In between races, we took some time to browse our hard drives and look at photos taken throughout the year. We'll highlight each shot in a daily post, with the image sized to fit your computer screen or smartphone and described with a small backstory…
Just over a week ago, we celebrated the seventh running of the TransWorld MX Industry Cup with employees of the motocross community at Milestone MX. This year saw a few changes to the program in an attempt to further level the playing field for every skill level while keeping in mind the competitive nature of the former pros, and the conclusion was a success. 2016 marked our first attempt at a Grand Prix style racing format along with a GP style racetrack to match. The 6-7 minute course was strewn across the entire Milestone MX facility, and though the racing started on the main and vet tracks, the course eventually got a little interesting.
After making your way through the barn, the track then headed up the very steep Milestone Mountain (one of many sections that gave riders fits) and back down the driveway to the property below where the track then snaked around to the back of the Geico Honda test track. After making your way through a mud pit, a huge straightaway awaited for those looking to get in the tuck while after through the the gears. I managed to snap this shot of Team Troy Lee Designs’ Max Lee just as he was passing the entrance of the Geico test track, and immediately had to jump out of Lee’s way. At this point on the straightaway (roughly 1/4 of the way), Lee was probably traveling about 50 mph or so, and later on that day we heard that some of the guys on 450s were reaching upwards of 95 mph down that particular section of the course. I can’t wait till next year!
Photographer | Casey Davis
Camera | Canon EOS 7D MKII
Lens | Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L
Shutter Speed | 1/2500s
Aperture | f/5
ISO | 640