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XXXX NHRA pro stock driver Allen Johnson celebrates after winning the K&N Horsepower Challenge during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Day two of the Summit.com Nationals in Las Vegas would be a long day filled with numerous oil down delays and a 50k payday for the winner of the K&N Horsepower Challenge. Check out the shots…

After spending the entire day yesterday on the starting line, I would spend this day at the top end for some different angles on a warm and sunny day in Vegas.

XXXX Rookie NHRA top alcohol dragster driver Ashley Sanford made her asphalt racing debut after spending the last few years sand drag racing.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual
Rookie NHRA top alcohol dragster driver Ashley Sanford made her asphalt racing debut after spending the last few years sand drag racing.

XXXX Tire smoke would be one of the themes of the day in Vegas with the sun shining down creating tricky track conditions for the pros to deal with.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2500th, Manual
Tire smoke would be one of the themes of the day in Vegas with the sun shining down creating tricky track conditions for the pros to deal with.

XXXX Flames and heat waves come from the car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Steve Chrisman after a fire during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual
Flames and heat waves come from the car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Steve Chrisman after a fire during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals.

XXXX NHRA top fuel dragster driver Terry McMillen explodes an engine alongside Clay Millican during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Terry McMillen explodes an engine alongside Clay Millican during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Tried switching sides of the track to see if maybe that would stop the top fuelers from blowing up.

Nope!

XXXX NHRA top fuel dragster driver Troy Buff has a fire during the final qualifying session.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Troy Buff has a fire during the final qualifying session.

XXXX NHRA top fuel dragster driver Brandon Bernstein would join in on the fiery festivities with this boomer as he peddled the car to barely sneak into the field in the 16th spot.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Brandon Bernstein would join in on the fiery festivities with this boomer as he peddled the car to barely sneak into the field in the 16th spot.

XXXX The NHRA safety safari would quickly be on the scene to extinguish the flames to Bernsteins car.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f7.1, 1/2500th, Manual
The NHRA safety safari would quickly be on the scene to extinguish the flames to Bernsteins car.

The Vegas race would feature a special bonus event for the pro stockers with the K&N Horsepower Challenge.

The final round would come down to Erica Enders-Stevens and defending pro stock champion Allen Johnson.

XXXX NHRA pro stock driver Allen Johnson celebrates after winning the K&N Horsepower Challenge during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock driver Allen Johnson celebrates after winning the K&N Horsepower Challenge during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

XXXX NHRA pro stock driver Allen Johnson would be congratulated by Erica Enders-Stevens after winning the 50 thousand dollar payday in the K&N Horsepower Challenge.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock driver Allen Johnson would be congratulated by Erica Enders-Stevens after winning the 50 thousand dollar payday in the K&N Horsepower Challenge.

XXXX NHRA funny car driver John Force (left) races alongside his favorite rival, Cruz Pedregon during the final qualifying session before setting the field for eliminations.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver John Force (left) races alongside one of his favorite rivals, Cruz Pedregon during the final qualifying session before setting the field for eliminations.

XXXX After the completion of funny car qualifying it would be Robert Hight at the top of the qualifying sheets.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
After the completion of funny car qualifying it would be Robert Hight at the top of the qualifying sheets.

That wraps up day two in Vegas. One more to go!


 
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One response to “10 Spot / NHRA Las Vegas Saturday”

  1. The Spring 2013 issue of Rodders Journal has a feature on Steve Reyes.

    Check it out.

    FREUD

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