Dan Zimmermann and Scott Sevenbergen produced some great work in Part 1 of “WHEN IT RAINS AT KNOXVILLE”.
Today we bring you their final consignment of photos of the recent Indy racing program at Iowa Speedway in this “Part 2 of WHEN IT RAINS AT KNOXVILLE” .
Motoring Journalist and Photographer Dan Zimmermann
USA Photographic Correspondent :Scott "SEVE" Sevenbergen
Dan and Seve hit the road, dodged the rain (mostly) and took in a weekend of alternative open wheel racing. (You need to read part 1 first to get the lowdown – click on this link or scroll down to the previous post: http://torquetube.com.au/2012/07/03/american-report-when-it-rains-at-knoxville-part-1/ ).
The Iowa Speedway is aglow before the skies opened up. (Dan Zimmermann photo)
The Traditional BHG (Bus House Gang) Salute for those friends that couldn't make it to Iowa Speedway - Photo by a Phantom BHG member
Graham Rahal’s car is on the ramps and ready for preparation. (Dan Zimmermann photo)
Aussie Will Power entering turn 3 at high speed. (Scott Sevenbergen photo)
This Shot and the next one - Penske teammates Helio Castroneves and Aussie Ryan Briscoe running down the back straightaway at the Iowa Speedway. (Scott Sevenbergen photo)
Aussie Ryan Briscoe - see previous photo caption
Owner/Driver Ed Carpenter who is sponsored by Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka (Scott Sevenbergen photo)
Former F1 driver and Indycar rookie Rubens Barrichelo (Scott Sevenbergen photo)
Kiwi Scott Dixon drives the Target/Chip Ganassi Dallara/Honda. Scott led in the later stages but fell back to 4th at the end. (Scott Sevenbergen photo)
JR Hildebrand shows off the National Guard colors down the backstretch. Like the orange rings on the wheels! (Scott Sevenbergen photo)
Rookie Josef Newgarden drives for former sprint car and Indycar driver Sarah Fisher. (Scott Sevenbergen photo)
Dario Franchitti experienced the thrill of victory by winning the top qualifiers heat race but fortunes were reversed as his engine expired on the pace laps before the Iowa Corn Indy 20 took the green flag. He was scored in last place. (Scott Sevenbergen photo)
Texas Indycar victor Justin Wilson hails from England. (Scott Sevenbergen photo)
Fan favorite Tony Kanaan won one of the qualifying heat races and put on a show in the main event by finishing 3rd after starting from 19th. (Scott Sevenbergen photo)
Sure these great photos are not of Sprintcars, but this is typically what US Sprintcar fans like Dan Zimmermann and Scott Sevenbergen do – when they can’t get their local fix of Sprintcar Racing because of poor weather, they go elsewhere and take in some other codes of racing, and if your lucky enough, like on this occasion, they got to see Silver Crown cars and Midgets on Pavement.
Not a bad substitute I say !