The SnoBall 500 is a winter Raptor Run/driving experience. During the run drivers encounter everything that Mother Nature and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan can throw at it; areas of two track roads, logging trails, forest service roads ad country roads. Road conditions vary with different amount of snowfall on them, from significant snow fall to minimal/scraped country roads. From the moment you put the SnoBall 500 official window decal on your truck you are in for one of the most unique and exciting weekends ever. The 2014 SnoBall 500 was a journey.
This trip was cold, long, and exhausting. However, it was exciting, beautiful, unreal and a true escape from the headaches of work. 72 Ford F-150 Raptors, 100+ guys and a few gals, and untouched, snow covered roads = an awesome time. We constantly shifted timezones. We wound up in areas in which calling AAA, or the police/fire department would be useless; that's if we had cell service.
Photographing the event was challenging. Each group and each truck within the group held its position the whole day. There was no passing, and there was no coming back to the same trail. I had to photograph from the truck! I often photographed out the rear window and side windows. My only time to jump out was when we regrouped, or if we stopped for a bathroom break.