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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Women’s Little 500

This was definitely one of the toughest assignments I’ve shot this year. It wasn’t because of emotional or technical reasons, but because I was feverish the entire day. I had been sick in the days leading up to the event, but I didn’t want to miss an opportunity to photograph the Little 500. I felt better as I headed out to the track, but by the end of the day I was at about 30 percent.

Teter rider Lauren Gowdy, right, celebrates with teammate Dana Vandergenugten after the team won the Women's Little 500 on Friday, April 23, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Teter scored it's first victory in the race since 2005.

Teter rider Lauren Gowdy, right, celebrates with teammate Dana Vandergenugten after the team won the Women's Little 500 on Friday, April 23, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Teter scored it's first victory in the race since 2005.

Teter rider Caitlin Van Kooten receives a hug after the team won the Women's Little 500 on Friday, April 23, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. It is the team's first win since 2005.

Teter rider Caitlin Van Kooten receives a hug after the team won the Women's Little 500 on Friday, April 23, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. It is the team's first win since 2005.

Teter rider Dana Vandergenugten, middle, celebrates with her teammates after winning the Women's Little 500 on Friday, April 23, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. It was Teter's first win since 2005.

Teter rider Dana Vandergenugten, middle, celebrates with her teammates after winning the Women's Little 500 on Friday, April 23, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. It was Teter's first win since 2005.

 Army rider Lauren Sewell winces in paid after being involved in an accident in turn three during the Women's Little 500 on Friday, April 23, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Sewell  was able to continue on her bike, but her team fell off of the lead lap.

Army rider Lauren Sewell winces in paid after being involved in an accident in turn three during the Women's Little 500 on Friday, April 23, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Sewell was able to continue on her bike, but her team fell off of the lead lap.

Riders prepare to be introduced during the parade lap before the Women's Little 500 on Friday, April 23, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Riders prepare to be introduced during the parade lap before the Women's Little 500 on Friday, April 23, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Army riders Aileen Ottenweller, left, and Rachel Stark share an iPod as they warm up before the start of the Women's Little 500 on Friday, April 23, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The teammates were listening to "All I Do Is Win" by DJ Khaled.

Army riders Aileen Ottenweller, left, and Rachel Stark share an iPod as they warm up before the start of the Women's Little 500 on Friday, April 23, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The teammates were listening to "All I Do Is Win" by DJ Khaled.

Phi Beta Phi rider Caroline Brown, middle, watches an American flag wave during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of the Women's Little 500 on Friday, April 23, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Phi Beta Phi, the defending winners of the race, finished XXth after a penalty and wreck.

Phi Beta Phi rider Caroline Brown, middle, watches an American flag wave during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of the Women's Little 500 on Friday, April 23, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Phi Beta Phi, the defending winners of the race, finished XXth after a penalty and wreck.

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