Top 10 photos of the week: 2014-09-03

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10. Vintage racing to the clouds. Lime Rock Park is a special place, and epitomizes what sportscar and club racing in the United States is all about. The Historic Festival is always a great time.

 

1967 Matich SR3
1967 Matich SR3

Photo by: Michael DiPleco

 


 

9. Panning motor sports is one of the most basic things in photography. But putting something, like trees, between yourself and the subject for a different kind of pan: works.

 

#5 Oman Racing Team Aston Martin Vantage GT3: Jeff Smith, Rory Butcher
#5 Oman Racing Team Aston Martin Vantage GT3: Jeff Smith, Rory Butcher

Photo by: Daniel James Smith

 


 

8. There is something odd about this view of IndyCars marching down the back straight of Fontana Speedway. In any case, it satisfies our need to see repetition, patterns and unison.

 

Race start
Race start

Photo by: John Cote

 


 

7. A nice unique view of testing from the Porsche photographer. Good access and a creative streak means images like these. Reflections, single point of focus (think Stanley Kubrick), framing (garage opening), there's a lot going on here. Very nice.

 

Porsche 919 Hybrid testing
Porsche 919 Hybrid testing

Photo by: Porsche AG

 


 

6. A different kind of view of the rear-wheelie. Lorenzo was on the edge in this image.

 

Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing
Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Photo by: Yamaha MotoGP

 


 

5. Your Maria Sharapova interlude. There's a Porsche 918 Spyder in this somewhere. We think it's valet parked behind the hotel.

 

Maria Sharapova with the Porsche 918 Spyder
Maria Sharapova with the Porsche 918 Spyder

Photo by: Porsche AG

 


 

4. Photo finish at Mosport (we have a hard time saying Canadian Tire Motorsport Park).

 

Ryan Blaney wins ahead of German Quiroga
Ryan Blaney wins ahead of German Quiroga

Photo by: NASCAR Media

 


 

3. Will Crazy. Congrats to the Aussie for finally taking that IndyCar championship.

 

Will Power, Penske Racing Chevrolet
Will Power, Penske Racing Chevrolet

Photo by: Chris Owens

 


 

2. In NASCAR, where the scene looks basically the same every weekend, it's not easy to make something different. Although we've seen this look before, we can't recall also catching a fan's flash in the background. This catapults the photo to second place. A bit of flair, let's say.

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

Photo by: Action Sports Photography, Inc.

 


 

1. "Here, let me push you out of the way to take my 11th victory in 12 races this season. K, thanks."

 

Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo
Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo

Photo by: Yamaha MotoGP

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Series General
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , German Quiroga , James Smith , Jorge Lorenzo , Will Power , Rory Butcher , Jeff Smith , Marc Marquez , Ryan Blaney
Teams Team Penske , Hendrick Motorsports , Yamaha Factory Racing
Article type Commentary