29
May
Canon  1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual Love the worn out look of the awesome Raceway Park logos that adorn the walls and signage around the historic facility.

Rarely am I ever in town on a Wednesday of an NHRA race weekend but due to client needs for photo coverage I would get into NJ early. I had a lot of free time today between shoots at the track so I walked around Raceway Park shooting photos of the historic raceway. Here are some of my favorite images on the day.

Canon  1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual A painter touches up the worn out checkered flag design in the winners circle as the car of Alexis DeJoria sits nearby.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           A painter touches up the worn out checkered flag design in the winners circle as the car of Alexis DeJoria sits nearby.

 

Canon  1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual Signage on the starting line of Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual
Signage on the starting line of Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ.

Canon  1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority Here is the view from the top of the grandstands just past halftrack at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
Here is the view from the top of the grandstands just past halftrack at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ.

Canon  1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual John Force Racing track specialist Lanny MiGlizzi surveys the track surface for any bumps with the help of two radio controlled cars, a pair of binoculars and a long skateboard like devise that allows him to move just inches off the track.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual
John Force Racing track specialist Lanny MiGlizzi surveys the track surface for any bumps with the help of two radio controlled cars, a pair of binoculars and a long skateboard like devise that allows him to move just inches off the track.

Canon  1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual Love the worn out look of the awesome Raceway Park logos that adorn the walls and signage around the historic facility.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual
Love the worn out look of the awesome Raceway Park logos that adorn the walls and signage around the historic facility.

Canon  1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority Overall view from the tower behind the starting line of Raceway Park.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
Overall view from the tower behind the starting line of Raceway Park.

Canon  1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f3.2, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority More character wrinkles to the face of Raceway Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f3.2, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
More character wrinkles to the face of Raceway Park.

Canon  1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority A track worker makes some touchups to the white paint of the sound wall behind the starting line.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
A track worker makes some touchups to the white paint of the sound wall behind the starting line.

Canon  1Dx, 24-70mm, 200iso, f8, 1/1250th, Manual Detailed view of the A-board at the starting line of Raceway Park.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 200iso, f8, 1/1250th, Manual
Detailed view of the A-board at the starting line of Raceway Park.

Canon  1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority Detailed view of the starting switch that activates the starting light system (aka the christmas tree)

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
Detailed view of the starting switch that activates the starting light system (aka the christmas tree)

Canon  1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/400th, Aperture Priority Here is a view right down the track with the christmas tree.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/400th, Aperture Priority
Here is a view right down the track with the christmas tree.

On the way out of the track for the day I noticed nitro team haulers slowly coming into the tracks entrance gates. I was tired and didn’t feel very well but I knew I would regret it later if I didn’t shoot a few shots.

So I did!

Canon  1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f9, 1/200th, Aperture Priority The car hauler for NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps pulls into Raceway Park to park and set up for this weekends Summer Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f9, 1/200th, Aperture Priority
The car hauler for NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps pulls into Raceway Park to park and set up for this weekends Summer Nationals.

Canon  1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/400th, Manual The car hauler for NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence drives down Pension Rd. through a green canopy of trees overhead on the way to Raceway Park.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/400th, Manual
The car hauler for NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence drives down Pension Rd. through a green canopy of trees overhead on the way to Raceway Park.

Thats it for a racing less day at the dragstrip. Next blog will have cars racing, I promise!


 
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11 responses to “10 Spot / NHRA Englishtown Wednesday”

  1. You shot the Soul of Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. The Track Logo’s with all their wear and tear and History. I’ve been going there since the late 60’s and have seen History both Good and Bad unfold here. Raceway Park was Yesterday’s ZMax. She’s Old but She Still Shines!! Great Shots, Mark!

  2. Ian Tocher says:

    Nice job at finding the interesting in the mundane.

  3. Hey Mark… hope you are feeling better and thanks for all those great shots. The logos remind me of the 70’s and 80’s. If its too expensive to upgrade that track… I can see why they would tear it down. It needs a total upgrade to stay afloat. Old Bridge has great history… hate to see it leave.

  4. Lynn Park says:

    Mark … You’re right. The car haulers are a show themselves. Keep up the good work.

  5. Mickey Walker says:

    Always great photos. Glad you got rid of that tunnel vision lens! LOL

  6. Chuck Sullivan says:

    Great shots as per your usual. One question, Mark,-how can I share your site-in particular with my son who is approx. 250 mi.away?

  7. Annie says:

    Now you’re really making me jealous. Stuck in Detroit while you’re at E-town.
    Thanks for making me weep.

  8. As always great work. I shoot all of the motocross at Raceway Park held on the track next door and you’ve captured the heart of a great facility.

    Thanks

  9. Bill Pratt says:

    Really digging these shots of E-Town. I love the feel of it.

  10. Ed Kunze says:

    Hi,….I “dig” it all,Bless ya….

  11. Chuck, at the bottom of each blog there is a button to subscribe to blog. Click that and put in your sons email address and it will automatically send him the blogs each time I post a new one.

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