LONG BEACH GRAND PRIX

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I spent my Sunday afternoon weaving through crowds of sweaty men & half dressed women, getting beer spilled on me and standing on tall grand stands to get these images. I’m sure not a lot of my readers are big race fans, so hopefully you can appreciate other aspects of these photos. Here is the link to the column on LBpost.com >HERE<

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(Ryan Hunter-Reay driving the IZOD car; He ended up winning the race)

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(Who wants to sit in the heat hauling tires with a suit like that on? Any takers?)

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(IZOD had the days fastest PIT crew- Maybe she’s the reason?)

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(Believe it or not, this wasn’t a good place to watch the race… something the Racing Board needs to workout is better viewing, more TV’s around the site and a better fan experience…the quality of this event is lacking)

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(Bring a bucket if you want to see the race- or an extra $45 for a bleacher seat.)

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IMG_0883(Flying beer bottle could hurt someone)

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(Being a race fan could mean bringing stilts and a painted cardboard pinewood derby car on your waist…looks like their headed for the wine tent.)
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(Press photographers develop sharp elbows from nudging eachother out of position… its basically like racing on the side lines… we can even get penalties… awesome)

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(I know its bad to hope for a crash, but I couldn’t help it. Especially when the photographer next to me kept telling me his escape plan incase of a crash, I wish that guy escaped before I had to stand next to him)

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