Posts Tagged ‘1/8th mile’

After a long hard winter here in upstate NY, the summer temps have arrived. This also means it is time for some drag racing. 

Skyview Drags in Owego,NY opened their doors this weekend for a Test n Tunes session. I packed up my camera gear and headed south to check out some 1/8th mile practice hits, from some of the fastest cars and motorcycles in the north east. 

    Above Larry award doing a smokey burnout in his beautiful orange SS Nova. 

Turnout was pretty good, with a fair amount of cars and motorcycles testing for the up coming season at the “Ridge”. The track seemed to be able to take the high horsepower cars even though the temps where high. The outdoor tempeture was around 85 degrees, so I’m sure the track was really warm. 

I spent about three hours walking around taking pics of the beautiful looking drag cars in the pits. Once the action started I planted myself at the starting line, so I could get some wicked burnout shots. (Plus smell the burning rubber) he he. 

Skyview only charged $5 for spectators to enjoy a day of side by side runs down the drag strip. I traveled 2hrs west a couple weeks ago and was charged $15 to watch 25 cars make runs. Not happy. Really $15 for test n tune? Thank you Skyview for not hitting our wallets hard. This way maybe som espectators might turn into racers after a day at the track. 

We could even go over to the concrete oval and watch some testing for the same $5. I noticed a lot of people sitting in the grandstands watching the cars run down the 1/8th mile, enjoying the weather and the sound of big horsepower. Later on in the day I went up track for a bit to catch some fast action shots. 

It took me a few shots to catch up with the speed of the cars, but it was worth it. I am glad I spent the day at Skyview in Owego. It looks like Skyview is going to have another star studded field of cars for the 2015 race season. I look forward to visiting the Ridge a lot this year. Check out their schedule at Skyview Drags. You can see all of my images from this weekend at John Zachary Photography

 Thank you for stopping by 

I will see you at the track.