Thursday, December 29, 2011
ARCA Stock Car Racing - Best of 2011
In a season that was dominated by series champion and ARCA rookie Ty Dillon, the ARCA series still managed to put on great races wherever they went. I was fortunate to shoot ARCA at Talladega, Salem, Lucas Oil Raceway and Winchester this season and have always enjoyed the rough and tumble action of the series. From the cramped pit lane of Salem to the wide open high banks of Talladega, this series also runs on mile dirt ovals and road courses, something no other current series can claim. I also love shooting ARCA because the drivers are so accessible and you get the chance to see the future stars of stock car racing on their way to the top. Guys like Dillon, Dakoda Armstrong and numerous others will be household names in NASCAR in the next few years, and former ARCA drivers are sprinkled throughout MASCAR's multiple series on any given weekend. Throw in seasoned veterans like 9-time series champ Frank Kimmel and you have a recipe for excitement at every track ARCA visits. And I have images to show "I knew them when..."