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through a connection at a shop i do some photo work for, i was able to get a media pass for Petit Le Mans this year at Road Atlanta this past weekend. i was to shoot for Nissan, a huge opportunity for me. since i was shooting for the brand and not just one team, i tried to get shots of all of the cars powered by nissan. this included about 5 LMP2 cars (LMP chassis, production based engine with spec limits) which have a VH45 derivative and the famed DeltaWing powered by a highly tweaked 1.6L juke turbo engine. i'm gonna keep all of the pics in this thread nissan branded but there are plenty more to see in the albums. i've got my thursday (practice sessions) shots edited and uploaded, i'll keep working on the rest!

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Petit Le Mans '12 - Thursday 10/18 - JPMcG Photography

fav's:

1. Conquest Racing driver Eric Lux just before heading out to practice


2. after a tremendous accident with a GTC car Wednesday, Highcroft racing spent thursday rebuilding the DeltaWing


3. there are lots of little details on LMP cars that are hard to see from track side like these carbon aero pieces along the flank


4. Eric Lux powering out of the pit lane in the Conquest Racing LMP2 #37


5. even though it was only a practice day, there were plenty of spectators around turn 10 to watch the action


6. i spent most of the weekend hanging out with this team, Conquest Racing


7. after nonstop work for over a day, the DeltaWing was back together, here with driver Lucas Ordonez before night practice


8. captured this view right as the deltawing was about to go out for practice, no photoshop here, this one's practically straight out of the camera


thanks for looking! i'll keep posting more pics as i get friday and saturday's shots done! plenty more to see in the albums so be sure to look through them!
 

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finished up pics from friday so there's 8 more fav's to post...

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Petit Le Mans 2012 - Friday 10/19 - JPMcG Photography

fav's:

1. TDS Racing proved to be quite a juggernaut over the course of the weekend


2. OAK Racing's Gulf livery was a big hit here stateside


3. the Thiriet car heading up toward the bridge from 10b


4. the Murphy Prototypes car set crazy fast lap times as well


5. constant traffic flowed toward Lucas Ordonez and Gunnar Jeanette, drivers of the DeltaWing


6. with eyes on the pride, Martin Plowman, aka "Plowey", put down a tremendous qualifying lap


7. these LMP2 cars are powered by a Nismo built VH45's


8. OZ wheels of all variety of designs can be found around the pits


starting to work on saturday's pics now... stay tuned!
 

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this included about 5 LMP2 cars (LMP chassis, production based engine with spec limits) which have a VH45 derivative
Just wanted to point out that the cars actually use a Nissan VK45 derivative. The older VH45 engine hasnt been used in years.

Curious to what differences there are in the block between these VK45s and the actual production blocks.

Awesome pics btw, The Deltawing is a cool project and Lucas Ordonez is an impressive driver!
 

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wow, having a picture of that specifically, i totally blew that one lol. i actually asked one of the guys from nissan about it and he said, "yea, it's a VH" so that's what i was going off of. makes sense that it'd be a VK though. my bad!

thanks guys!
 

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finally done with all of my pics from Petit this year, here's the last set...

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Petit Le Mans 2012 - Saturday 10/20 - JPMcG Photography

fav's:

1. Conquest Racing working diligently on their car Saturday morning


2. Gunnar Jeanette was literally off to the races after the green flag, passing the entire GTC class on the first lap!


3. David Heinemeier Hansson set a brisk pace in the P2 class, almost immediately passing the P2 leader


4. OAK Racing maintained heavy pressure on Conquest for 1st place in P2 class all day


5. Martin Plowman (aka Plowey) ended up setting the fastest lap in P2 in the Conquest Racing car


6. three Nissan teams (Greaves, TDS, and Conquest) stacked up after a caution


7. Pierre Thiriet turning hard into the uphill Esses at sunset


8. Lucas Ordonez would finish the race for the DeltaWing team ending up 5th place overall, a huge success!


there's plenty more (250+!) shots in the album, be sure to look through them when you have time!
 
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