Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-08-12

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Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-08-12

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10. Joey Logano does a burnout on Watkins Glen's front straight. This is before he caught his rear tire on fire.

Race winner: Joey Logano, Team Penske Ford
Race winner: Joey Logano, Team Penske Ford

Photo by: NASCAR Media

 


9. A cool venue for a V8 Supercars demo race (between only 5 cars). But hopefully this will become an actual event on the regular schedule next year.

Chaz Mostert, Prodrive Racing Australia Ford and Craig Lowndes, Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden
Chaz Mostert, Prodrive Racing Australia Ford and Craig Lowndes, Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden

Photo by: Edge Photographics

 


8. Single seaters don't fly well.

Ameya Vaidyanathan, JTR
Ameya Vaidyanathan, JTR

Photo by: MSA

 


7. The graphic impact of this image appeals to us. The tire marks, the kerbing, contrasted with the bright red/orange of the Hondas. Visually strong (and isn't that the point after all?)

Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team and Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team
Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team and Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

Photo by: Repsol Media

 


6. The through-the-trees shot at Road America. Made even better with the reflections of the lights in the rain. We've heard the trees are growing at such a rate, someone will have to prune those branches back soon or else this shot will be gone. And that would make us sad.

#48 Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS: Christopher Haase, Dion von Moltke
#48 Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS: Christopher Haase, Dion von Moltke

Photo by: Art Fleischmann

 


5. This is an exemplary Victory Lane shot. Rarely do these highly planned "made for TV" celebrations go this well. Road America's VL is pretty nice by most standards, set in a lush part of the Wisconsin forest next to the track. The car is perfectly positioned, a pop of flash, and the crew guys actually participating and paying attention (not always the case). The stars aligned on this one. It's not an amazing shot, but the inner photographer in us feels a little bit redeemed following race after race of imperfect VL celebrations across all series.

Overall winners #31 Action Express Racing Corvette DP: Eric Curran, Dane Cameron
Overall winners #31 Action Express Racing Corvette DP: Eric Curran, Dane Cameron

Photo by: General Motors

 


4. We don't care who you are, this is sexy. Your 5-second grid girl interlude.

Lovely Red Bull girls
Lovely Red Bull girls

Photo by: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

 


3. Every race, from the smallest club race to F1, should always be run at dusk. No exceptions.

Race action
Race action

Photo by: FIA World Rallycross

 


2. A different look at the precise moment before the green light for the MotoGP Indianapolis Grand Prix. There are few pit buildings/landmarks that are as photogenic as that Pagoda.

Start: Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team leads
Start: Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team leads

Photo by: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

 


1. Fireworks (giant sparklers?) at dusk for the final at the Canadian World RX round? Yes please. The folks at GP3R know how to do it. Guaranteed photo op.

Davy Jeanney, Team Peugeot Hansen takes the win
Davy Jeanney, Team Peugeot Hansen takes the win

Photo by: FIA World Rallycross

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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