Flat Track

Essay 443 • May 17th 2020

It wasn’t until a few years ago that I learned what Flat Track racing was. From time to time, I’d see videos on Instagram and always wonder if there was a track relatively close to Los Angeles, so I could go try my luck at some photos. After a little bit of research, I found a very cool-looking track in Perris, which was about an hour and 15 from me.

Being a freelance photographer, you tend to have a bit of down time between jobs, which usually leads to shooting for your own personal portfolio. Seeing as how I’ve always wanted to shoot Moto of some sort, this was a perfect opportunity, not to mention practice days have free admission at the track. Upon arrival I found what I expected: a bunch of people just looking to have a good time while sliding sideways on some dirt. And despite leaving the track at the end of the night with a severe headache from all the exhaust fumes, it was one of the more enjoyable days I’ve had shooting in a long time.


Cameron Strand is a commercial, lifestyle, and action sports photographer currently based in Los Angeles, CA.
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