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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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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 wax poetic, I am simply going to load a few of my favorites from today and let you look and comment.

I will see you tomorrow for day one and NIGHT practice.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Second Session Winter Testing

I didn’t spend too much time out on the track today, when I went out this afternoon, the light was too short and I wasn’t feeling it.  I shot a few near the crossover bridge for the Green Park and then went back to the pits to finish up. It looks like many of the teams have already gone back to the paddock. I was able to grab a few I liked and I present them below for your perusal and comment.

Thanks!

#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.

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

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

#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

#25 BMW Team RLL BMW F13 M6 GTLM: Bill Auberlen, Dirk Werner, Kuno Wittmer, Lucas Luhr, John Edwards

#25 BMW Team RLL BMW F13 M6 GTLM: Bill Auberlen, Dirk Werner, Kuno Wittmer, Lucas Luhr, John Edwards

#33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GT3-R: Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Marc Miller

#33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper GT3-R: Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Marc Miller

#31 Action Express Racing, Coyote DP Corvette DP: Eric Curran, Scott Pruett, Dane Cameron

#31 Action Express Racing, Coyote DP Corvette DP: Eric Curran, Scott Pruett, Dane Cameron

#63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 GT3: Christina Nielsen, Alessandro Balzan, Jeff Segal

#63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 GT3: Christina Nielsen, Alessandro Balzan, Jeff Segal

#2 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier JS P2: Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Joannes van Overbeek, Luis Felipe Derani

#2 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier JS P2: Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Joannes van Overbeek, Luis Felipe Derani

#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

 

 

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 he is confirmed in the car for the 12 Hours. Not sure that I care one way or another, but there it is, use the data as you will. I spent the morning in the paddock and the pits looking for shafts of light and highlights on the cars, the light was really incredible this morning. Maybe I was just so used to the grey gloom of the last few days, who knows. I will go out on the track to shoot later today, for now, here are some of my favorites from the early morning.

#911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR: Patrick Pilet, Frédéric Makowiecki

#911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR: Patrick Pilet, Frédéric Makowiecki

#27 Dream Racing Lamborghini Huracán GT3: Lawrence DeGeorge, Paolo Ruberti, Cedric Sbirrazzuoli

#27 Dream Racing Lamborghini Huracán GT3: Lawrence DeGeorge, Paolo Ruberti, Cedric Sbirrazzuoli

#2 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier JS P2: Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Joannes van Overbeek, Luis Felipe Derani

#2 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier JS P2: Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Joannes van Overbeek, Luis Felipe Derani

#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

#10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP for Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP: Ricky Taylor, Max Angelelli, Rubens Barrichello, Jordan Taylor

#10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP for Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP: Ricky Taylor, Max Angelelli, Rubens Barrichello, Jordan Taylor

#2 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier JS P2: Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Joannes van Overbeek, Luis Felipe Derani

#2 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier JS P2: Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Joannes van Overbeek, Luis Felipe Derani

#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

#31 Action Express Racing, Coyote DP Corvette DP: Eric Curran, Scott Pruett, Dane Cameron

#31 Action Express Racing, Coyote DP Corvette DP: Eric Curran, Scott Pruett, Dane Cameron

#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.

#31 Action Express Racing, Coyote DP Corvette DP: Eric Curran, Scott Pruett, Dane Cameron

#31 Action Express Racing, Coyote DP Corvette DP: Eric Curran, Scott Pruett, Dane Cameron

#96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3: Bret Curtis, Jens Klingmann, Ashley Freiberg

#96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3: Bret Curtis, Jens Klingmann, Ashley Freiberg

#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

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

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

#2 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier JS P2: Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Joannes van Overbeek, Luis Felipe Derani

#2 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier JS P2: Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Joannes van Overbeek, Luis Felipe Derani

#2 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier JS P2: Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Joannes van Overbeek, Luis Felipe Derani

#2 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier JS P2: Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Joannes van Overbeek, Luis Felipe Derani

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

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

#67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT: Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook, Scott Dixon,

#67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT: Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook, Scott Dixon,

2016 Mazda Prototype Winter Testing Day Two

Good Morning! While it did rain overnight and the skies were a flat grey at the 8AM start time, the track was basically dry and there wasn’t any more rain forecast until after the session. When I say mostly dry, there was some water in both T1 and T17, a few of the early risers found this out spinning in T1 and tank slappers in T17. Most of the cars stayed in the pits waiting for the track to dry up some, hoping other cars would take care of the standing water. After numerous red flags, the bulk of the field finally went out with around an hour left in the session. There was promptly another red flag. I could see a trend developing.

For test sessions, you cannot depend on any specific car to be on track when you expect them. You know you have to make sure everybody has the iconic shots, but just because you are in T1 and some of the cars are on the track, that doesn’t mean that ALL of the cars you need in T1 will be there. Trying to decide how long to stay and wait to make sure you have everyone covered in one spot while balancing making sure you have hots from multiple locations can be a bit of a head scratcher. For example, this morning I waited in T1 for quite a while to make sure I got a shot of a certain car. I finally gave up and headed to the pit lane to shoot it there (get something in the can whenever you can) and as I was about halfway back, he drove by me. Perfect. Then he went one lap and put it through the tire barrier. One down. There isn’t much else to talk about, I tried to cover most of the best areas, and look for a few new ones. Think I found a spot to try during the 12 Hours, we will see how that goes.

The WeatherTech SportsCar Championship cars are on track for the first time tomorrow.  I will drop you a line to let you see what happened.

Below is a selection of my favorite shots from the second day of testing.  Please comment and enjoy.

Up Next: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Winter Testing at Sebring

#18 Performance Tech Motorsports Elan DP-02: Kyle Masson

#18 Performance Tech Motorsports Elan DP-02: Kyle Masson

#27 ONE Motorsports Elan DP-02: Andrew Evans

#27 ONE Motorsports Elan DP-02: Andrew Evans

#102 JDC Motorsports Elan DP-02: Team

#102 JDC Motorsports Elan DP-02: Team

#25 JDC Motorsports Elan DP-02: Joel Janco

#25 JDC Motorsports Elan DP-02: Joel Janco

#55 JDC Motorsports Elan DP-02: Gerry Kraut

#55 JDC Motorsports Elan DP-02: Gerry Kraut

#18 Performance Tech Motorsports Elan DP-02: Kyle Masson

#18 Performance Tech Motorsports Elan DP-02: Kyle Masson

#7 JDC Motorsports Elan DP-02: Austin Versteeg

#7 JDC Motorsports Elan DP-02: Austin Versteeg

#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

#32 ONE Motorsports Elan DP-02: Gerhard Watzinger

#32 ONE Motorsports Elan DP-02: Gerhard Watzinger

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 to come tomorrow. Thanks!

#101 ONE Motorsports Elan DP-02: Team

#101 ONE Motorsports Elan DP-02: Team

#10 JDC Motorsports Elan DP-02: Clark Toppe

#10 JDC Motorsports Elan DP-02: Clark Toppe

#18 Performance Tech Motorsports Elan DP-02: Kyle Masson

#18 Performance Tech Motorsports Elan DP-02: Kyle Masson

#25 JDC Motorsports Elan DP-02: Joel Janco

#25 JDC Motorsports Elan DP-02: Joel Janco

#7 JDC Motorsports Elan DP-02: Austin Versteeg

#7 JDC Motorsports Elan DP-02: Austin Versteeg

#18 Performance Tech Motorsports Elan DP-02: Kyle Masson

#18 Performance Tech Motorsports Elan DP-02: Kyle Masson

#62 ONE Motorsports Elan DP-02: Todd Slusher

#62 ONE Motorsports Elan DP-02: Todd Slusher

#100 Performance Tech Motorsports Elan DP-02: Team

#100 Performance Tech Motorsports Elan DP-02: Team

#18 Performance Tech Motorsports Elan DP-02: Kyle Masson

#18 Performance Tech Motorsports Elan DP-02: Kyle Masson

#27 ONE Motorsports Elan DP-02: Andrew Evans

#27 ONE Motorsports Elan DP-02: Andrew Evans

#86 ONE Motorsports Elan DP-02: Dave House

#86 ONE Motorsports Elan DP-02: Dave House

#16 Performance Tech Motorsports Elan DP-02: Patricio O'Ward

#16 Performance Tech Motorsports Elan DP-02: Patricio O’Ward

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 testing. In January, we all went back to Daytona for testing at the Roar in January and finally back to Sebring at the end of February for final testing. That was a great deal of testing.  I suppose I can understand the need for BOP data due to the addition of the DP cars and the GrandAM GT class cars.  Additionally, each track and race do require entirely different setups with the high banked oval parts of DIS and the bone jarring, filling extracting runways at Sebring. It makes sense, I get it. This year, all of the series will be present at the test, WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Continental Challenge, Mazda Prototype Lites and both the US and CA versions of the Porsche GT3 Cup. The support series run on Tuesday and Wednesday and then the big guns run on Thursday and Friday.

There wasn’t any sanctioned testing at Sebring in 2015 and strangely, I missed going. Sebring without the fans is an entirely different experience. There are no motorhomes or cars to add to the background. If you are paying any attention at all, you realize how far you can see on this very flat track. A photographer has to take extra care and precaution to make sure no porta-potties are in the frame. Hmm, is that what Henri Cartier-Bresson meant when he was discussing the decisive moment? No porta-potties? I think that is exactly what he had in mind! ….Anyway, the challenge is different than that of shooting the 12 Hours a few weeks later. The track is even in a somewhat different configuration, the cars still run the same pattern, but barriers and K-Wall are down in some places, so you have to be extra careful when running about. Some walls aren’t there any more, you could drive right on track if you weren’t paying attention.

Some of the odd bits about winter testing were that many of the cars weren’t in full livery. In many cases, they were new and were just clean carbon fiber or solid white (my favorite hate), so visually, the photography wasn’t always that appealing. Add to that new and merry-go-round driver line-ups and their helmets and fire suits not matching the cars they were in and you had a recipe for keywording mayhem. Not really, but I have always wanted to type keywording mayhem, it’s been a secret desire of mine for years. I am not sure what to expect this year since most of the cars would have been at Daytona for the 24. I guess I will find out.

I will post again next week after the testing and let you know how it went.  In the mean time, please enjoy a few of my favorites from 2013-2014 posted directly below. If you are so inclined, the links to the archive galleries for 2013 Sebring Testing and 2014 Sebring Testing can be viewed by clicking the previous links. As always you can see my entire body of work at DarrenPierson.com

#45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8: Spencer Pumpelly, Seth Neiman

#45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8: Spencer Pumpelly, Seth Neiman

#62 Ferrari Corse Clienti Ferrari 458: Giancarlo Fisichella

#62 Ferrari Corse Clienti Ferrari 458: Giancarlo Fisichella

#45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8: TBA

#45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8: TBA

#12 Pickett Racing ORECA FLM09: Steven Doherty, Bryan Heitkotter

#12 Pickett Racing ORECA FLM09: Steven Doherty, Bryan Heitkotter

#007 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage: David Heinemeier Hansson, Darren Turner

#007 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage: David Heinemeier Hansson, Darren Turner

#73 Horton Autosport Porsche GT America: Mike Vess, Jason Hart, Patrick Lindsey

#73 Horton Autosport Porsche GT America: Mike Vess, Jason Hart, Patrick Lindsey

#007 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage: David Heinemeier Hansson, Darren Turner

#007 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage: David Heinemeier Hansson, Darren Turner

#62 Ferrari Corse Clienti Ferrari 458: Gianmaria Bruni, Toni Vilander, Giancarlo Fisichella, Olivier Beretta

#62 Ferrari Corse Clienti Ferrari 458: Gianmaria Bruni, Toni Vilander, Giancarlo Fisichella, Olivier Beretta

#55 BMW Team RLL BMW Z4 GTE: Dirk Mueller, John Edwards, Andy Priaulx

#55 BMW Team RLL BMW Z4 GTE: Dirk Mueller, John Edwards, Andy Priaulx

#46 Fall-Line Motorsports Audi R8: Christopher Mies, Charles Putman, Charles Espenlaub, Bryan Sellers, Al Carter

#46 Fall-Line Motorsports Audi R8: Christopher Mies, Charles Putman, Charles Espenlaub, Bryan Sellers, Al Carter

#15 Project Libra Radical SR9: Robbie Kerr, Nicolas Decrem

#15 Project Libra Radical SR9: Robbie Kerr, Nicolas Decrem

#30 NGT Motorsport Porsche GT America: Kuba Giermaziak, Christina Nielsen, Alex Mueller, Dennis Trebing

#30 NGT Motorsport Porsche GT America: Kuba Giermaziak, Christina Nielsen, Alex Mueller, Dennis Trebing

#27 Dempsey Racing Porsche 911 GT America: Joe Foster, Andrew Davis

#27 Dempsey Racing Porsche 911 GT America: Joe Foster, Andrew Davis

#35 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 LMS: TBA

#35 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 LMS: TBA

#0 Delta Wing Racing DeltaWing DWC 13: Andy Meyrick, Katherine Legge

#0 Delta Wing Racing DeltaWing DWC 13: Andy Meyrick, Katherine Legge

#23 Team Seattle/Alex Job Porsche GT America: Ian James, Mario Farnbacher

#23 Team Seattle/Alex Job Porsche GT America: Ian James, Mario Farnbacher

#46 Fall-Line Motorsports Audi R8: Christopher Mies, Charles Putman, Charles Espenlaub, Bryan Sellers, Al Carter

#46 Fall-Line Motorsports Audi R8: Christopher Mies, Charles Putman, Charles Espenlaub, Bryan Sellers, Al Carter

#44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT America: John Potter, Andy Lally

#44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT America: John Potter, Andy Lally

#3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia

#3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia

#6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing ORECA: Lucas Luhr, Klaus Graf

#6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing ORECA: Lucas Luhr, Klaus Graf

#22 Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT America: Cooper MacNeil, Leh Keen, Philipp Frommenwiler

#22 Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT America: Cooper MacNeil, Leh Keen, Philipp Frommenwiler

#46 Fall-Line Motorsports Audi R8 LMS: Christopher Mies, Charlie Putman, Charles Espenlaub

#46 Fall-Line Motorsports Audi R8 LMS: Christopher Mies, Charlie Putman, Charles Espenlaub

#1 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b: Scott Sharp, Ryan Dalziel

#1 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b: Scott Sharp, Ryan Dalziel

#93 SRT Motorsports SRT Viper GTS-R: Marc Goossens, Jonathan Bomarito, Jeroen Bleekemolen

#93 SRT Motorsports SRT Viper GTS-R: Marc Goossens, Jonathan Bomarito, Jeroen Bleekemolen

#57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 Italia: Nic Jonsson

#57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 Italia: Nic Jonsson

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, we typically have to be in Daytona and on-site Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday at the latest.  Plus, it always seems to be raining the last few years.  I’m a fan of shooting in the rain, but at a certain point, say 8:30 PM during night practice, at the end of a very long day, the rain is simply cold and annoying.  I will keep my shots from that session though, since I earned them and all.  Somehow water got through my Think Tank Hydrophobia and the next morning I went to shoot, the LCD on my D3 was all fogged on the inside.  Checking exposure via histogram isn’t hard, but the LCD seems to have become a something of a crutch or at least a (mis)step in the shooting workflow. I guess I need to replace my rain gear, I’ve been using them for eight seasons now. Dear @thinkTANKphoto please send new gear to replace my leaky stuff.

Saturday was, thankfully, rain free, and from time to time, the sun even made an appearance. Most of the daylight hours were grey skies, but we are not at Daytona to look at the clouds anyway are we? Skip forward to ~9:40 PM. The fireworks were scheduled to go off at 9:57PM and I and a few others were in place to shoot our cars with the light show in the background. Except.Yellow.Flag.Full.Course.Caution.Safety.Car…..The fireworks started just as the last car in the procession went by me. Towards the end of the display, the cars came back by and I was able to grab a few shots, but it really ended up being a bit of a fizzle.  One client was specifically interested in the fireworks shot and when he went by, most everything in the sky had faded. I was able to get the shot, but it wasn’t anything to retire on. Great, but nothing to be done about it; that’s the life of live action shooting.

Defeated by the might of the safety car,  I went back to the media center to finish up the day’s files and then headed back to the coach for some sleep.  I usually go back to the pits around 5AM to shoot sleeping drivers and crew as well as the odd pit stop.  I was tired this year and arrived in the pits around 6AM, plenty of time to shoot a bit before heading out to T5 to shoot the (hopefully) sunrise. I was able to grab a few killer pit stop shots and had the added reward of three clients about to get into the car.  Open cockpit driver changes are usually much more fruitful to shoot due to less objects in the way, so whenever you can shoot your client driver change in the pre-dawn dimness at Daytona, you need to grab it.  Even better, they were scheduled in enough laps apart I could shoot all three of them. Not bad. I had about 10 minutes before the second one was supposed to get in so I went a few stalls up the lane to shoot.  As the first team’s car was rolling up, the second car, not due in for another five laps or so, rolled by me. Crap, no way to shoot that one. Finish the stop at hand and head up for the third driver change. Made it in perfect timing. He was suited up, helmet on and one foot on the wall, sticker tires at the ready, lollipop ready to drop. Except.Yellow.Flag.Full.Course.Caution.Safety.Car.Pits.Closed.Dammit

Then the pre dawn sky lit up with bright pink light blaring through window blind clouds. Beautiful pink light in just the right place. Except.Yellow.Flag.Full.Course.Caution.Safety.Car.Pits.Closed.Dammit. Finally, after what seemed an eternity, the pits opened, the car came in , I got my shot and hustled out to shoot cars on track. The sky was gone. Mushy grey. No color. Crap.  The sky did eventually pink back up, but it was nowhere near the quality of what I missed while in the pits. Knowing what I know now, I would still have chosen to shoot the driver changes. I nailed several shots and made my clients happy and was able to grab a few sunrise shots of all of them in the car as well.

I have included below some of my favorite shots from the week.  Please comment and enjoy.

Thanks!

The full highlights gallery can of the Rolex24 can bee seen by clicking the link you just read. My entire body of work can be seen at DarrenPierson.com

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

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

#22 Alex Job Racing Porsche 991 GT3 R: Cooper MacNeil, Leh Keen, Shane van Gisbergen, Gunnar Jeannette, David MacNeil

#22 Alex Job Racing Porsche 991 GT3 R: Cooper MacNeil, Leh Keen, Shane van Gisbergen, Gunnar Jeannette, David MacNeil

#4 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, Marcel Fassler

#4 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, Marcel Fassler

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

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

#007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3: Santiago Creel, Antonio Pérez, Sergio Pérez, Lars Vilijoen, Ricardo Pérez de Lara

#007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3: Santiago Creel, Antonio Pérez, Sergio Pérez, Lars Vilijoen, Ricardo Pérez de Lara

#26 BAR1 Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Adam Merzon, Ryan Eversley, John Falb, Don Yount

#26 BAR1 Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Adam Merzon, Ryan Eversley, John Falb, Don Yount

#01 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Riley DP: Lance Stroll, Alex Wurz, Andy Priaulx, Brendon Hartley

#01 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Riley DP: Lance Stroll, Alex Wurz, Andy Priaulx, Brendon Hartley

#96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3: Bret Curtis, Jens Klingmann, Ashley Freiberg, Marco Wittman

#96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3: Bret Curtis, Jens Klingmann, Ashley Freiberg, Marco Wittman

#9 Stevenson Motorsports Audi R8 LMS GT3: Boris Said, Kenny Habul, Tristan Vautier, Dion von Moltke

#9 Stevenson Motorsports Audi R8 LMS GT3: Boris Said, Kenny Habul, Tristan Vautier, Dion von Moltke

#26 BAR1 Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Adam Merzon, Ryan Eversley, John Falb, Don Yount

#26 BAR1 Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Adam Merzon, Ryan Eversley, John Falb, Don Yount

#30 Frikadelli Racing Porsche GT3 R: Klaus Abbelen, Connor De Phillippi, Sven, Patrick Huisman, Frank Stippler

#30 Frikadelli Racing Porsche GT3 R: Klaus Abbelen, Connor De Phillippi, Sven, Patrick Huisman, Frank Stippler

#2 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier JS P2: Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Joannes van Overbeek, Luis Felipe Derani

#2 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier JS P2: Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Joannes van Overbeek, Luis Felipe Derani

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

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

#25 BMW Team RLL BMW F13 M6 GTLM: Bill Auberlen, Dirk Werner, Bruno Spengler, Augusto Farfus

#25 BMW Team RLL BMW F13 M6 GTLM: Bill Auberlen, Dirk Werner, Bruno Spengler, Augusto Farfus

#26 BAR1 Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Adam Merzon, Ryan Eversley, John Falb, Don Yount

#26 BAR1 Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Adam Merzon, Ryan Eversley, John Falb, Don Yount

#37 SMP Racing BR01: Maurizio Mediani, Nicolas Minassian, Mikhail Aleshin, Kirill Ladygin

#37 SMP Racing BR01: Maurizio Mediani, Nicolas Minassian, Mikhail Aleshin, Kirill Ladygin

#2 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier JS P2: Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Joannes van Overbeek, Luis Felipe Derani

#2 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier JS P2: Scott Sharp, Ed Brown, Joannes van Overbeek, Luis Felipe Derani

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 out, find a new spot, see a shot in a new way? Did you spend most of the week chasing your tail or watching your colleagues come back with killer shot after killer shot.  Maybe it was just boring and cookie cutter 1.2.3.4 shooting.  Usually it’s all of the above crammed together and coming at your from five different directions.

The Roar is a little weird in that it’s somewhat like a race weekend, but the cars are seldom in complete livery and the drivers rotate in and out all day.  It’s a test in every sense of the word.  New setups, new drivers, you name it. IMSA issues driver and car updates every morning and often more often than that. There are always drivers walking the paddock trying to pick up rides.  In a nutshell, lots going on behind the scenes.

I may be losing my mind, but I’m pretty sure the only rain we had was during night practice. Mostly we had fog.  This made for some very cool photographic opportunities, but did delay the start of practice one morning. I don’t think the sun actually was ever out in full beam, but this isn’t a weather blog is it?

Damming by faint praise I suppose since I cannot find anything terribly exciting to say about this year’s Roar, but I did end up with more than a few shots I am quite happy to show you.

I have included below a selection of my favorite shots from the Roar.  The entire gallery can be found HERE and as always, you can see all of my work at DarrenPierson.com

Enjoy!

#4 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, Marcel Fassler

#4 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, Marcel Fassler

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

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

#007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3: Santiago Creel, Antonio Pérez, Sergio Pérez, Lars Vilijoen, Ricardo Pérez de Lara

#007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3: Santiago Creel, Antonio Pérez, Sergio Pérez, Lars Vilijoen, Ricardo Pérez de Lara

#063 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 GT3: Christina Nielsen, Alessandro Balzan, Jeff Segal, Robert Renauer

#63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia: Christina Nielsen, Alessandro Balzan, Jeff Segal, Robert Renauer

#3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen, Mike Rockenfeller, Antonio Garcia

#3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen, Mike Rockenfeller, Antonio Garcia

#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

#51 Spirit of Race Ferrari 458: Peter Mann, Raffaele Giammaria, Matteo Cressoni, Marco Cioci

#51 Spirit of Race Ferrari 458: Peter Mann, Raffaele Giammaria, Matteo Cressoni, Marco Cioci

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Brandon Gdovic, Jim Norman, Josh Norman

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Brandon Gdovic, Jim Norman, Josh Norman

#26 BAR1 Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Adam Merzon, Ryan Eversley, Don Yount

#26 BAR1 Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Adam Merzon, Ryan Eversley, Don Yount

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

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

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Brandon Gdovic, Jim Norman, Josh Norman

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Brandon Gdovic, Jim Norman, Josh Norman

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Brandon Gdovic, Jim Norman, Josh Norman

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Brandon Gdovic, Jim Norman, Josh Norman

#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

#73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT3 R: Patrick Lindsey, Matthew McMurry, Jörg Bergmeister

#73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT3 R: Patrick Lindsey, Matthew McMurry, Jörg Bergmeister

#02 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Riley DP: Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson

#02 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Riley DP: Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson

 

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 is Tuesday morning early and Road Atlanta won’t let us into our RV spot until Tuesday morning. It rained Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, pretty constantly. This, as I have often mentioned, is more than fine by me, I think the photographic opportunities in the wet vastly outweigh those in the dry.  There are just so many more things happening: spray, rooster tails, splashing, rain in the headlights, power drifts, reflections. I could go on, but that’s enough commas don’t you think?

Wednesday morning was dry and sunny.  Nice blue skies with puffy clouds. The Tudor cars had their first ontrack practice. One of my main clients put their pro driver in the car.  He went out, did one complete lap and then hit the wall coming out of T1 and destroyed the car. Game.Over.Do.Not.Pass.Go Not an auspicious start to a long week. Then I received word that another client was being penalized by IMSA and would not be allowed to compete in the main race. Hmmm, things were definitely heading in the wrong direction.

Shooting the Cooper Lites kept me busy for the next few days and shooting night practice in a torrential downpour gave me a few of my favorite images of the season. Additionally, I picked up a last minute client that brought my spirits back up. Ok better. Then the car my pickup client was in hit a wall. My driver wasn’t in the car, but it was possibly terminal. A 24 hour thrashing on the composite work of the car, got it back in time for race day. During morning warm up, in the wet before the race, that car was again wrecked but the team was able to repair it for the start. It continued to rain in various levels of ferocity throughout the morning and into the afternoon.  By the time IMSA cancelled the race just before dark, all of my clients and/or their cars had crashed out of the race and a GT car had passed on track, all of the Prototypes and had taken the overall lead.

Hopefully, 2016 starts out better than 2015 ended.  See you at the track at Daytona for the ROAR!

You can see my entire 2015 Petit Le Mans Highlights Gallery by clicking the link you just read.  As always, you can see my mot current efforts at DarrenPierson.com

 

#20 JDC Motorsports Elan DP-02: Matthew McMurry

#20 JDC Motorsports Elan DP-02: Matthew McMurry

#77 ONE Motorsports Elan DP-02: John Falb

#77 ONE Motorsports Elan DP-02: John Falb

#00 Performance Tech Motorsports Elan DP-02: Robert Alon

#00 Performance Tech Motorsports Elan DP-02: Robert Alon

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

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

#93 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT: Al Carter, Marc Goossens, Cameron Lawrence

#93 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT: Al Carter, Marc Goossens, Cameron Lawrence

#8 Starworks Motorsport ORECA FLM09: Renger van der Zande, Mike Hedlund, Alex Popow, Mirco Schultis

#8 Starworks Motorsport ORECA FLM09: Renger van der Zande, Mike Hedlund, Alex Popow, Mirco Schultis

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

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

#88 Starworks Motorsport ORECA FLM09: John Falb, Sean Rayhall, Alex Popow, Scott Mayer

#88 Starworks Motorsport ORECA FLM09: John Falb, Sean Rayhall, Alex Popow, Scott Mayer

#007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage: Christina Nielsen, Kuno Wittmer, Brandon Davis

#007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage: Christina Nielsen, Kuno Wittmer, Brandon Davis

#17 Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 RSR: Bryan Sellers, Wolf Henzler, Patrick Long

#17 Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 RSR: Bryan Sellers, Wolf Henzler, Patrick Long

#01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Riley DP: Joey Hand, Scott Dixon, Scott Pruett

#01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Riley DP: Joey Hand, Scott Dixon, Scott Pruett

#90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP: Richard Westbrook, Mike Rockenfeller, Michael Valiante

#90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP: Richard Westbrook, Mike Rockenfeller, Michael Valiante

#33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT: Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Sebastiaan Bleekemolen

#33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT: Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Sebastiaan Bleekemolen

#4 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner

#4 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner

#24 BMW Team RLL BMW Z4 GTE: John Edwards, Lucas Luhr, Jens Klingmann

#24 BMW Team RLL BMW Z4 GTE: John Edwards, Lucas Luhr, Jens Klingmann

#22 Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT America: Cooper MacNeil, Leh Keen, Andrew Davis

#22 Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT America: Cooper MacNeil, Leh Keen, Andrew Davis

#90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP: Richard Westbrook, Mike Rockenfeller, Michael Valiante

#90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP: Richard Westbrook, Mike Rockenfeller, Michael Valiante

#33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT: Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Sebastiaan Bleekemolen

#33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT: Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Sebastiaan Bleekemolen

#22 Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT America: Cooper MacNeil, Leh Keen, Andrew Davis

#22 Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT America: Cooper MacNeil, Leh Keen, Andrew Davis

#33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT: Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Sebastiaan Bleekemolen

#33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT: Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Sebastiaan Bleekemolen

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