You might be wondering why the title of this post is called ‘Honda Nationals from the Pit lane’. I mean what kind of photographer comes to a track focused event and doesn’t take on-track shots? What a lazy and incompetent photographer! Well this weekend I was ‘that’ photographer and I’ll tell you why I was. When the Honda Nationals was introduced back into the scene two years ago it was organised and promoted as a social event. In 2011 and 2012 I competed in the Cars For Hope Honda Integra; I had a great time at these events because I was very close to the Honda scene, almost everyone in the paddock was a friend and if they weren’t a quick conversation would fix that right up. Unfortunately our car wasn’t quite ready to compete this year but I was still very keen to make the trip down to Winton raceway to have a look. Usually when I’m on the job as a photographer I’d have a set brief that I’ve been assigned from my employer and I’d have to follow the brief meticulously. This weekend I could create this brief myself and that meant hanging out with mates, ALL DAY! I did make it out on to the track but I was simply too busy in the passenger seat shouting at my mates to get on the gas earlier at corner exits or driving their cars myself. There was almost no time to whip out the camera except for a few moments throughout the day and those moments are captured below.
1. Brandon Lockwood BYP Racing – Integra Type R (DC2) – 1:31.3800
2. Adam Casmiri JDM Yard – Integra Type R (DC5) – 1:33.3770
3. Duncan Shiu – Integra VTi-R (DC2) – 1:34.9470