Posts Tagged ‘Motocross’

This last weekend I made a trip down to Las Vegas for the final round of the 2009 Monster Energy Supercross Series.  It was an amazing weekend and experience.  It was my first opportunity to shoot a Supercross Event with press credentials.  I would like to put out a special thank you to Brian Robinette and his family for being great hosts for the weekend.  Thanks for showing me the ropes of shooting at an event. 

Here are a few of my favorites from this weekend in Las Vegas.   For a full gallery of this weekends event, CLICK HERE.

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Endurocross… Ever heard of it?  Take all the crazy tough, hardest obstacles that you come across on an enduro course, put it together on a supercross style track in front of a crowd of people, and you’ve got… Endurocross.  Enormous Logs, huge chunks of concrete debris, walls of tires, mud holes and gates full of motocross riders make up a night of Endurocross racing.  While a typical enduro race goes down deep in the woods or far out in the desert making it hard for spectators to enjoy, Endurocross racing is engineered to bring enduro racing into the laps of the spectators.  Racers in Endurocross don’t just ride to the finish line… they crash, bang, flip and fight their way through what looks to be an impassable course.  It’s spreading like wild fire throughout the motocross industry and Mr. Mike Hurlbert and his team of organizers are bringing this sport home to Hannegan Speedway.  With 10 rounds of Endurocross competition set for this years schedule of racing it’s sure to be a huge hit with racers as well as spectators.  CLICK HERE FOR EVENT SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION.

Hannegan Speedway Endurocross

Hannegan Speedway Endurocross

Hannegan Speedway Endurocross

Hannegan Speedway Endurocross

Here are a few of my favorites from the Seattle Supercross 2009.  To view the whole gallery from Seattle CLICK HERE.

 

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“There is a point in every person’s life when they must choose to follow their dreams or be stuck in the life they fear.”  – unknown

It has been a life long dream of mine to be involved in the professional motocross/supercross industry. I have worked really hard in pursuing an oppertunity to shoot photos for a professional event. Getting into this industry as a photographer is 75% of “who you know”.

So, determined, I set out to make my connections. While at the 2008 Las Vegas Supercross and Washougal National, I clung on to every opportunity I could get to talk with anyone in the industry. I made some friends and got some email addresses. I used them to my advantage and made connections. I sent many-a-photo and many-a-email to the editors of the major motocross magazines. They are a tuff nut to crack but I finally got someone to respond.

Bryan Stealey, the managing editor for Racer X Illustrated, has agreed to provide me with press credentials for the 1st two rounds of the 2009 AMA Motocross Nationals. Racer X Illustrated has requested that they have first pick of my photos from the events.

So, on 5.21.09, Eldad and I will set off on a two week road trip to southern California. On 5.23.09, I will be shooting at Glen Helen Raceway for round 1 of the 2009 AMA Motocross Nationals. Round 2 will be the following weekend on 5.30.09 at The Hangtown Classic near Sacramento. I am very excited that the folks at Racer X have seen the potential in my work and am giving me the opportunity to shoot behind the scenes for their publication.

 

Ryan Villopoto at the 2008 Washougal Motocross National

Ryan Villopoto at the 2008 Washougal Motocross National - Copyright 2008 Chad DeRosa Photography

 

For the week in between, Eldad and I will take the opportunity to explore some of the desert around the southwest with hopes of some amazing landscape photo opp’s. We are hoping to spend some time on Ol’ Route 66 and also make some stops in Death Valley.