Brad Peck - Founder / Director
The state of Wisconsin has some of the most storied and exciting short tracks in the United States and Brad Peck grew up attending many of them. At age 9, Angell Park in Sun Prairie was his first speedway experience. Over the next several years, he watched asphalt warriors battle on Madison International, Slinger Speedway and WIR. He became addicted to the smell of racing fuel and the sound of wide open throttles. As a young adult, Brad worked on the scoring team at Dodge County Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. It's there that he fell in love with dirt racing.
Brad has worked professionally as a designer for over 15 years and in 2013, began photographing the Wisconsin short track racing scene. His focus was on the men and women, young and old that make the community of grassroots short track racing what it is. A community of passionate, dedicated and hard working people with an unwavering love for speed and automobiles. His goal was to visually tell their stories.
The images Brad was capturing were resonating within the racing community and he felt that there was more he could do to tell the story of the people in his photographs. He saw the need to be an advocate for the sport he loves and the people that make it what it is. In 2017, he started Gasroots Project with the goal of strengthening and growing grassroots racing through compelling photography and films. Five different Wisconsin tracks were featured in the first year, with 23 drivers and seven teams telling their story. Brad is excited to expand the reach and influence of Gasroots Project in 2018.
Christine Anderson - Advisor / Assistant
Magnetic energy and spontaneous joy are just two ways to describe Christine Anderson. Her passion for helping people and animals is a strong force behind Gasroots Project. She started her professional career as a graphic designer and after several years as an illustrator, picked up a camera and began capturing images. For a designer, becoming a photographer can be a natural progression. Christine’s eye for details and creative mind give her images heart and soul. Most of her work focuses on family and life event portraiture. Recently, she began capturing boudoir imagery with the goal of empowering women to express their outer beauty while strengthening their esteem. Her portrait work can be seen at beingchristine.com
Christine got her first taste of speedway photography at Dells Raceway Park in the spring of 2017. This wasn’t her first time attending a short track race, but her first time in the pit area. She was quickly inspired by the passion and hard work of the people she was photographing. Throughout the season she attended Slinger Speedway and Beaver Dam Raceway helping capture images of grassroots racing and acting as production assistant on the project's short film, ‘Nights of Thunder’. In 2018, Christine will manage event merchandise sales for Gasroots Project and continue to serve as project advisor and production assistant.