When I started attending Interbike in 2015, CrossVegas was probably the second reason why I wanted to make the trip to Vegas. Who doesn’t love night races? I had a blast both times I photographed the race but on my way back to my hotel last year, I was gifted a speeding ticket right down the street from the venue. My very first speeding ticket. Ever. So much for the memories.
One year later, while the question of whether to even attend Interbike lingered up until the very last moment, RenoCross, the new CrossVegas, was never a doubt. If I was to go to InterBike, I will definitely check out RenoCross. Who cares if a bunch of pros are skipping this in favor of the World Cup in Waterloo. A smaller party is still a party.
What’s different this year though was how I photographed the race. I’ve been doing my “strobe in the face” approach during the Vegas editions, and while I originally planned to stick with that, either the altitude was just that terrible for us sea level peeps, or maybe InterBike was just so intense that I decided to just run with the ambient lights. Strobes or not, it’s always fun to be out shooting some good racing at night, and RenoCross sure didn’t disappoint.