Peter Roebuck is one of the longest serving WA Speedway photographers around today and has stirred our senses with great images over the years.
Peter is one of very few lens pros who have the skill, determination and capability to capture quality action Speedway shots using the technique called “Available Light”. Peter basically lugs around a lens that has a massive diameter to let truckloads of natural light in – and he needs a forklift to fit it to the camera, its a monster as you can see from his profile shot.
But that is how Peter gets those ripper WA racing images – no flash and using only available light at the time.
I am sure you will agree Peter’s service to the industry is unparalled and the shots he gets for us ooze clarity and detail —– detail that would perhaps otherwise be lost in flash photography. And…he is the only pro lensman who gets the colour of that glorious dark Kwinana Clay spot on too !!
We had a chat to Peter recently and while it’s extremely hard to choose his best work (it’s all bloody good !), Peter has supplied the following images that stand out in his opinion.
I am glad Peter did that, cos we couldn’t make up our mind and had over 800 shots on the layout table in front of us that we couldn’t separate.
Well done Peter, and thanks sincerely for all your hard work and devotion to Speedway in general and Sprintcars in particular.
Your efforts add to the fun and experience in a huge way !
Let’s take a look at some of those special moments that Peter has captured, in both Sprintcar Racing and other Speedway classes.
Ellenbrook Action: Shane Norris (93), Jason Pryde (83) and Jason Oldfield enjoy the closeness of racing !
Just Superb ! : Brooke Sutton is congratulated by doting date Darren after it was official that Brooke had bagged TOP points for the year in Junior Sedans
David Priolo really got some air at Kwinana
........ and if that wasnt enough, Jason "hung it on the fence"
Kye Scroop tangles with Troy Beckingham (LH) while Callum Williamson arrives on the scene at a fast rate of knots !
After Burner Torch: Trent Pigdon lights up his #19 in a big way
Kwinana provided such close racing this season. Here Peter Roebuck captures an awesome image of James McFadden (25) holding out a determined Kyle Hirst
"The Rotator" - Local WA driver Jason Kendrick gets right on the gas
Wingless Sprintcar driver Paul Fielder (13) got a bit wayward with this one
Sidecar action doesn't get any closer than this - Peter often rocks up to Bike Events at Pinjar Park WA (#36 Brett Parry and Tom Pendlebury, #14 Peter Teale and Darren Nash, #44 Ben and Jamie Thompson)
And again ! - Peter captures Jason Kendrick getting maximum grip at Kwinana through turns 1/2
WA's David Schofield lets it rip at Kwinana's pits bend
Two Champions: General John Day and Gavin Migro enjoy a light hearted moment before a Motorplex Program
Classic Sprintcar action. Peter stops the clock and shows us Jamie Maiolo and Shaun Bradford in full flight - check it out closely ---- both Bradford's front wheels are off the ground as he slides underneath the Myalup Champion, who also hikes the left front as part of the desperate duel
Peter captures a "parachute" moment at WA's magnificent Pinjar Park as Jett Muller decides to engage the "Jett Pack"
And for all those Sprintcar Tragics out there that like the shots that require no captions…… the next three images are all for you !!
They speak for themselves.
Good on you PETER !!!!
Sincere thanks Mate.