Michael Roberts

Videography

Hammertime Work Party

Trav’sty in his studio

I met up with Travsty in his studio for a chat and we ended up shooting a little improv video. He is an amazing musician, producer, and one man band. It makes my life easy when I can shoot something in one take.

 

 

Near Miss at Road Atlanta

Damon went into the corner a little to quick but instead of just rolling over the curb, he was launched in the air. This near miss ended up weakening the front ball joint which later failed on us in the enduro race. Luckily it failed in one of the best parts of the track possible. Damon wrestled the car to a stop and we were able to get it fixed before the final race of the weekend.

60 Seconds with Attack

I put together this 60 second promo video from the race at Roebling Road Raceway. Cuddle up with a bag of popcorn and enjoy.

Sincerely,
Michael Roberts

Attack Motorsports @ licensing school

When I co-founded Attack Motorsports two years ago I really had no idea what direction we were going to take. We just knew we had talent and passion and could do it better. The team has been bubbling along with passion fueling our race cars.

This is an exciting time for the team. We have had plenty of success in the Buccaneer Region autocross events and have been all over the southeast driving tracks and tuning cars. This weekend marked a cornerstone for the team. Damon Brock, one of the other founders of the team obtained his SCCA racing license this weekend. He can now compete in SCCA sanctioned Spec Miata races. We are going to our first race March 31st in West Palm Beach Florida.

The SCCA licensing school was intense to say the least. The event was 4 days long, with 6 hours of racing, only 2 team members, and 1 impressively reliable race car. A friend of ours was rear ended and blew his motor so we let him co-drive our car for the last two days of the weekend. It was go go go every minute of the day, driver swaps in the paddock, it felt like an endurance race. There were three rollovers during the weekend and luckily everybody was just fine. Two of the cars were able to finish the weekend after repairs from their teams. Our car ended the weekend unscathed. Everybody was very friendly, supportive, and inviting.

Attack Motorsports was able to put down the fastest lap in 3 of the timed sessions, and obtained the pole position for the race on Sunday. Unfortunately we had tire problems right before the race and had to put older worn out tires on the car to run the race but with Damon’s expert driving we still pulled off a third place finish.

Here is a video I shot and edited.

Sincerely,
Michael Roberts

Travis Read Private Session

During a recent trip to Orlando I stayed with one of my old college roommates Travis and his lovely wife Andrea. I say “old college roommate” like I graduated 20 years ago, so much has happened since graduation. It feels like a long time. You might remember me mentioning him in a post I made in Sicily, “For my friend Travis“, when I spotted a boat from St. Petersburg, Florida where he grew up. It has been a little over a year since I graduated, and about a year and a half since Travis and Andrea tied the knot. Since graduation I haven’t been to Orlando much and this trip was a nice chance to catch up. I bring a plethora of camera equipment everywhere I go and Travis is a talented musician, I asked him to do a little private session for me. He pulled out his mixer board and microphone, effectively turning his living room into a recording studio and this is what transpired.

Thanks Travis and Andrea for the wonderful hospitality.

 

Shawn Lightfoot in his studio

Shawn Lightfoot, a local Jacksonville musician invited me over to his studio to get shoot some video for him. I had recorded him and his band “The Brigade” playing at the Octoberfest event a couple weeks ago. He has the voice of an angel and I was more than delighted to point my camera and microphone at such a talented person.