Sunday, September 24, 2017

Gallery of Photos From Watkins Glen- Indycars and Indy Lights

Here's a few more from Watkins Glen, Labor Day Weekend:

First - this is how to negotiate turn #9 in the rain by Indy Lights driver, Ryan Norman.

Ease off at the crest of the hill,

Then get ready to feather the throttle

And finally apply the gas carefully at the exit!

You won't have to go over any ramps like these trucks.

Crowd pleasers- Robby Gordon Super Trucks

They put on a show in the rain soaked track.

And here's a gallery of Indycars:

                                   Graham Rahal- Rahal, Letterman, Lanigan Racing

                                           Charlie Kimball - Chip Ganassi Racing

Ryan Hunter-Reay  Andretti Autosport

Helio Castroneves    Team Penske

Simon Pagenaud   Team Penske

Newgarden leading the way.

Scott Dixon leading Marco Andretti down into the boot.

Will Power leading Pagenaud, Kanaan,Munoz and Bourdais

And the winner- Alex Rossi    Andretti- Herta Autosport with Curb Agajanian

So long for now- next post will be the Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Gallery of Indycar Action at Watkins Glen

Here's a variety of shots taken during practice, qualifying and the race during Labor Day weekend at Watkins Glen International.  If you go next year its good to attend Friday's activities that include driver autographs. You can get to see the drivers up close and they are some of the coolest athletes in sports. They are regular guys as you will see in the pictures and I have to give them credit for 'enduring' all the fans they see up close and personal.

A side story- I usually take some of my favorite photos blown up to 8X10 from the previous year's race.  This time I didn't bring any with me so what can I have them autograph?  Hmmm-  I had my Alfa owner's magazine with me and on the back cover was an ad for the new Giulia Quadrifoglio. I know its cheesy to ask them to sign a picture of a car they don't drive but all 10 of the drivers I got to see were happy to sign it when I mentioned I just bought the Ti version - best of all when I asked Alex Rossi if he wouldn't mind signing he commented-"I love the sound of the Quadrifoglio- cool car".  Kind of nice to know HE knows what the new Alfa Romeo is and what it represents.  Best of all he was the pole sitter and race winner, so my hat is off to young Alex Rossi from California!

So here you go:

Will Power with a young fan

Josef Newgarden-  Championship Points Leader

Simon Pagenaud- Last Year's Champion

Takuma Sato- 2017 Indy 500 Winner

Alex Rossi, Pole Sitter, and Loves the Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio

Sebastien Bourdais- Signing my Alfa Owners Magazine

Josef Newgarden, Championship points leader. Practice in the rain!

Mario Andretti driving the 2 seater for lucky fans!

Gentlemen Start Your Engines!

1st Corner, First Lap- Newgarden into the lead.

Conor Daly

James Hinchcliffe coming in hot to the 90

Ed Jones negotiates the 90

Ryan Hunter-Reay in the pits during practice

Whoa to #7 Jack Harvey

Will Power dives down into the boot.

Charlie Kimball around turn 9

Simon Pagenaud climbing the hill out of the boot

Graham Rahal chasing Josef Newgarden

'TK' Tony Kanaan

Helio Castroneves!     In the rain

That's just a sample for now -with more to come in a few days.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Indycars At Watkins Glen 2017 - First In A Series

This post will be the first in a group covering the action of several racing series including Verizon Indycars, Indy Lights, Pro Mazda, USF2000 and MX-5 over Labor Day weekend and then the US Vintage Grand Prix the following weekend.  And I almost forgot, Robby Gordon's Super Trucks too!!I took over 3500 pictures and will pick some of the best for viewing here.  I've also included some related shots in my travels to the race track back and forth to our Mendon, NY home.

On another related subject, Wownowpics officially launches tomorrow, September 20th  on Instagram so you will have another venue to view my work.  Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Up and on the road early. Headed to the race track.

Yes, back at the track for a day of racing!

Blowing Smoke

Yeah, I can Too

Beautiful Indy Lights Livery- Nicholas Depero

Juncos Squared- Indy Lights

Down Into The 90 Jason Clunie Leads

USF2000 Series

#93 Jason Clunie 

Indy Lights #9 Aaron Telitz

Classic View Approaching Uphill S

#2 Indy Lights Juan Piedrahita

#98 Indy Lights Colton Herta

#31 Indy Lights  Nicholas Dapero

#23USF2000 Lucas Kohl

#26 Indy Lights Matheus Leist

Now For An Indycar Series Teaser:

 Meet Alex Rossi- Winner of Pole & The Race

More of Alex Rossi and his Indycar rivals next time.

And Good Night Until Tomorrow's Race

Until next post, see ya

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