Racing News


Hickory Motor Speedway will be hosting it's annual "David Allio Motorsports
Photography Workshop" on April 4 & 5th.  See below for details.


for immediate release - March 7, 2008
Contact: Appleget Associates -

Photography Workshop Returns to Hickory Motor Speedway on April 4-5

The David Allio Motorsports Photography Workshop program returns to
the historic Hickory Motor Speedway on April 4-5, 2008. Technical
comparisons of the new digital camera offerings, as well as insight
on selecting photographs for publication are among the new topics to
be included in the annual photo workshop.

"The overall workshop program contains a solid foundation of
technical and marketing information," Allio said. "Now with the
release and update of the Nikon and Canon cameras, a new wave of
information has become available. Most of this updated material comes
from first-hand experience and includes practical comparisons of the
newly released equipment."

Workshop instructor, David Allio has been a working professional
motorsports photographer since 1974. He is a member of both Canon and
Nikon Professional Services. During his 33-year award-winning career,
Allio photographs have appeared in the pages and on the cover of
nearly every sports publication in the world. In March, 2008, his
photograph of race winner Carl Edwards led the Sports Illustrated
coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Las Vegas Motor
Speedway. Recent publication credits outside of the mainstream
motorsports media also include ESPN Magazine, The Sporting News, and
USA Today, and the book "ESPN Ultimate NASCAR 100 Defining Moments in
Stock Car Racing History."

"Hickory Motor Speedway is a great technical photography classroom
setting," Allio said. "The track is deep in tradition and offers a
variety of photographic opportunities and challenges."

Allio's first photo assignment at Hickory came in 1976. Since then,
he has photographed the legends and action of the NASCAR-sanctioned
oval at over 40 events. His images from Hickory Motor Speedway have
been selected for the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. In 2007, a
selection of photos from the historic racing facility were published
in Europe.

Each two-day motorsports photography workshop program includes
technical instruction in actual trackside racing environments, plus
valuable information regarding copyright, image licensing and sales,
professional conduct, getting published, and marketing. The goal of
each program is to allow participants learn more to earn more.
Advance registration is required. Participants may find more
information and register online at:

Sponsors for the 2008 David Allio Motorsports Photography Workshop at
Hickory include: Richard Petty Driving Experience, Las Vegas Trade
Show Guide, Think Tank Photo, Nikon, Goodyear,,, Roberts Camera, Appleget Associates, and Hickory
Motor Speedway.

April 4-5, 2008
Hickory Motor Speedway - Hickory NC
Short Track Oval Racing
Track Contact: Sherry Clifton - (828) 464-3655 -
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