding around since 8AM. A Michelin rep just walked up to me and said that Scott Dixon is not only in the Ganassi #67 as I type, but […]


2016 Sebring Winter Testing Mazda Prototypes

Hiya!  It’s sorta sunning now, in fact a rainbow just appeared, but the day has had its share of rain and clouds. Not an entirely optimal day for testing. The Mazda Prototypes ran twice and I pulled a few of my likes from the day’s shooting.  They are below for your perusal and input. More […]


Upcoming: IMSA Winter Testing at Sebring

Next week, the IMSA circus travels back to central Florida and Sebring for the first sanctioned testing there since 2014 and the merger. Normally, winter testing at Sebring was in mid November. When ALMS and GrandAM merged, we had ALMS testing at Sebring in November. Then a few days later, everyone went up to Daytona for […]


2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona

It’s fitting that the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starts out with the two longest races on its calendar, the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. If you can make it through those two weeks, you might just survive working the rest of the season. For us, the race doesn’t start on Saturday, […]


2016 Roar Before The 24

Blogging is hard.  Between shooting, editing and sending files to clients, keeping up with social networking updates, chasing new work…….A week after the event and you sit down to try to write about what happened. You sit there and wonder, what happened that was different or interesting? Did I try anything new? Did I figure anything […]


2015 Petit Le Mans

Petit Le Mans is a 10 hour race. At 10 hours is the third longest race of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship. The week starts earlier than any other.  Some teams run testing on the Sunday prior to the race week. We are usually parked in the registration lot on Monday night as Lites testing […]


2015 VIR Prototype Lites

How can you dislike a track that has a well appointed Tavern onsite? VIR is in the middle of nowhere, but it’s still a beautiful place to shoot. In not too keen on the Biscuitville nonsense nonsense for this year.  The GT cars were our at VIR the week prior and somehow the Prototype Lites ended […]


2015 Road Race Show Case

More rain and then it rained. Also, cheese.  Then it stopped raining and cars went fast. Lost the lead on the last half of the last lap. Drat. I’m swamped and hope to get back here to impress all of you with my witticisms about the race, but for now you can check out my […]


2015 Northeast Grand Prix

The Bullring in the land of NO SUNDAY RACING!!!! What an incredibly odd and empty feeling weekend at a fantastic facility. I think IMSA is trying to feel out how to keep coming to fan favorite tracks while adding newer and larger venues. I’m not really a fan of these short class weekends where only […]


2015 Six Hours at the Glen

Amazingly, It rained again again again…..Does it ever not rain on race weekend?  Don’t the gods realize I’m on a Vespa? Personal fun and excitement are going to keep me from writing about this weekend right away.  If time permits, I will come back and talk about the rain and the blue guardrails and also, […]


2015 Monterey Grand Prix

We love coming to Laguna. The people are great, the climate is fantastic, the wine is tip-top, beer excellent…oh yeah, they have a great track here as well. I didn’t go to the Long Beach Grand Prix this year, which sucked for several reasons. We really like going to Long Beach itself (me mainly for […]


2015 Roar Before The 24

We used to travel to the Rolex 24 each year as a tune up for the start of the ALMS season. Since ALMS testing was conducted at Sebring, we never had the need to shoot the Roar. I would see posts on FaceBook and Twitter from colleagues who were there for GrandAM and wonder what […]


Baltimore Sports Car Challenge ALMS 2012

  My entire 2012 Baltimore Sports Car Challenge Gallery can be seen HERE Please follow and like us:


2012 Mid Ohio Sports Car Challenge

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The Utah Grand Prix 2012

We were excited to go back to Miller Motorsports Park, its a great facility surrounded by towering Mountains. When the American Le Mans Series decided not to return to Utah a few years back, I had hoped that I would shoot there again.  Jump to 2012, IMSA was there with the GT3 Challenge and Cooper […]


Long Beach Grand Prix ALMS 2012

  The Grand Prix at Long Beach is a fun event. Its run in concurrence with IndyCar, so on one hand, I find it annoying; on the other, we really enjoy being there. The ALMS race is actually race, rather than a parade, so the on track action is great. Morning practice was dark and […]


2012 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

  The Concours at Amelia Island happens on the same weekend in the Spring that time changes. I am aware of this and prepare for it each year. This year I prepared by doing the math wrong and arriving two hours before sunrise rather than one. Not much can be done in the dark other […]


Cold start to day two of the Winterfest

It’s 43F this morning in Palm Beach! Brrr, man! I’m standing out in pit lane without coffee wondering what the heck is going on with the temperature today, yesterday the air was on, now its the heat, weird. Not too many Prototypes here at the fest, so I have been pushing myself to think past […]


The 50th Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

Um Houston….we might have a problem. The grid walk at the 24 Hours of Daytona last year resembled the Grand Prix of Utah, not a whole lot of people, a couple of thousand, maybe. This year, the walk was wall to wall people.  People on the track, people on the grid, people on the grass…..thousands […]


2011 Year in the Pits Slideshow Review

I pulled some of my favorite shots from my work in the pits during the 2011 sports car season.  Some I chose because of the action or the expression, other are simply visually appealing to me. I hope you like them as well.  Enjoy. -Darren 2011 Year In The Pits – Images by Darren Pierson […]


Petit Le Mans Week 2011

The ILMC/WEC races are starting to have an IndyCar weekend feel to them. The faster cars show up and bring a self-important, aren’t you glad we are here, now go away we are busy vibe. I like the fact that there are so many international entrants, but somehow the Audi vs. Peugeot thing seems to […]


New catch fence at Road Atlanta

Turn one is suddenly sporting a catch fence. I am not surprised as shooting in T1 at ground level is quite dangerous.  There isn’t much decent room on the riser though. Should be a few angry photographers come Saturday morning. Please follow and like us:


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