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Really rough day at Summit Point (Motorcycle Racing)
Posted By: MRRiley, 05-25-2009, 06:00 PM

I finally made it back out to Summit Point, near Charles Town, WV for the motorcycle racing. The day started rough with a rider dumping his bike and slamming headfirst into one of the tire barracades. He was airlifted to the hospital with likely spinal damage. This is a rough sport folks! That was the worst wreck of the day but it wasn't the last. I was panning on riders in a sweeping turn when the following happened...

Losing It


Highside Exit


This guy got up and walked away...

K10D 200ISO, Shutter Priority-1/500 s, BIGMA at f6.7 and 310mm...

More to follow but had to get these up...

Mike

Last edited by MRRiley; 05-28-2009 at 07:04 AM. Reason: updated photos
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05-27-2009, 03:49 PM   #16
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Thanks JMR... Still no word on the badly injured rider's condition.

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Nice shots, Mike!

Yep, there is nothing like laying the bike down. My one and only time (showing off - not racing) was back in my Navy days when I was young and stupid. Theses days, I'm old and stupid, but not as stupid as back then.
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woa.. OUCH, he is lucky he got away from that one!
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Amazing shots and amazing dedication from the rider. To be that far gone and still looking the right way up the track, stunning.

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Thanks guys. Yeah, he was dedicated and very lucky. LOL

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Last one seems to be a leap of faith but running


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