THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN 2016 | FACES BEHIND THE RACES– SHOT BY SEAN MADDEN

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Sara Francello — To say she’s the TROG flag-girl is like saying Michael Jordan was a Chicago Bulls’ guard. I don’t know where the hell Sara gets the energy to jump and do what she does out there time and time again with such oomph and enthusiasm. When the racers line-up there’s no question who is in charge, and who has everyone’s attention. You may not remember all the hot rods and bikes at TROG– but you will remember Sara and how she gave it all out there on the sand for 2 days straight.  Photo © Sean Madden

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Mel Stultz is The Race of Gentlemen. It was his dream that he wrangled into reality and is sharing with us all– and it’s a beautiful thing. There’s a lot of hard work, hustle and headaches that go into putting on TROG. If you know Mel you understand that making shit happen comes from working your ass off, and even when tempers rise the team must abide– and that at the end of the day family, friends and loyalty will rise above it all. TROG is more than racing on the beach, it’s about creating community and experiences that enrich our life. Thank you Mel, and everyone working beside you to make it happen. Photo © Sean Madden

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All that said, there were some pretty great sights and snapshots captured that had more to do with human connection and good times than all the rad rods, vintage bikes, and racing.  Photo © Sean Madden

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THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN WILDWOOD NJ, 2016. —  Photo © Sean Madden

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THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN WILDWOOD NJ, 2016. —  Photo © Sean Madden

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THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN WILDWOOD NJ, 2016. —  Photo © Sean Madden

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THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN WILDWOOD NJ, 2016. —  Photo © Sean Madden

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THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN WILDWOOD NJ, 2016. —  Photo © Sean Madden

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THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN WILDWOOD NJ, 2016. —  Photo © Sean Madden

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THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN WILDWOOD NJ, 2016. —  Photo © Sean Madden

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THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN WILDWOOD NJ, 2016. —  Photo © Sean Madden

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THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN WILDWOOD NJ, 2016. —  Photo © Sean Madden

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THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN WILDWOOD NJ, 2016. —  Photo © Sean Madden

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THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN WILDWOOD NJ, 2016. —  Photo © Sean Madden

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RHETT ROTTEN, THE MOST AMAZING HUMAN AT THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN WILDWOOD NJ, 2016. —  Photo © Sean Madden