Photo of the Month April

Starting this month we will try something new. A photo of the month feature. This will not take the form of a normal monthly photo, as it will be either a single shot or sequence of shots showing an event, and telling the story behind it.

APR Audi R8 first makes with TRG Porsche 911 RSR.

APR Audi R8 first makes contact with TRG Porsche 911 RSR.

We will start things off with a bang. We’re at the 2012 Rolex Grand-AM race at Road America. I was shooting from the inside of turn eight at the time. On the first lap I noticed quite a bit of contact among the GT class cars as they came through this turn. On the next lap, the number 67 TRG Porsche 911 attempts to pass APR’s Audi R8 on the outside. The Audi locked up the brakes in an effort to slow down enough to not drift wide in the turn. It did not work, and resulted in the Audi climbing up the left front fender of the Porsche. The Audi spun around in front of the porsche, and into a gravel trap. However he was able to turn around and continue. The Porsche was not to fare so well. Due to suspension damage from the incident, he only made it through the next turn before something broke sending him into the retaining wall. The Audi finished the race with only cosmetic damage.

APR's Audi R8 climbs up the left side of TRG Porsche.

APR’s Audi R8 climbs up the left side of TRG Porsche.

Aftermath of contact in turn eight with TRG Porsche.

Aftermath of contact in turn eight with TRG Porsche.