Grand-Am Rolex Series Slideshow

Twice around the Clock, again, in Daytona Slideshow





2011 Rolex 24 at Daytona - Images by Brian Cleary

Since attending my first 24 Hours of Daytona sportscar race with my dad back in 1966, I’ve missed very few of the twice-around-the-clock endurance classics. In fact, the 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona will kick-off my 12th season as the Grand-Am Rolex Series’ official photographer.

For all of those 45 years, I’ve carried a camera to every single event I’ve attended, as my father had presented me with very first camera shortly before that 1966 24 Hours of Daytona.

In that span I’ve had the opportunity to take a lot of pictures of sports cars racing around Daytona International Speedway. The 2012 race, to be run over the January 28-29 will introduce the new Third Generation Daytona Prototype as well as several new GT class cars, and should be a spectacular event.

With the next edition right around the corner, this slideshow is a look back at the 2011 event that saw Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Joey Hand and Graham Rahal drive their Chip Ganassi Racing BMW Riley to an overall win and TV’s “Dr. McDreamy”, Patrick Dempsey end up on the GT podium with his Dempsey Racing teammates.

Roll your cursor over any image to get caption info, click on an image for print and download availability and pricing, or simply sit back and enjoy the slideshow!

Slideshows.bcpix.com is the Slideshow blog of Florida-based freelance photographer Brian Cleary and features selected collections of images from his online photo archive which contains more than 30 years of photography, both editorial stock and royalty-free stock photography and is housed at www.bcpix.com.

Scenic Shots from the 2011 Grand-Am Rolex Series Slideshow





2011 Grand-Am Rolex Series Scenics - Images by Brian Cleary

One of the great things about covering the Grand-Am Rolex Sportscar Series as its official photographer since 2001, is the opportunity to visit many of the great road racing venues across the US.

In contrast to the stadium-like oval race tracks the host many NASCAR and Indy Car events, and are surrounded by towering concrete grandstands, fences and walls, the road racing track are often located in lush countryside and feature trees and other scenic backgrounds that make for great photography.

I was raised on oval racing and will always be a fan, but over the past 11 seasons, I’ve grown to love the variety and unique driving skills that make sportscar racing the spectacle that it is.

This slideshow represents some of my favorite venue-related photos from the 2011 Grand-Am Rolex Sportscar season.

Roll your cursor over any image to get caption info, click on an image for print and download availability and pricing, or simply sit back and enjoy the slideshow!

Slideshows.bcpix.com is the Slideshow blog of Florida-based freelance photographer Brian Cleary and features selected collections of images from his online photo archive which contains more than 30 years of photography, both editorial stock and royalty-free stock photography and is housed at www.bcpix.com.


Grand-Am Rolex Series December 2011 Testing




2011 Grand-Am Rolex Series December Testing - Images by Brian Cleary

Since 2001 I’ve been the official photographer for the Grand-American Road Racing Rolex Sportscar Series. Each winter after one season ends and before the next season begins, the teams gather their cars, usually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, and start testing their equipment and drivers in preparation for the following season’s 24 Hours of Daytona. It’s always a time of great excitement as new teams and cars hit the track for the first time.

December 2011 is no exception as four brand-new Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototypes, three Ferrari 458’s and an Audi R8 hit the track in preparation for their 24 Hour endurance classic debuts!

Roll your cursor over any image to get caption info, click on an image for print and download availability and pricing, or simply sit back and enjoy the slideshow!

Slideshows.bcpix.com is the Slideshow blog of Florida-based freelance photographer Brian Cleary and features selected collections of images from his online photo archive which contains more than 30 years of photography, both editorial stock and royalty-free stock photography and is housed at www.bcpix.com.