Been a minute, but this was a nice first post for the year. James at Yokohama Canada invited me out to the Rally Cross this weekend over at the Stampede Grounds. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend Saturday on the first day, but was able to show up on the Sunday to check out what it was all about.
Admittedly, I haven’t really kept up in the world of Nitro Rally but it was cool to see what it was all about. Yokohama Canada had a suite up in the Paddock Area with some really sweet views of the races. I was able to take some shots of what was happening – but unfortunately with my 35mm I couldn’t get close enough to the action like I wanted to. I was really hoping to get down to see the cars up close but it was pretty busy so I didn’t get any close ups.
I was able to get some shots on my phone as well with video – sorry about the poor quality upload through WordPress. No 4K 120FPS here 🙂
Just wanted to give a shout out to James and the Yokohama Canada team for the invite! It’s so sick to be able to be up close and personal with the events that take place locally and to see al the other segments of the business other than the motorsports line that I’m more used to. A great team to be a part of!
I knew where I had to be from a mile away lol.
Up from the other side of the paddock, the teams getting ready.
I wanted to steal one of these for the garage LOL
Another view of some of the cars. Most of them look like Ford Fiesta’s but unsure of a lot of the others. Many of the cars ranged from EV to combustion and to see them out on the track and the differences between them was unreal in person. You have the silent whines of the EV’s and the loud echoing booms of the combustion vehicles… Totally cool in person.
Here’s a view from the suite – we got a nice shot of the bend and a side view of the jump you can see on the right of the picture.
Something I was a little more interested in was this beauty. Check out the studs on this bad boy…
Hundreds of studs on a tire for the grip out on the icy track
Just on my way out, I tried to get some closer shots of the cars in the paddock but this was as close as I could get.
Some video shots – potato quality but still cool. 4 of the combustion vehicles out on the track
And a quick clip of the EV’s. That sound!