Who’s the biggest name on this list today? The annual NASCAR projections on it’s rising stars.
Shot on Canon 60d mostly with 70-200 2.8 IS while chasing around the then know NASCAR K&N Pro East and West Series.
We had the opportunity to shoot the maiden race of the freshly configured 4×4 Trophy Truck of Robby Gordon.
While an early driveshaft yolk setback took them out of contention for the day, the Unicorn made it to the finish without any other challenges.
On-board the Unicorn
If you watch to the end you’ll see the old Robby’s Uprising logo. I’m pretty sure we were doing social media before social media. Thanks, ning.
Right below the top 3 NASCAR series (Cup, Xfinity, Trucks) are the two NASCAR K&N Series (East and West). I came to think of it where stockcar dreams came to die.
At this level, it costs shy of a million dollars a year to race an entire season. Here you either shine or run your family out of money.
NASCAR hired me to give the series some love. I traveled, shot, edited, and turned around a finished product within 4 days.
Going through some the old footage that I shot for NASCAR Hometracks (now dubbed NASCAR Roots) if found this shoot and edit.
Looking back at all my old videos I wish they had less music and more natural sounds. One of the things @planetrobby and myself have learned with motorsports videos through Stadium Super Trucks is music kills views.
This one was not terrible.
The part that got me was remembering Mike Stefanik. He was always great in victory and defeat.
Jamie Hylton called and said, “I got this kid.”
Story to follow. Stay tuned.
Bubba’s first words to me while working with Revolution Racing (now Rev Racing) were:
You’re my new PR bitch.A confident 6413 day old Darrell Wallace Jr.
Wrong I told him. You’re your new PR bitch.
I was right.
We had developed a relationship with Micron through racing in Baja. Micron had joined the team for the 2007 Dakar.
Long before gopro, Micron created an onboard recording system with a moving screen that cleared the path for the lens. Pretty innovative for the time.
This was my first edit while trying to find solutions to become the first team on the Dakar rally to broadcast themselves.
At the time (and currently) the ASO worked hard to extract every dollar from the teams and when they tried to extract broadcast fees from our team, we decided to brand the productions as video race reports.
I believe they still got us on the data though.
Here is one of my favorites from the entire race.