In the opening minutes of first practice on Thursday, the driver of the #31 Action Express Corvette Daytona Prototype misjudged his braking point coming up on the #70 Mazda. The car didn’t spin, but the car got sideways and missed the corner apex. Correcting required putting two wheels into the fringe of the gravel trap and kicking up some gravel, but the car carried on with no obvious damage. The moment of excitement illustrates by spectators gather at Turn 10a. It is also an example of a near-miss early in practice that might have been much more costly to two teams.
Camera Settings – 1/200 shutter speed, f/10, ISO 100, 420mm. The shot clearly isn’t perfect. A better pan might have resulted in a crisper car or gravel being scattered. However, it is an example of being in the right place at the right time and quick enough to get a workable shot of the action. These are the lessons that (hopefully) make for a better shot next time.
The #31 Action Express Corvette Daytona Prototype was driven by season regulars Eric Curran and Dane Cameron and joined for the race by very recently crowned Indycar champion Simon Pageneaud. They finished fourth overall, just off the podium.