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Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver Johnny Gray celebrates after winning the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

A week later than originally planned we would finally get the Southern Nationals in to completion at the Atlanta Dragway. Lets take a look at some images from a good day of racing in Georgia.

Lets start off with some images from around the pit area before we get into the on track stuff and of course some pro winners pix.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5, 1/200th, Manual Climbed up on a small step ladder to get this angle looking down on crew members as they surround the car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Shawn Langdon as he warms up in the pits during the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5, 1/200th, Manual
Climbed up on a small step ladder to get this angle looking down on crew members as they surround the car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Shawn Langdon as he warms up in the pits during the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Do you ever get the feeling someone, somewhere is watching you?  Yea, me either…

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f6.3, 1/200th, Aperture Priority Alan Johnson keeps a watchful eye on his crew from the teams hauler in the pit area of Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f6.3, 1/200th, Aperture Priority
Alan Johnson keeps a watchful eye on his crew from the teams hauler in the pit area of Atlanta Dragway.

At the completion of the first round of pro eliminations the skies would open with a brief rain shower.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/80th, Aperture Priority XXXX, a crew member for NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tony Schumacher cleans the canopy in the pits during a rain delay.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/80th, Aperture Priority
Ron Freedman, a crew member for NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tony Schumacher, cleans the canopy in the pits during a rain delay.

A future top fuel dragster champion?

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority While the rain delay is a pain for all of us who work in the sport, this young fan was having a blast playing with her toy dragster in a rain puddle in the pits.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
While the rain delay is a pain for all of us who work in the sport, this young fan was having a blast playing with her toy dragster in a rain puddle in the pits.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/800th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Spencer Massey sits in the cockpit of his Schumacher Electric dragster during the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Spencer Massey sits in the cockpit of his Schumacher Electric dragster during the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps launches off the starting line at Atlanta Dragway as his crew looks on.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps launches off the starting line at Atlanta Dragway as his crew looks on.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Shawn Langdon (near) races alongside Brandon Bernstein during the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Shawn Langdon (near) races alongside Brandon Bernstein during the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual Pro stock driver Jeg Coughlin Jr launches off the starting line alongside Shane Gray in front of a good crowd at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
Pro stock driver Jeg Coughlin Jr launches off the starting line alongside Shane Gray in front of a good crowd at Atlanta Dragway.

Time for some winners!

Pro Stock:

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA pro stock driver Mike Edwards celebrates after winning the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock driver Mike Edwards celebrates after winning the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Funny Car:

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver Johnny Gray celebrates after winning the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Johnny Gray celebrates after winning the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Top Fuel:

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash With wife Billie back home in Indiana, NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown had nobody to kiss but his Wally after winning the Southern Nationals for the fifth time in his career at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
With wife Billie back home in Indiana, NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown had nobody to kiss but his Wally after winning the Southern Nationals for the fifth time in his career at Atlanta Dragway.

And with that we put the Southern Nationals in the book!


 
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13 responses to “10 Spot / NHRA Atlanta Saturday”

  1. Sue Morris says:

    Fantastic photos thank you for sharing.

  2. Kim Lindburg says:

    Great pics! Love my drag racing and seeing good pics from all the races!

  3. Troy Lied says:

    I believe the little girl playing in the puddle with her toy dragster is the true heart of all racing.

  4. Chuck Sullivan says:

    Great shots. Captured color & clarity beautifully. Keep the shots coming.

  5. Anybody need help out there, I want to be at every Race. I’ll help you and not charge you. I’m also a OTR Trucker.

  6. Carlos says:

    Thank you for sharing your pictures for the world to see. You are awesome photographer.

  7. Randy Banta says:

    I love the pic of the little girl. That’s whats known as being “light on your feet”!

  8. Beate Ellis says:

    Great photos you are good! Thanks.

  9. Tresa Mitchell says:

    Beautiful photography Mark!!!

  10. Hi Mark,

    This is Johnny Gray’s sister. I met you the other day. I love the picture of my brother with his Wally! I would love to buy a couple of them. I also would like to get Shane Gray too. I just need you to tell me what and how to do it!! 🙂 You are awesome with that camera sweetie!!
    I also want to find out how you could help me get pictures in a line of Shane’s wreck last year.

    Thank you so much!

  11. for some reason I can’t subscribe to your blog. I am not good with a computer so I will have to try to find someone to help me! 🙁

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