Nuclear Burn Out, Sturgis, South Dakota, 1988
Details: Limited Edition Print from an edition of 50. Photo ©1988 Michael Lichter.
The Story: Being at the track is otherworldly. I get in close as the tires burn out, the crack of the throttle exceeds what my eardrums can withstand and the rear tire pelts molten rubber all over me and my lenses. The nitro-methane makes me choke and my eyes flood with tears. Add to this the hundred-degree temperatures and strong sun burning my skin. We love it and that’s why we keep going back for more.