Not sure how many of you have heard of Drill Team Racing. Basically, from the first Saturday in June thru Labor Day, almost every Saturday the volunteer FD's from Nassau & Suffolk get together for competition.
Trick is, it's not what you would think with ladders & hoses, they throw in modified trucks...to propel them down the track to see who can get to the finish line first. Truck goes down track, team puts ladder into ground, man climbs ladder. Truck goes down track, lets off a few at the hydrant, lets off a few more by the target who try to hit a 4"x4" target with a stream of water. Oh did I forget to mention some of these trucks are doing 70mph down the track???
Here are some shots from today's drill. Please note this was my first time shooting these events with a DSLR, I had not been to an event for almost 5 years now. I did not have a lot of time, so I only watched the ladder events, next week if it's nice I'll stay for the hose events. Let me know what you think of them.
To see some video to get an idea of the speed, go to the "official website": http://www.nysdrillteams.com/
The slower "Class B" rigs (these guys only hit 30-40mph).
The much faster "Class C" trucks (up to 70mph!)
I love the reflection in this driver's helmet v
look at the tires crunch on braking v
a 3 shot sequence of how the run looks...
I know these 2 need some CCW but you get the idea.