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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

2008 Little 500 (archive shots)

Fans try to stay warm during the Men's Little 500 race Saturday at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Temperatures dipped into the 40s during the race.

Fans try to stay warm during the Men's Little 500 race Saturday at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Temperatures dipped into the 40s during the race.

There’s a lot of hype going into this year’s Little 500 race because of the possibility of showers on Friday and Saturday. This could affect both men’s and women’s races depending whether they are rained out, pushed back, or postponed to another day. Regardless of the weather, I’ll be ready. If it does rain, it won’t be the first race I’ve shot in the rain.

One day removed from a surprise visit from then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, the 2008 men’s race kicked off with 40-degree temperatures and fickle rain. It made for a miserable day for what fans attended the race, the riders and members of the media in the infield covering the event.

In my four years at Indiana University-Bloomington, this was the second and last time I covered the race for the Indiana Daily Student, the school’s campus newspaper.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Little 500 Team Pursuit

Delta Chi riders make their way through turn four during Little 500 Team Pursuit on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The team won the event.

Delta Chi riders make their way through turn four during Little 500 Team Pursuit on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The team won the event.

Teter rider Caitlin Van Kooten leads her team through turn four during the finals of Little 500 Team Pursuit on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Teter won the event, giving them the white jersey on race day for the team with the most spring series points.

Teter rider Caitlin Van Kooten leads her team through turn four during the finals of Little 500 Team Pursuit on Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Teter won the event, giving them the white jersey on race day for the team with the most spring series points.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Little 500 Practice

Here are a few shots from a project I am working on. I haven’t been shooting much lately aside from the story, and today I photographed a practice session for the race after one of my classes.

Emanon rider Justin Haviar, right, stays loose off the track by rider on rollers during an afternoon  practice session for the Men's Little 500 on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Emanon rider Justin Haviar, right, stays loose off the track by rider on rollers during an afternoon practice session for the Men's Little 500 on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Emanon rider Derek Bailey, left, prepares to jump off the bike in an exchange with teammate Sean Vallely during an afternoon practice sesson for the Men's Little 500 on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Emanon rider Derek Bailey, left, prepares to jump off the bike in an exchange with teammate Sean Vallely during an afternoon practice sesson for the Men's Little 500 on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Little 500 Individual Time Trials

A rider makes his way through turn three during Little 500 Individual Time Trials on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

A rider makes his way through turn three during Little 500 Individual Time Trials on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Phi Kappa Psi rider Pat O'Hara warms up on rollers before his schedule track time during the Little 500 Individual Time Trials on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. O'Hara posted a time of 2:26.84.

Phi Kappa Psi rider Pat O'Hara warms up on rollers before his schedule track time during the Little 500 Individual Time Trials on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. O'Hara posted a time of 2:26.84.

Cutters rider Eric Young speeds down the front stretch with his eyes looking into turn one during his Little 500 Individual Time Trial on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Young posted the overall best time of the evening at 2:22.

Cutters rider Eric Young speeds down the front stretch with his eyes looking into turn one during his Little 500 Individual Time Trial on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Young posted the overall best time of the evening at 2:22.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Little 500 Qualifications

Kappa Kappa Gamma rider Mary Rush, right, celebrates with a teammate after the team posted a time of 2:44.52 during Little 500 Qualifications on Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Kappa Kappa Gamma rider Mary Rush, right, celebrates with a teammate after the team posted a time of 2:44.52 during Little 500 Qualifications on Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Delta Chi rider Ryan Meneghin flexes his muscles to the crowd as the fraternity's fan section erupts in cheers before the team's Little 500 qualifying attempt on Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Delta Chi rider Ryan Meneghin flexes his muscles to the crowd as the fraternity's fan section erupts in cheers before the team's Little 500 qualifying attempt on Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

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