Florida Trip – March 2016

I was able to get down to Florida for my birthday, which conveniently fell on the same weekend as the Indycar season opener. Flew down there, crashed with friends, drank beer, and went to the race track. It was a good weekend.

On to the photos. We had great seats in the grand stands at turn 1 but they were not great for taking photos since there was a pair of speakers and a fence blocking my way. I only really took pictures on Saturday during the Pirelli World Challenge Round 3 race and again on Sunday during the PWC round 4 race. I had a lot of trouble with getting good shots as well, i’m not sure if my older 70-300 is starting to go or if this was simply user error.

No. 77 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Driven by Preston Calvert

No. 9 McLaren 650S
No. 9 K-PAX McLaren 650S Driven by Alvaro Parente

No. 43 Acura TLX-GT Driven by Ryan Eversley

These photos are from Round 4 on Sunday. This race was run mostly under caution after a GT cup car Hit the wall hard on Lap 1. Then later on there was another incident at turn 1 that they were able to get cleaned in time for a 2 lap rush to the checkered flag.

Round 4 Race Start

No. 41 Porsche 911 GT3 R Driven by Michael Lewis. Michael ended up winning both races this weekend.

Race restart after the Lap 1 crash

Race restart after the Lap 1 crash

N0. 33 Nissan GTR GT3 driven by JD Davison

Ryan Eversley making a pass on Alvaro Parente

Patrick Long, Michael Cooper, and Johnny O’Connell after finishing the race

Here is a recap of race 2

You can view and download all of these photos at the link below

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