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One of the hardest shots to capture in any form of motorsports is getting the entire race field at speed in a single photo. It’s only possible on the first lap and somewhere early on the course. Here’s just such a shot. It’s from this year’s Daytona SportBike race at Elkhart Lake, Wis., on Saturday, June 4, 2011. Jason DiSalvo is leading the entire field into Road America’s Turn Three. I went through my images from the 1980s and was surprised to find that for some reason I never shot this angle in the old days. Then several years ago I came across a photo by the ever creative Brian J. Nelson showing the entire field coming into this turn and I knew someday I had to try the shot myself. The photo also illustrates that you don’t always need to shoot super tight to get a dynamic racing photo. Sometimes it’s better to put on a smaller lens to get an overview of the surroundings. Thanks for the inspiration Brian J!
A vista view of the 1986 Sears Point AMA Road Race National. The track, now called Infineon Raceway, is situated on one of the most scenic locations of any road course in America. Located in California’s wine country, the track is positioned on the southern slopes of the Sonoma Mountains and overlooks San Pablo Bay. Built in 1968, Sears hosted its first AMA Road Race National in 1969, won by Art Baumann on a Suzuki. The track also hosted AMA Motocross Nationals in the late 1970s and early ‘80s on the hill where this photo was taken. The track was considered very unsafe for motorcycle road racing in the 1970s and ‘80s. In the mid-‘90s the track began making a series of safety improvements and its management was greatly lauded by pro riders for their efforts.