Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Met Life Supercross 2019 Uploaded!

I finally had some free time to get Adobe Lightroom installed on my new desktop.  I never used the program before and just used an older version of Photoshop for cropping and resizing.  Lightroom is much more efficient at doing the editing that I do than Photoshop is.  What would normally take a good part of a day (like 8 hours or more) to go through all my photos from an event, now took just a few hours (3-4 hours). I am now asking myself why I never used it before...

Anyway, I know these are over a year late, but my laptop would crash after editing 3-4 RAW image files so going through 1000+ and having to reboot after 3-4 files, I don't have the patience or that much free time to tackle that scenario.  I figured I would process the supercross photos first since we just got started racing again.  Qualifying for Salt Lake City, round 2 starts in a few minutes as I type this.  

Click HERE to go right to the photos

Since it was so long ago, I'll give you a little refresher.  In the 250 class, Austin Forkner had the points lead and the red plate.  Unfortunately, 3 weeks prior, Austin crash in timed qualifying and tore his ACL. Austin had a 26 point lead going into Nashville and after the race, it was down to just 3 points. He did the best he could in the time leading up to Met Life to get rehab and therapy, but in the end, it wasn't enough.  He made it through practice, qualifying and the heat, but had to pull off in the main.  Chase Sexton ended up winning and taking over the points lead and then after the Las Vegas round, he was crown 250 East SX Champion.

The 450 class still had drama, although the points race was not as close.  Cooper Webb held a 18 point lead over Eli Tomac and 23 points over Marvin Musquin.  Eli Tomac needed to win Met Life and Las Vegas plus needed help from other guys to get in front of Cooper Webb.  It was a long shot for Eli, but still possible.  Zach Osborne got off to a good start and was leading.  He then crashed and handed the lead over to Eli if I remember correctly.  The track was breaking down all night and especially the whoop section.  The riders were jumping the whoops instead of the blitzing across the tops of them.  Eli Tomac went down in the whoops right in front of where I was sitting in the stands, not once, but twice in pretty much the same spot and the same way.  The crashed were very similar.  Cooper Webb took over the lead and ended up winning the race with Zach Osborne in 2nd and Eli Tomac rounding out the podium in 3rd.  Cooper now had a 23 point lead going into Las Vegas and if Eli Tomac won, Webb just had to finish 20th or better.  If Eli placed 2nd, Cooper didn't even need to qualify because of the tie breaker.

Here's Ken Roczen throwing a nice whip

The whole Geico team had the Jets themed Shift gear

Just about locked the title up that night

Eli was good in the whoops when everyone was blitzing them, but some troubles when it came down to jumping them

Justin Cooper at his "home" supercross.  He's from Long Island, NY so this is the closest round

Marvin Musquin repping the New York Giants Saquan Barkley jersey

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Finally an update!

It's been a while since I have updated this blog.  The main reason is that I haven't been able to process the RAW image files on my laptop. The old girl kept crashing.  I have just about completed my build of my editing (and day trading) rig so I will start going through the photos that I have yet to edit.  I have the photos from Sunday at the Motocross of Nations in Red Bud 2018, Met Life Supercross 2019, High Point 2019 and also Unadilla 2019 to go through.  So far, I'm really enjoying the AMD Ryzen 3700x and NVMe SSD.  It is soooooo fast! In the mean time, click HERE to go check out the specs of the build!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


I took a lot of pictures at the MXON at Red Bud.  Here are my shots from Friday and Saturday.  I attended the MXON Experience Dinner Friday night and had an amazing time!  I was seated at Ryan Dungey's table.  What a great event and for such a good cause!  Over $150K was raised for Road2Recovery and Alpine Stars Medical Unit. A big thank you to Rob Buydos, Jeff Stanton and everyone else involved is organizing that dinner.  I would also like to thank the riders that took part and joined the fans that attended and spent time bench racing.

A list of the riders include: Jeff Stanton, Ricky Carmichael, Ryan Villopoto, Jeff Ward, Travis Pastrana, Kevin Windham, Jeff Emig, Mike LaRocco, Damon Bradshaw, Tim Ferry, Rick Johnson, Doug Henry, David Bailey, Chuck Sun, Donnie Hansen, Danny LaPorte, Brad Lackey, Gary Semics, Mike Hartwig, Dick Robbins, Mark Blackwell, Broc Glover, Johnny O'Mara, Ron Lechien, Ryan Hughes, Trey Canard, Jeremy McGrath, Ivan Tedesco, John Dowd and Gary Jones

Check out the shots HERE!

Aaron Plessinger's mechanic taking care of some things before practice and the qualifying races on Saturday.

Team Brazil's Enzo Lopes pitted under the Suzuki tent and JGR rig.  Many of the European teams shared rigs from the US Factory teams.

Max Nagl's Factory TM450.

The centerpiece at my table.  Each table was identified with one of these with the corresponding rider of each.  Some were lucky enough to take these home with them and others were collected by the even producers.

Rob Buydos talking to the King of Supercross, Jeremy McGrath at the MXoN Experience Dinner

Travis Pastrana and Kevin Windham talking about their decision to ride for Team Puerto Rico and the fund raising efforts they put on for this event.  

Ryan Dungey and Ryan Villopoto talking about their rivalry while they were racing and Im sure Rob Buydos was stirring the pot to get them going.

Team USA, Justin Barcia, Aaron Plessinger, and Eli Tomac stopped by the MXON Experience Dinner to say hello and take a few photos with fans

Dylan Ferandis of Team France giving his YZ250F the berries 

Eli Tomac laying into one of Red Bud's sandy berms

Enzo Lopes of Team Brazil shredding his Suzuki though this Red Bud turn

Just one of the many beer bong/hat creations

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Unadilla 2018 Gallery

I finally had enough free time to go through all of my photos from Unadilla and get them uploaded.  The track was in great shape in the morning for the practices and Ken Roczen, Justin Barcia and Austin Forkner were throwing some nice whips!  Later in the day though, the weather took a turn for the worse and the skies opened up! Check out the complete gallery HERE to see them all frame-by-frame!

Aaron Plessinger on his Star Racing Yamaha YZ250F

Alex Martin, the Troll Train, showing some style on his Troy Lee Designs KTM 250SXF

Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Austin Forkner throwing a big fatty on the Sky Shot

Benny Bloss clicking some heels on his Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM

I am fairly certain this is Dylan Ferandis going by the last few letters on the back of his jersey and the chest protector.

Defending Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 450 Champion Eli Tomac, utilizing the foam and extended plastic visor on his helmet to help visibility and also to keep the mud from sticking to his helmet

Joey Savatgy with the leg swag on his Pro Circuit Kawasaki KX250F

Local boy, Justin Barcia giving the Unadilla, New York fans what they want.  Big, nasty whips off the Sky Shot!  I'd say Barcia delivered with flying colors!

Ken Roczen on his Factory Honda CRF450 showing the Unadilla faithful that he has plenty of style too.  This is currently my background on my laptop and desktop.  My favorite photo from the weekend!

Factory Red Bull KTM's Marvin Musquin reminding the younger kids that he still has tricks up his sleeve (even though Marvin is not old, he's still more of a vet in the 450 class).

Another local New Yorker, Filthy Phil Nicoletti on his Factory Husqvarna FC450.  Phil rode great with 3-5 moto finishes and landed on the overall podium in third.  It was so cool to see this happen at his "home" national.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Southwick Photos are Uploaded!

I have finished uploading from the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross from The Wick 338 in Southwick, Massachusetts.  It was a HOT one out there!  I was only watching so I couldn't even imagine what those guys went through doing two 30 minute +2 lap motos.  Both classes provided some great racing and holy cow, was Eli Tomac hauling the mail in moto 2!  He was fast in moto 1 was well because he was mid-pack at best out of the first turn and made a ton of passes within the first few hundred yards just railing around the outside of everyone.  Click HERE to check out the entire album!

Aaron Plessinger on the downhill off camber coming into the middle section of the track.

Alex Martin on his Troy Lee Designs KTM railing a sand berm at The Wick

Still figuring out these slow shutter shots but I think this one came out decent of Copper Webb

Some patriotic fans were a hit and they had to be sweating their tail off becuase it was hot and humid!

Eli Tomac relocating some of the Southwick sand

This turn near the infield VIP area provided for some great shots I think as Ken Roczen demonstrates

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

High Point 2018 Photos are uploaded!

My shots from the great action this past weekend at the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross High Point National are uploaded!  You can click the link above (or from the menu on mobile) or HERE. Below are some of my favorites, but you can see all 12-13 frames of the Joey Savatgy crash if you go to the gallery.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

2 Stroke Shootout 2017

I uploaded my photos from the 2 Stroke Shootout from Sleepy Hollow MX this past weekend.  Click HERE or the link above to check out the album!