About Sydney

Sydney Davis Yagel grew up in a racing family, as the youngest of two. When it was quickly clear that she caught the racing bug, her father, a long-time racer, cultivated the love and prepared her for competition.


Sydney took attended her first racing school at 17 years old before getting her SCCA license six months later at 18. Within a few years, she expanded her participation by serving as Race Chairman for the Houston Region for both local club events and assisting with the operations of pro events. After more than 10 years behind the wheel, Sydney found herself in a unique position. She was too busy putting on events to continue to drive. She still finds time in the driver's seat when she can between SCCA Pro Racing events where she is the Senior Manager of Race Operations.


She got her photography start as a little girl when he grandfather shared his love of the art. From there, she spent years exploring various forms of photography and perfecting her craft. Her love of auto racing, and lack of the all important money, pushed Sydney into journalism instead of behind the wheel. She has a photojournalism degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, and has been published in several national auto racing publications. With a minor in studio art, she has an in-depth understanding of the fine art aspect of photography and can uniquely capture a truly memorable experience.

When she’s not behind the camera or at a race track, Sydney enjoys quilting, cooking, and hanging with her husband Eric and puppy Wilson. They currently live outside Indianapolis, Indiana in the town of Brownsburg.

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