Racecar Lifestyle in Austin, TX


Amateur car racing attracts an especially dedicated kind of individual. It's not cheap, it takes a lot of time, involves a fair amount of travel, has a very real risk of injury. All of that and the payoff is little more than a good time. Personally, I can understand the thrill of flogging a machine around a course while those all around you are doing the same. Perhaps in another life I could have been a racecar driver, but for now, photographing the sport is thrill enough.

Fix 'em fast and get back in the race!

Fix 'em fast and get back in the race!

"There are only 3 sports: bullfighting, motor racing and mountaineering - all the rest are merely games" - Ernest Hemingway

"There are only 3 sports: bullfighting, motor racing and mountaineering - all the rest are merely games" - Ernest Hemingway

Squirm into your snug nest of a seat and strap in.

Squirm into your snug nest of a seat and strap in.

The mental checklist is done. You're lined up and waiting for the clock.

The mental checklist is done. You're lined up and waiting for the clock.

“And suddenly I realized that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension.” ― Ayrton Senna

“And suddenly I realized that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension.”
― Ayrton Senna

Teammates listen to the radio and watch for their car to round the corner, safe, still in the race, still a chance to win.

Teammates listen to the radio and watch for their car to round the corner, safe, still in the race, still a chance to win.

Consumables: Part 1

Consumables: Part 1

Consumables: Part 2

Consumables: Part 2

"You don't always win your battles, but it is good to know you fought!"

"You don't always win your battles, but it is good to know you fought!"

What can you NOT fix with a hammer?! 

What can you NOT fix with a hammer?! 

Cars often draw comparisons to women. Take that however you like...

Cars often draw comparisons to women. Take that however you like...

"If you think you are always in control, then you are not going fast enough" - Mario Andretti

"If you think you are always in control, then you are not going fast enough" - Mario Andretti

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