17
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

During the third round of funny car qualifying at the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, driver Ron Capps suffered a catastrophic engine explosion in his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge. Check out the full sequence…

(Disclaimer: The photos appear out of focus due to being nearly a quarter mile away from the explosion with lots of heatwaves between me and Capps. Notice how the higher the body goes the more in focus it becomes as it clears the heat waves)

On to the pics…

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

Ron would be unhurt in the incident and return less than two hours later for the final round of qualifying.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Aperture Priority

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Aperture Priority


 
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