Category Archives: Motorsports

La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway, 2 July 2011

    Butterfield Photography INVADES La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway!   Yep, this will be a long one!  More images than I should post on one Blog and talking about the old days more than I should but the hell with it.   A couple weeks ago while in La Crosse, Wisconsin for a family vacation...

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Coulee Go-Kart Raceway West Salem, Wisconsin

On 2 July 2011, I came out to watch my nephew, Nathan Butterfield race in the Junior 2 division and Kate was awesome to let me shoot the event.  The 1st and 2nd of July brought record temps to the Coulee region, a lot of people jokingly blamed us for bringing Arizona high temps  ...

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Lucas Oil Off Road Series hits Speedworld in Surprise, Arizona

Soon after returning home to Sierra Vista, Arizona from a much needed break/change after working overseas for the past several years, my buddy Mark Rebilas gives me a call and asked Maria and I to come up and shoot with him for the Lucas Oil Off Road Series race in Surprise, Arizona.  I was excited...

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Toyota/Save Mart 350 June 18-20, 2010 @ Infineon Raceway Sonoma, California

  Last week I headed out to Sonoma, California and once again meet up with Mark Rebilas and capture the NASCAR Sprint Cup event at Infineon Raceway.  Once again had a BLAST hanging out with Mark but more importantly learning more about Sports Shooting from one of the industry’s best, without Mark and U.S. Presswire...

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Man Cave Madness: A Blog page visit to “The Earnhardt Room”

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Just exactly what is a Man Cave? Most of you may have already read about one or heard about one, chances are good nowadays that you either own one yourself or know someone that has one but just exactly what is a Man Cave? The source of all knowledge www.Wikipedia.org says…. A man cave (also...

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One year ago, Arizona’s Manzanita Speedway closes.

On April 11th 2009, one year ago today Phoenix, Arizona’s Manzanita Speedway, one of the top 3 dirt tracks in the country was sold and subsequently closed after 58 years of operation.  Also known as “Manzy” this track was instrumental in the early careers of Al Unser Jr., JJ Yeley, Billy Boat to include Hall...

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway Feb. 2010 (Practice and Qualifying)

Recently I had an awesome weekend of shooting the NASCAR event in Las Vegas with Mark Rebilas and US Presswire.  I have admired Mark’s work for a couple years now and he and I have shared emails back and forth and we talked about the chance to become a student/intern; because of his schedule and...

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway Feb. 2010 (Practice and Nationwide)

Day two had a lot of weather in the area, it rained most of the night and morning so the Nationwide Race was delayed by a couple hours.  The 3rd Practice for the Sprint Cup guys was short and sweet and then they got the first race of the weekend going. The focus was mostly...

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway Feb. 2010 (Pre Race)

Prerace Festivities for the Cup race starts early in the morning, there is always something going on somewhere and there is a lot to see and do.  You have mini concerts going on, fans milling around the garage, crews pushing their cars through final inspection, etc. Chad Knaus inspects Jimmie Johnson’s axle one last time...

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway Feb. 2010 (Cup Race)

I felt really good about today, the weather cleared and I had figured out why I struggled so much.  I was trying to shoot with settings I never have before so I went back with what I know and that’s chase the camera in manual…… very challenging in itself but you have complete control.  No...

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