Race Weekend Photos From Belle Isle

(DETROIT, MI) – Dual in Detroit was a rousing success, helping to generate over $40 million in economic benefit for the city as well as providing race fans with a premier motoring experience. Four separate race series were on display, including the first ever appearance of the Stadium Super Trucks, featuring NASCAR great Robby Gordon and former IndyCar driver EJ Viso.

Additionally, IndyCar showcased two points races, for the second year in a row in Detroit, as well as the return of the Pirelli World Challenge and the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship.

Here, in Part 4 of our five part series, are a few photos from around the track on Belle Isle.

2014 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix

The Sweedler/Townsend Bell, GTD Class Ferrari 458 Italia in Turn 5 at the 2014 TUDOR race in Detroit. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

2014 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix

Tim Pappas in the No 54 Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS GT3 of Black Swan Racing in the Pirelli World Challenge race in Detroit on 30 May 2014. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

2014 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix

Scott Dixon in the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet on Belle Isle for the Detroit Grand Prix on 31 May 2014. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

2014 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix

Jack Hawksworth (R) qualified third in the No. 98 Intergrity Energee Drink Bryan Herta Autosport Honda for Race 2 on 1 June 2014 in Detroit. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

2014 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix

Sebastian Saavedra goes through Turn 1 on Belle Isle in the No. 17 KV AFS Racing Chevrolet. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

2014 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix

James Hinchcliffe exits Pit Lane in the No. 27 United Fibre and Data Andretti Autosport Honda. He qualified in the number 2 position for both races on Belle Isle in Detroit. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

2014 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix

Helio Castroneves in the No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet won race 2 in Detroit on 1 June 2014. Here he enters Turn 1 after the front straight-away. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

2014 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix

The J. Bleekemolen/Keating in the No. 33 GTD Class SRT Viper GT3-R in Turn 8 is followed by the No. 35 Neiman/von Moltke, GTD Class Audi R8 LMS as they race in the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship.

2014 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix

The Carter/Davison, No. 007 GTD Class Aston Martin V12 Vantage in Turn 8 at Belle Isle. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

2014 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix

The No. 30 H. Cisneros/Giemaziak GTD Class Porsche 911 GT America entry in the TUDOR SCC race on Belle Isle on 31 May 2014. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

2014 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix

Ford Motor Car had an entry in the TUDOR races with the Pruett/Rojas, P Class Ford EcoBoost/Riley car. The team rounds Turn 1 on Belle Isle on 31 May 2014. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

2014 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix

Turn 5 welcomes the Cameron/Palttala, No. 94 GTD Class BMW Z4 on 31 May 2014 in Detroit. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

2014 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix

Will Power, in the No. 12 Team Verizon Penske Chevrolet leads the pack through Turn 5 on Belle Isle. Power won Race 1 in Detroit on 31 May 2014. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

at the 2014 INDYCAR Belle Isle Grand Prix  in Detroit. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Arie Luyendyk, Jr, with the No. 25 Quicken Loans, from Scottsdale, AZ, took second place in the Stadium Super Truck Series race on 1 June 2014 at Belle Isle. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

at the 2014 INDYCAR Belle Isle Grand Prix  in Detroit. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

One of the Super Truck models is caught in a champaign fight between Robby Gordon and EJ Viso on 1 June 2014. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Takuma Sato 2014 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix

Takuma Sato, of AJ Foyt Racing, won the pole position for Race 2 in Detroit on 1 June 2014. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

2014 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix Ryan Briscoe

Ryan Briscoe of the No. 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet qualified third for Race 2 on 1 June 2014 at Belle Isle in Detroit. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

at the 2014 INDYCAR Belle Isle Grand Prix  in Detroit. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Keegan Kincaid, in the No. 74 Traxxas Super Truck, from Crandon, WI, appears as if he will land on EJ Viso’s No. 19, on 31 May 2014. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

at the 2014 INDYCAR Belle Isle Grand Prix  in Detroit. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Scotty Steele, in the No. 5 Steele Racing Super truck, gets a lot of air as he completes the jump after Turn 4 at Belle Isle. His second place finish on 31 May was the second podium for the 16 year-old driver from Peoria, AZ. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

at the 2014 INDYCAR Belle Isle Grand Prix  in Detroit. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Former IndyCar driver EJ Viso is about to topple his Super Truck at Belle Isle. Viso was fined for the victory lap mishap. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

at the 2014 INDYCAR Belle Isle Grand Prix  in Detroit. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

EJ Viso won all three Stadium Super Truck races held the weekend of 30-31 May, 1 June 2014, at Belle Isle in Detroit. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

2014 IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix James Hinchcliffe

Oakville born James Hinchcliffe qualified in the number 2 position for both IndyCar races at Belle Isle. The Mayor of Hinchtown would finish 6th and 5th in the Saturday and Sunday races, respectively. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

at the 2014 INDYCAR Belle Isle Grand Prix  in Detroit. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

TUDOR United Sports Car Championship team entry of Westbrook/Valiante, in the No. 90 P Class Corvette DP Spirit of Daytona, finished in second place for their best showing on the season. Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata
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