This weekend at the legendary Road Atlanta road course is the third round of the American Superbike Series, the Suzuki Superbike Showdown. Road Atlanta has become one of the historic events on the calendar dating back to 1971.
At last year’s event it started raining during Sunday’s Supersport race. The problem was it was raining only on the back section of the track so riders came blazing in from completely dry pavement to newly wet and very slick pavement on the turn leading onto the back straight. Rockwall Performance Yamaha rider Lloyd Worrell was just one of the riders that got caught out by the slick track. Worrell went on a wild ride and check out the amazing job by Chris Clark on the No. 48 Bazzaz/Pat Clark/MS/Graves Yamaha of barely avoiding Worrell. There was just a brush of contact, but that only made the crash a little more spectacular.
I’ve got to thank Henny Ray Abrams for lending me one of his Nikon D3 cameras making it possible for me to catch this 18-shot sequence much better than I would have with my D300. With the D300 I would have only gotten 12 frames of the crash. Click on the photo for a larger version.