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Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 200iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobe NHRA pro mod driver Danny Rowe poses for a portrait during a photo shoot in the teams pit area for their new sponsor Agave Underground Tequila. Excited for the team to send me my free samples!

Saturday in Gainesville would be a busy day of a few portrait shoots along with the standard qualifying coverage.

 

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f5, 1/80th, Aperture Priority Living legend Chris Karamesines works on engine parts in his car hauler prior to the final top fuel qualifying session for the Gatornationals. Sadly Chris didn't make the cut for the race.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f5, 1/80th, Aperture Priority
Living legend Chris Karamesines works on engine parts in his car hauler prior to the final top fuel qualifying session for the Gatornationals. Sadly Chris didn’t make the cut for the race.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobe NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps poses for a portrait in his pit area prior to qualifying.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobe
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps poses for a portrait in his pit area prior to qualifying.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f4, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority Mullet of the weekend surely has to go to this guy who was hanging out in the pits all weekend with his epic mullet!

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f4, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
Mullet of the weekend surely has to go to this guy who was hanging out in the pits all weekend with his epic mullet!

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 200iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobe NHRA pro mod driver Danny Rowe poses for a portrait during a photo shoot in the teams pit area for their new sponsor Agave Underground Tequila. Excited for the team to send me my free samples!

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 200iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobe
NHRA pro mod driver Danny Rowe poses for a portrait during a photo shoot in the teams pit area for their new sponsor Agave Underground Tequila. Excited for the team to send me my free samples!

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual Top fuel driver Morgan Lucas loses traction off the starting line during a Saturday qualifying attempt. Lucas would quickly shut off the car after this shot.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual
Top fuel driver Morgan Lucas loses traction off the starting line during a Saturday qualifying attempt. Lucas would quickly shut off the car after this shot.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f7.1, 1/800th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Johnny Gray sits strapped into his car as he waits to make a qualifying attempt at the Gatornationals at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f7.1, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Johnny Gray sits strapped into his car as he waits to make a qualifying attempt at the Gatornationals at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual Paul Lee launches off the Gainesville starting line in his gorgeous McLeod sponsored Chevy. This car is a future best appearing car winner.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual
Paul Lee launches off the Gainesville starting line in his gorgeous McLeod sponsored Chevy. This car is a future best appearing car winner.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual Funny car champion Jack Beckman gives an NHRA starting line official a nice smoke bath. I love the smell of burnout smoke but many people don't realize when you're that close to the smoke all day you get covered in tiny pieces of rubber that is inside the smoke. I will have to post a photo of what I'm talking about from a future race.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual
Funny car champion Jack Beckman gives an NHRA starting line official a nice smoke bath. I love the smell of burnout smoke but many people don’t realize when you’re that close to the smoke all day you get covered in tiny pieces of rubber that is inside the smoke. I will have to post a photo of what I’m talking about from a future race.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority Pro mod driver Danny Rowe sits strapped into the cockpit of his 250mph Camaro prior to round one of eliminations. To get this angle I literally had to climb inside the cockpit of his car.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
Pro mod driver Danny Rowe sits strapped into the cockpit of his 250mph Camaro prior to round one of eliminations. To get this angle I literally had to climb inside the cockpit of his car.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/800th, Aperture Priority Crew members push NHRA top fuel dragster driver Brittany Force towards the starting line prior to making a run.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
Crew members push NHRA top fuel dragster driver Brittany Force towards the starting line prior to making a run.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual Crew members for NHRA top fuel dragster driver Terry McMillan look on as he launches off the starting line during the final qualifying session for the Gatornationals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual
Crew members for NHRA top fuel dragster driver Terry McMillan look on as he launches off the starting line during the final qualifying session for the Gatornationals.

That wraps up Saturdays action. One more day to go.


 
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2 responses to “10 Spot / NHRA Gainesville Saturday”

  1. Ron Sharp says:

    Once again you have done a great job. It looks like you enjoy what you do. Continue to enjoy your work. Thanks for sharing some pictures with those of us who do not get to most of the races.

    Ron

  2. Linda Josey says:

    Mark, I love your photos. Have you thought of adding a “Pin this” button for Pinterest? I’d love to share the pics.

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