28 March 2012

No. 9 @ Daytona

Jason DiSalvo's Latus Motors Racing Triumph 675R will return to standard colors for Round 2 of the AMA Pro Racing Daytona SportBike championship next month at Road Atlanta, so let's take a moment or two to enjoy the Gary Nixon tribute colors exhibited at Daytona.

21 March 2012


I think this is my favorite photo from Daytona.  It's the front tire of the Project 1 Atlanta Yamaha R6, which Joey Pascarella had just ridden to the Daytona 200 win and his marked spot in Victory Circle.  I like to look for something a little different, particularly when confined to a staged setting like a podium ceremony.  Sometimes I get lucky too, as I did here with the strong reflected light on what would normally be the shaded underside of the tire.  So.  Gnarly textured used racing tire, 1st place "ribbon," interesting light and shadow.  It's all there.


08 March 2012

Daytona Race Week in a Week

As thrilling as it sometimes was, the Ben & Mat Show of a few years ago tended to put the rest of the Superbike field in the shade.  It's probably safe to assume next week's AMA Pro Road Racing competition at Daytona International Speedway will be more closely fought at the front of the pack.