Still The Greatest Photo Ever Taken


Kawasaki's Fred Merkel celebrates with the Brainerd crowd after a 750 Supersport win at the Minnesota track during the summer of 1994.
Kawasaki’s Fred Merkel celebrates with the Brainerd crowd after a 750 Supersport win at the Minnesota track during the summer of 1994. Brian J Nelson

We’ve sifted through seemingly hundreds of thousands of racing images over the last 25 years, but for some reason if the question of ‘what’s the best racing photo you ever saw?’ comes up, this is the image we point to. This timeless and emotional photo was taken by Brain J Nelson.


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