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XXXXNHRA pro stock driver Erica Enders-Stevens was a happy girl after winning the Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.

After two days of qualifying in Phoenix it was time to get to some racing and eventually hand out some hardware in the form of Wally’s! Lets get to race two of the 24 race Mello Yello NHRA tour. Green light!

Cooler temps and high winds would greet us on Sunday at Firebird International Raceway about 15 minutes south of downtown Phoenix.

Here are some of my favorite random images from the day.

XXXXXCheck out the super clean pit area of rookie top fuel driver Sidnei Frigo prior to the first round. A very nice looking operation.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f5, 1/400th, Manual
Check out the super clean pit area of rookie top fuel driver Sidnei Frigo prior to the first round. A very nice looking operation.

XXXXNHRA funny car driver John Force waves to the fans during driver introductions prior to the Arizona Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver John Force waves to the fans during driver introductions prior to the Arizona Nationals.

XXXXFlames come from the engine of the car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Clay Millican after losing in the first round of eliminations.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual
Flames come from the engine of the car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Clay Millican after losing in the first round of eliminations.

XXXXSafety safari crews tend to a fire on the car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Clay Millican after a fire.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual
Safety safari crews tend to a fire on the car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Clay Millican after a fire.

XXXXNHRA funny car driver Robert Hight (right) defeats Johnny Gray during round one of the Arizona Nationals. While Gray got to the finish line first, he was disqualified for hitting the wall.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Robert Hight (right) defeats Johnny Gray during round one of the Arizona Nationals. While Gray got to the finish line first, he was disqualified for hitting the wall.

XXXXHigh winds create dust behind the hauler for NHRA pro stock driver Warren Johnson dur

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f7.1, 1/1250th, Manual
High winds create dust behind the hauler for NHRA pro stock driver Warren Johnson.

XXXXNHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan does a burnout during the semi finals of the Arizona Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f8, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan does a burnout during the semi finals of the Arizona Nationals.

Time for the final rounds.

First up would be Pro Stock

XXXXNHRA pro stock driver Erica Enders-Stevens was a happy girl after winning the Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual
NHRA pro stock driver Erica Enders-Stevens was a happy girl after winning the Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.

Followed by funny car.

XXXXNHRA funny car driver Ron Capps is all smiles after winning the Arizona Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps is all smiles after winning the Arizona Nationals.

And finally Top Fuel.

XXXXNHRA top fuel dragster driver Tony Schumacher celebrates after winning his 70th career national event.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tony Schumacher celebrates after winning his 70th career national event.

Race two of the new 2013 season is officially in the books. Now I have a weekend of NASCAR, some NBA and MLB spring training before heading to Gainesville next month!


 
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