Drag Racing – Ohio & South Carolina, USA

Green Car, Carolina Dragway, Aiken, South Carolina, 2015

 

Photographer Taylor Dorrell is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photography essay.  From his project ‘Drag Strip‘. To see Taylor’s gallery of projects click on any image.

 

A Couple Waiting to Race, Edgewater Motor Sports Park, Cleves, Ohio, 2015

A Couple Waiting to Race, Edgewater Motor Sports Park, Cleves, Ohio, 2015

 

Artist Statement:

As a kid living in South Carolina I would go to the drag strip with my family to watch my uncle race. Once I got older and slowly stopped going, I started to remember the environment and the people as a somewhat surreal experience. Starting in the unbearable midday heat and going into the slightly more bearable late night, a day at the track was always an interesting one. The close-knit drag racing community is very diverse; the drivers’ day jobs range from successful chefs to car shop owners, all coming together to form a unique drag racing sub culture. The images are my attempt to almost recreate childhood memories at the track, while also documenting the people that are a part of the community.

 

An RV with trailer, Carolina Dragway, Aiken, South Carolina, 2015

An RV with trailer, Carolina Dragway, Aiken, South Carolina, 2015

 

Spectator, Edgewater Motor Sports Park, Cleves, Ohio, 2015

Spectator, Edgewater Motor Sports Park, Cleves, Ohio, 2015

 

Stickers, Carolina Dragway, Aiken, South Carolina, 2015

Stickers, Carolina Dragway, Aiken, South Carolina, 2015

 

Waiting for the Next Race, Edgewater Motor Sports Park, Cleves, Ohio, 2015

Waiting for the Next Race, Edgewater Motor Sports Park, Cleves, Ohio, 2015

 

Burnout, Edgewater Motor Sports Park, Cleves, Ohio, 2015

Burnout, Edgewater Motor Sports Park, Cleves, Ohio, 2015

 

Racing Couple, Edgewater Motor Sports Park, Cleves, Ohio, 2015

Racing Couple, Edgewater Motor Sports Park, Cleves, Ohio, 2015

 

Trailer, Edgewater Motor Sports Park, Cleves, Ohio, 2015

Trailer, Edgewater Motor Sports Park, Cleves, Ohio, 2015

 

Car For Sale, Edgewater Motor Sports Park, Cleves, Ohio, 2015

Car For Sale, Edgewater Motor Sports Park, Cleves, Ohio, 2015

 

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Green Car, Carolina Dragway, Aiken, South Carolina, 2015

 

See also:

Brothers

By Taylor Dorrell

 


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