What a wet weekend it turned out to be for the first round of the IKF Northwest Regional Series at Pat’s Acres just outside of Portland, Oregon. This sprint karting series formerly known as the Can-Am series, spans the northwest in Oregon, Washington, and Canada and features most of the popular karting classes. As an avid endurance kart racer myself I was especially excited to see the air-cooled two-cycle class alongside the four-cycle, shifter and TaG classes. To my surprise the four-cycle classes have the most participants and most exciting on-track action.
In order to push my creative boundaries, I have been active in pursuing new opportunities to shoot more photos, specifically of new or interesting subjects. Karting in the rain is a great challenge in that aspect as the rain really throws off the camera sensor forcing you to be more fluid and smooth with your pans and more dialed in on the technical side of things. This challenge didn’t come without its struggles though, unfortunately the rain ruined one of my memory card slots and the memory card it held. Luckily I have two slots so I was able to keep about half of the photos I shot during the weekend, but now I need to figure out how to replace it on this rare Pentax camera.
Big shout out to the SKUSA crew for their efforts and Dalton and Nichole for allowing me out to shoot some photos for the event.