The 1984 Duquoin Mile

The Duquoin Mile has always been a fascinating race to watch.  In 1984 I did not have a professional racing license, so, like every other year at that track, I was only a spectator.  But I was a spectator with a camera and a passion !

Tammy Kirk #57, Chuck Springsteen, and Fran Brown #50 headed into turn 1.  Note that the bottom of the chain is slack, illustrating that Tammy is “on the gas” going into the turn.

I was sitting in the turn one bleachers with an Olympus OM-10  and a cheap zoom lens.  (I can not remember the focal length or the brand.)   Using ISO 400 film I tried every lap to get this shot. Read More