Professional Photographer Discovers Autocross

One of my co-workers, Tony Morano, has a successful other career – he’s a professional sports & wedding photographer.

Antonio Morano Photography (c)

Today he came out to the SPOKES AutoX #9 at the San Antonio Raceway, a co-event with SASCA.   The event had a total of 107 competitors show up.  It was decided that we run 3 heats with 6 runs apiece.  Tony was already committed to a soccer game photography assignment at 1PM.  So he was only able to capture images from before the drivers meeting through the first heat.  Karlino was assigned to run in the second heat, so no cool action shots of me trying to figure out my “new” car’s handling!

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As an amateur photographer who learned from my Dad, I suffer that fate of most all photographers – I’m not in any pictures.  To rectify this for Tony, here’s some candid pictures of him during the drivers meeting…

Candid shots of Tony Morano - professional photographer in action!

For those of you at the drivers meeting (that should be all of you that autocrossed today) and the select few of the first heat, please visit Tony’s site for some great, high quality pictures.  Here’s a sampling, albeit small & low resolution (copyright tagged by me), to entice you.  There are 187 photos here!

Copyright Tony Morano Photography - low res edited for Racing Ready - Drivers Meeting

Copyright Tony Morano Photography - low res edited for Racing Ready - Drivers meeting grins

Copyright Tony Morano Photography - low res edited for Racing Ready - Dan P's Hot Miata on Grid

Copyright Tony Morano Photography - low res edited for Racing Ready - Wonderful wide angle cockpit shot!

Copyright Tony Morano Photography - low res edited for Racing Ready - Ben jammin' his Miata

I hope Tony is able to include the next SPOKES/SASCA autocross joint event (scheduled for October 18, 2009) in his busy schedule.   Racing Ready thinks it would be great to see some more quality pix by Tony!

Dan

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