When this shot was taken, I remember we were trying to get to the turn at the end of the straight on Lakeshore Blvd., when we ran right smack into racing legend Emmerson Fittipaldi who was getting a ride back to the pits after hitting the wall and ending his day early. I remember seeing Fittipaldi and standing there mesmerized for a second as I came face to face with one of my childhood hero's. I remember him smiling at us and giving us the thumbs up before hopping on the scooter. And then I remembered I had a camera and snapped this photo before he disappeared into the crowd.
Bobby Rahal went on to win the race and my love affair with auto racing and racing photography was born.