Flat Trackin’

In the name of trying to better myself and grow as a photographer, I have found myself in some odd places this summer. From standing in the mosquito infested woods shooting grass roots mountain bike racing on a Thursday night; to the stands of a rodeo at the Isabella County Fair; to most recently, trackside at a flat track motocross race at the Polka Dots Motorcycle Club on the outskirts of Midland, Michigan. All of the events posed a variety of challenges to me as a growing photographer, and they were all entertaining to shoot and to spectate. 

As with the rodeo, I have never been to a motocross event of any kind. However a friend of mine is hoping to do a race at Polka Dots at the end of the month, and it just so happens that my schedule is free of any soccer games or tournaments with my son that weekend and I plan on going. So when I saw that there was a flat track event at the same location this weekend I thought it would great to check out where the club was, and to get some practice in shooting racers going a tad faster than the average cross country mountain bike racer.

This post includes a few of my favorite shots from the Saturday’s race. The complete gallery is on my SmugMug site.

I shot the race using my Nikon D500 with the Sigma 70-200mm lens and a 1.4 teleconverter.

Thanks for looking.

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