Photo Gallery “Favorite Photos” from 2017 by Gary Gasper January 5, 2018 Gary Gasper PRINT The two guys on the left got the bejesus scared out of them at Kokomo Speedway! Chip Risner gets up in the slop during hot laps at Daugherty Speedway early in the year. From high atop the grandstands looking over the pit area at Joliet Dirt Oval 66, with the dragstrip behind it and Chicagoland Speedway in the distance. Drea Krick hitches a ride back to the pits after husband Jerrad won his feature at the Kokomo Klash My vote for best looking wrap on a racecar! Indiana USAC Midget Week 4 wide salute to the fans at Kokomo Speedway! Veteran Aaron Pierce flips his sprinter at Kokomo Speedway during the sprint car session during Midget Week. Brady Bacon stays ahead of Spencer Bayston during the Kokomo Grand Prix. Bayston would go on to win the USAC MIdget Championship for 2017. Midgets lined up and ready for action at the Kokomo Grand Prix last year! Tyler Hewitt “turning right to go left” at Kokomo Speedway! Frank Marshall moving the dirt down the back stretch at Dirt Oval 66 in Joliet, Illinois. Everyone’s favorite, Scott Bloomquist, showing his power down the back stretch at Plymouth during the Hell Tour. Dad Bruce Hogue leads son Steven during modified racing at Plymouth last year Shooting the sunset with a racecar in the shot is a favorite pastime of mine. The subject here is Zeke McKenzie and we’re at Montpelier Speedway! So you want to be a race photographer? Well, get in line…. Maybe my favorite shot of the year. 5 and a half wide Hornets at Kokomo Speedway! Topless modifieds wait their turn for hot laps at Shadyhill Speedway. With the sun going down, Dave Darland downs a cold Bud after winning the sprint car feature during the Kokomo Klassic. The famous “World of Outlaws” Sprint Cars at Plymouth Speedway show how they do the 4 wide salute! Another fan fave Bobby Pierce, during qualifying at Fairbury Speedway for the Prairie Dirt Classic. The USAC Sprint Series visited Plymouth Speedway last year and put on a great show. They return this year again so don’t miss them. Darren Wireman won the first “White Lightning Showdown” at Shadyhill last year. Chase Stockon “levitates” down the front stretch at Plymouth Speedway with the USAC Sprints. The modifieds went topless at Shadyhill Speedway once last year. They will do it again this year! Jarrett Andretti saving tire wear on the left side during this lap….! At Plymouth. Three classic designs of stock cars together at Plymouth. Veteran racer and engine builder Bruce Hogue poses in the pits at Plymouth last year. He will compete in his 50th year of competitive racing this year! The Mini Wedges “go 4 wide” during their racing at Plymouth Speedway! Kevin Hapner takes a divot during heat race action for the 600 Mini Sprints at Plymouth Speedway. Jamie Lomax celebrates with Rachel as the raindrops fall after his modified feature win at Plymouth during the Hell Tour visit last year. Nick Allen and dad Randy pose with smiles before the start of the “Mystery 100” at Shadyhill. Late Models at Shadyhill were fun to watch last year. They will return in 2018. Brady Short not short on speed through the turns at Shadyhill last year when the MSCS Sprints visited. Zac Summers giving all he can at Shadyhill when the Mini Sprints ran one night. Heavy hitters always show up at Shadyhill for the “Firecracker 50”. Randy Lines (18) won the big check last year. Dan Hamstra (23) has retired from racing after a very successful career. But you what they say about “never say never”….! Impressive sunset adds to the more impressive 4 wide salute to the fans before the “Firecracker 50”. Champions Night at Shadyhill had all 6 division champions do a victory lap side by side! This escalated quickly at Plymouth Speedway one night last year! Everyone was ok. Stone Sharpe getting on it during hot laps at US 24 Speedway! Zack Ashley unbuckles quickly after stopping for an oil fire. 14 year old Zeb Wise won the $5,000 to win “Big Dance” at US 24. He is going to be the one to watch in the future. When you mix a short dirt track with fast racecars, this happen somtimes! At US 24. Josh Richards was the Late Model feature winner at the “Thaw Brawl” at LaSalle Speedway. Outlaw Late Models at South Bend Motor Speedway are super fast! Thomas Meseraull after his USAC Sprint Week victory at Kokomo Speedway! Nick Allen shows off his $5,000 check after he won the “Mystery 100” at Shadyhill. Tyler Courtney and Old Glory after winning the spring car feature at the Kokomo Klash. We can’t forget about all of the great kids that smiled for the camera during the 2017 race season! Hoping to shoot even more this year!