The 2012 Maryhill Festival of Speed was great fun to attend and photograph. This week’s Image of the Week is one of my favorite shots from Championship Sunday. Maryhill All Star Battle (Maryhill FOS Sunday Quarter-Finals 20 _D3C4054) features a stacked field including the eventual event champion and the world speed record holder.
Every position was hotly contested as they passed my vantage point at the exit of never-ending left. Kevin Reimer, who would to on to reach the finals, was in the lead. Close behind were the duo of Kyle Wester, fresh off of his Laguna Seca victory, and eventual champion Patrick Switzer. Mischo Erban, who holds the world record for speed on a skateboard at 80.74 mph, is next and would be the third rider to advance from this heat. Louis Pilloni, who wowed us all at the 2011 Cathlamet Downhill Corral with his long jump, was fifth as they passed me. Zen Shikaze, one of the key figures in last year’s controversial finish, was a very close sixth. This Quarter-Final round had a world class field!
I am working backwards through images from the 2012 Maryhill Festival of Speed. All images from Championship Sunday are now posted. The day was highlighted by the championship finals in all classes, but some of the best racing and photos were in the preliminaries. I have titled and sub-divided images into groups by class and racing round to make it easier to find your favorite skaters. I’ve also tagged or captioned many riders so you can find them by searching, this is by no means all inclusive but should give you a head start to finding specific athletes. The first images from Saturday are live now, I will have images from all five days of the event when complete.
- JPEG image with Nikon D300 @ 200 ISO
- Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX Lens
- 1/200th of a second @ ƒ/13
- Sunday, July 1, 2012 @ 15:45
- Maryhill Loops Road, Goldendale, Washington, USA