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…
Today's "Photo Of The Day" comes from round three of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Series at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. It was the start of the 250 Main Event and Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha's Aaron Plessinger had just launched off the gate and proceeded to lead the competition into turn one where he obtained a second place start, but I was most excited for the pyrotechnics that I had caught in the frame. My Photography teacher would refer to that as "a happy accident", which is a suitable name when you think about it.
Plessinger went on to have a few good battles before the checkered flag flew, ultimately finishing in second place. The number 23 still sits second in points behind TLD/GoPro/Red Bull/KTM's Shane McElrath, but we'll see what the off-road kid can do this weekend in PHX.
Photographer | Casey Davis
Camera | Canon EOS 7D MKII
Lens | Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L
Shutter Speed | 1/200s
Aperture | f/9
ISO | 1600