You’ll probably find most photographers that have worked Miller Motorsports Park have a love-hate relationship with the track. At least from a shooting perspective.
The hate part is easy. It’s long, you’re positioned well away from the racing surface and for the most part, well away from any apex. The course is flat, no tight turns and rarely are the cars gathered in a pack.
Oh, it’s hot and dusty. It’s just a tough track to work.
The love part? When you get it right, it’s right. The mountains provide a spectacular back drop and the wide open spaces provide opportunities not available at other tracks. And, at the end of the day, it’s different. Personally, I like shooting there.
But the real love comes from and for the staff at MMP. The people. Kind, accommodating and caring are just three attributes that immediately come to mind. I will gladly go on record and state, NO OTHER TRACK treats you as well as John Gardner and his Media Center staff at MMP.
So now you’ve been set up to feel a little sympathy for your’s truly and the other two hardest working photographers in America, here are a few of the nuggets we mined from the Larry H. Miller Utah Grand Prix. Enjoy!