I have the strangest luck sometimes.
Imagine that a few weeks after seeing vintage drag racers fire up again to fill the air with the sound of nitro-fueled fury, I was invited to go see the Historic Motorsports Festival at Sonoma Raceway! It was my first time at this legendary track located north of the Bay Area, but I wasn’t about to let my unfamiliarity with the circuit stop me from getting some awesome shots!
Thanks to the help of a good friend and his son, we explored the track’s many open areas, where I was able to get very close the the action!
And to top it all off, I was even able to ride in the pace car while the vintage stock cars took to the track! Imagine looking in the side mirror and seeing a full blown NASCAR stock car gaining speed and stopping just short of your bumper!
I’ll definitely be coming back!