Photo of the Week: Home Grown

10/10/2011 @ 11:15 am, by Scott Jones9 COMMENTS

Photo of the Week: Home Grown Photo of the Week privateer Scott Jones

Here’s to the privateer, who travels to the race without sponsorship from tobacco or energy drinks, who sleeps in the truck that carried the bike, who wakes up smelling of solvent and spilled gas, and who wonders how many more laps he can get from his current set of tires. If the love of racing sometimes gets lost among big budgets, umbrella girls, and TV rights, it is alive and well in the hearts of those who bring whatever they can afford to the track, and race it as fast as they can. Here’s to Linda and her checkbook.

Scott Jones is a professional photographer known for his great action shots and poignant candids when covering MotoGP and WSBK racing events. You may have already seen his work on MotoMatters (they still have more calendars available that feature Scott’s work by the way). Not only do we like Scott’s shots, but he fits right in with our all Nikon-totting office. You can find him on his blogTwitter, & Facebook.

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Comment:

  1. Marc F says:

    Spectacular. Nothing better than folks giving hell to equipment they’ve paid for and wrenched themselves .

  2. Alexontwowheels says:

    Word! This hits home. Thanks Scott…

  3. Dan says:

    Grass roots. Amen.

  4. 76 says:

    if Linda is looking for other riders, I’m available

  5. Rex Karz says:

    Been there, still doing that….

  6. MikeD says:

    MAD PROPS.

  7. buellracerx says:

    +1. my mantra

  8. HEADING NORTH TO CATCH THE LAST LOCAL RACE OF THE SEASON IN N.E. THIS WEEKEND..DIRT TRACK IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE MY FAVORITE FORM OF RACING
    MIKE BELAND 22U

  9. arkangel says:

    I love the dude’s red braces.
    - what a wonderful world we live in.. !