About Me:  Growing up the son of a race photographer during the glory days of dirt racing, I spent my weekends at the dirt tracks of the Northeast. Alcyon, Reading, Langhorne, East Windsor and Bridgeport were my weekend homes.  My dad laid a strong foundation for my future in photography, teaching me how to capture the emotion of the sport, both on the track and in the pits.  I continued to shoot even after my dad moved to Florida in the early 90s.  After taking a decade or so off to raise my family and build my yacht service business, I returned in 2010 to pursue a passion which had never died.  This site chronicles the races I've seen and the people I've met in my years covering racing. 

I am a proud member of the Eastern Motorsports Press Association, a "Hard Card" holder with ARCA and am regularly published in Area Auto Racing News as well as many on-line racing publications.  I have been honored with many photography awards, including the 2015 EMPA Portfolio of the Year and, most recently, 2020 Eastern Motorsports Press Association Photographer of the Year.

I can be found weekly in the pits, and in the infield, at Bridgeport Speedway. I also cover racing events at other venues, including New Egypt Speedway, Georgetown Speedway and New Jersey Motorsports Park. Like my father before me, I work hard to mentor young photographers looking to get started in motorsports photography and try to help them and encourage them in any way I can.

Beyond my photography, I am very proud of my efforts on behalf Charlie Dean Lefler, the son of driver Jason Lefler, who died in an unfortunate accident at Bridgeport Speedway in 2013. With the help of countless passionate and caring volunteers, cooperating tracks and racing organizations, we were able to present a check in excess of $65,000.00 to the USAC Benevolent Foundation, earmarked for Charlie's future education.  

I am honored that you stopped by to check out my site.  Please take a few minutes and browse around, and while you're here please leave a comment or two on any photos you particularly enjoy.  I am now offering season long photo coverage packages to all racers competing on Saturday nights at Bridgeport Speedway, call or email for details.

I can be reached any time for questions and special requests at (856) 466-5941.  

Email reaches me at ricksweetenimages@gmail.com, or simply use the Contact Us link above.

Our mailing address is :

Rick Sweeten Images

P.O. Box 216

Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

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