Wow, this must have been taken with a really long lens huh?
Nope. Brit photographer Andy Willsheer just happened to be in the right place at the wrong time and stood his ground while shooting as Steve Gasparrelli’s funny car crossed the track and mounted the wall at Pomona Raceway last Sunday.
When I’m shooting trackside, I’m often asked if I know what position so and so is in. The truth is that I am looking through a viewfinder, attempting to capture the next shot. I’m really not actually able to “watch” the race. Maybe some guys can, but I can’t. There is a time though when the debris is headed my way, that I know it is time to move.
So the question is, does Willsheer have junk made of steel, or did this whole thing happen to fast to do anything but keep the finger on the trigger?We’ve got video and The Man’s photos after the break so you can decide for yourself.
Via Mail Online