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Stephen Simpson waiting to go

The #85 JDC Miller Motorsport Entry made what looked like a routine pit stop with about an hour and a half to the checkered flag.  Driver Stephen Simpson went to leave, but a crew member waved his arms and the car was pulled back and the rear deck removed.  The problem didn’t delay the car for too long – Simpson and co-drivers Misha Goikhberg and Chris Miller prevailed to claim a third place podium position in the Prototype Challenge class.

The particular shot catches Simpson’s eyes and the expression is clear – looking for information, hoping that the delay isn’t significant, and eager to get back to the action.

If you’re not familiar with Simpson, the South African was quietly one of the big stories in the 2016 Rolex 24.  He ran the most laps of any driver in the car by a large margin and was consistently faster – a key component in claiming the PC win.  Keep an eye on him for the future.

Note the Justice Brothers logo in the foreground.  The family and company has supported many forms of motorsport for decades.

Camera Settings – 1/100 shutter speed, f/2.8, ISO 1600, 200mm.

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