This series is a first for me. The atmpsphere was special; the kids and the parents were clearly used to cameras, no one minded yet another photographer being all up in their business. This junior Speedway event was a deadly serious event, with the national anthem, international competitors, the works. The fact that the athletes were as young as four did not seem to strike anyone as a bit odd. I hope the album captures some of the intensity, and the surreal feel of this competition.