Thrilling Day at the Racetrack with HP

My dad and I spent yesterday morning at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma County, about a 45 minute drive from San Francisco. HP, which sponsors Luczo Dragon Racing and provides some of the technology that teams use behind the scenes, invited us up to take a look at the HP two-seater IndyCar and go for a ride. Needless to say, anytime I get to spend part of a day combining three of my great loves (technology, cars and photography) I have a great time.I’m heading back up to the track tomorrow to take a closer look at tech on the race track.

I snapped these photos with my Nikon D700 and Sigma 70-200 f2.8 lens. Even with this high-end equipment it can be tough to shoot IndyCars. While at the track I used my iPhone 4 to order a Nikon MB-D10 Multi-Power Battery Grip, which allows my camera to shoot up to eight frames per second.

The laps around the road course were¬†exhilarating, as was standing next to the track wall and taking photos with the cars flying by at over 100mph. As you can see in the below photo, I was standing really close and could’ve reached out and touched the cars as they passed. Speaking of touch- the HP car and tracksuits are covered with HP’s TouchSmart logos and slogans.


One Comment

  1. aftermath

    08/20/2010 at 5:00 pm

    Wow. That’s my kind of day. I’m very, very jealous. Nice pictures, by the way.

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