It’s long name can be reduced to alphabet soup only car guys and girls might be equipped to decode, but Global Time Attack‘s annual Super Lap Battle at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, remains an unfiltered, full-strength, fan-friendly title fight for the heavyweights in time-attack competition. Rivaled only by the annual World Time Attack Challenge competition in Sydney, Australia, Super Lap Battle invites the world’s top time-attackers in four classes to an internationally recognized circuit (with world-class facilities) to set and reset radial-tire, production-body world records on a stage that gives their achievements relevance to racing fans against World Challenge, IMSA and even Formula 1 best efforts. International travel at this year’s event was stemmed yet again by pandemic conditions, but even so fans and racers in some classes came out in record numbers to compete. GTA’s decision to combine their time-attack competition with competition heats of Gridlife’s Gridlife Touring Cup (GLTC) wheel-to-wheel racing certainly added to that achievement, as did their collaboration with car-show purveyors Just/Vibes and TX’s Lone Star Drift. The Unlimited Class benchmark was set this time around by Kyle Schick in the no. 23 Nissan GTR of Lyfe Motorsports, with […]
2020 was tough. But we were tougher. At the start of this year, I put together a promotional brochure (click here to see it) and mailed it to select race teams and agencies as a way to drum up new business. Inside was some of my recent motorsports photography, as well as a little insight into the value of quality photography and media exposure in promoting a brand and maintaining its image.
What a ride! The years from 2005 to about 2011 were some of the busiest I can imagine. From getting started with freelance photography and writing back East as a fun way to put my photojournalism education to use, to packing up and heading out West, and subsequently working my tush off for four years as an editor at Motor Trend Network (on Import Tuner magazine and others), sometimes I feel like I’m still catching up on missed sleep. But it wasn’t for nothing! Those were some of the most formative years of my life, and in case I need a reminder of how much was accomplished — or of my humble beginnings — I have these: my Tear Sheets. I’ve gotten a little laissez faire in keeping up with them lately, but I’m hoping to have the recent blanks filled in soon enough. Until then, have a look through some of my golden years and go easy on me! Not all of it has been worth writing home about. But it’s all been worth it.
What a year … In terms of workload, this year came in like a lion and went out just the same.