Thank you to contributing Photographers Gary Reid and Peter Roebuck

Words by Paul Griffin

Well with the mainstream Aussie Sprintcar season well into its winter hibernation, we thought it more than appropriate to pay a tribute to two very special people in the Sprintcar Industry.

Torque Tube would like to send a big thank you to two Gents who sit on the infield all night and via various mediums including this website, bring you sensational images of Sprintcar racing.

Gary Reid

Those two passionate individuals are none other than Sydney’s Gary Reid and Perth’s Peter Roebuck.
Both these experienced Lensmen bring you week-in, week-out great images of the motorsport we lust after and cherish. Why do they do it? They do it for the love of the sport and enjoy their photographic pursuits.

Peter Roebuck

Gary primarily covers the action at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway (formerly Parramatta City Raceway) and Peter similarly Perth Motorplex. Peter also ventures to other WA meetings such as Bunbury and Ellenbrook. Gary has in the past had a specialised interest in other codes of racing as we will find out in the next few weeks when we do a Special Feature post on his celebrated past.

Torque Tube thought it was prudent to thank both Gary and Peter for the fantastic work they do. We drafted a series of questions to ask both guys – the responses we got back were so awesome, detailed and interesting that we want to go to the next level and unlock their past experiences.

So much so that we will run a couple of Feature Posts that look in more detail at what these guys get up to, how they do it and where their photographic journey started.
It will make fascinating reading.

It is indeed an impossible task to pick the best shots from last season that Gary and Peter produced – so many stunning images to choose from and just not possible to separate. Having said that, we owe it to our viewers to have a shot though.

Yes a highly subjective topic, but in our eyes, below are 4 memorable shots from each photographer – just our thoughts and I am sure you will agree, they are rippers….but then again, aren’t they ALL !!!!

Join with me in thanking Gary and Peter for their great voluntary efforts, efforts that make this “Advert-Free” website possible.

Cheers guys !

Peter Roebuck: Brad Maiolo in full flight

Gary Reid: Gary makes time stand still as Jackson Delamont hikes the right front down the main straight at Valvoline Raceway

Gary Reid: Sam Walsh gives it everthing at Valvoline Raceway in time trials

Peter Roebuck: Max Johnston from NSW attended the 2015 Krikke Boys Shootout and gave it his all

Peter Roebuck: Peter caught an 8 shot motordrive string of WA's Ken Sartori taking a wild ride at Perth Motorplex. This is the 2nd last image , the top wind is still whipping around

Gary Reid: Standing firm as 1800 HP heads straight for him - Danny Reidy and Dave Murcott at Valvoline Raceway

Peter Roebuck: You dont always need speed to capture the moment - Cameron Gessner surveys the damage in a Motorplex Night he would rather forget

Gary Reid: American Brad Sweet guns his #99 at Valvoline Raceway

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