Eighteen year old Dustin Dominguez of Newalla is an up and coming force in CMRA and national level road racing. His father was a fast racer in his own right, and has passed this love of speed to his son. I had an assignment to photograph Dustin at Hallett Raceway during track day. House of Kawasaki told me about Dustin and sponsored his motorcycles. His ZX-10 was nearly a stock bike and he rode that thing like a toy. I have ridden track days at Hallett and know how scary a liter bike can be at such a short track. Dustin could barely keep the front wheel on the ground, and would “back it into” the corners by drifting his rear end out on braking. I photographed the portrait of Dustin on the front straight during the lunch break. The cloudy day was perfect, providing a nice overcast light. My SB-800’s on stands with umbrellas provide the key lighting for Dustin.
For the action photos I used a variety of long lenses, including my Nikkor AFS-600 F4, to capture the action. I had to really work on my timing since he was quite a bit faster than the other racers at the track. I wish I could ride like Dustin! Here is Dustin backing his Kawasaki ZX-6 into the “bus stop” at Hallett.
Dustin could barely keep the front end of his stock ZX-10 on the ground on the short straights of Halllet.