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Feb
Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual The car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Bob Vandergriff Jr is towed back to the pits during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Day two of pro qualifying in Pomona would take place under sunnier skies than Friday yet two of the three top qualifying positions in the pro categories would change on the final qualifying session of the day. Continue on to see all the pics from a beautiful So Cal Saturday at Pomona…

Unlike yesterday where I spent all day at the starting line, today would be all about shooting head on shots from the top end of the track.

Before I would head to the top end for the day I would spend a few minutes wandering the pro pits looking for some photos.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel dragster driver Leah Pritchett poses for a portrait in the teams pit area between rounds of qualifying.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Leah Pritchett poses for a portrait in the teams pit area between rounds of qualifying.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon (right) and his crew work to repair the burned carbon fiber body of his car after a fire during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon (right) and his crew work to repair the burned carbon fiber body of his car after a fire during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f4.5, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force poses for a portrait during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f4.5, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force poses for a portrait during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Ok time for on track photos.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Clay Millican waves hello as he drives through the shutdown area during qualifying.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Clay Millican waves hello as he drives through the shutdown area during qualifying.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 250iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority Flames fill the cockpit of the funny car driven by Phil Burkhart Jr during NHRA qualifying in Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 250iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
Flames fill the cockpit of the funny car driven by Phil Burkhart Jr during NHRA qualifying in Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top top alcohol dragster driver Chris Demke deploys his parachutes during the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top top alcohol dragster driver Chris Demke deploys his parachutes during the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1000iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual Vincent Nobile slows in the shutdown area after snatching the top qualifying position during the final session of qualifying in Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1000iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual
Vincent Nobile slows in the shutdown area after snatching the top qualifying position during the final session of qualifying in Pomona.

When I saw these clouds over the track I just knew I would have to run to the car and get my 16-35mm wide angle lens to incorporate the clouds into some shots.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual Overall view of Auto Club Raceway at Pomona during qualifying for the Winternationals.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual
Overall view of Auto Club Raceway at Pomona during qualifying for the Winternationals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Spencer Massey slows in the shutdown area with the help of a parachute during qualifying for the Winternationals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Spencer Massey slows in the shutdown area with the help of a parachute during qualifying for the Winternationals.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual The car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Doug Kalitta is towed back to the pits after taking the top qualifying position with a sizzling 3.71!

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual
The car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Doug Kalitta is towed back to the pits after taking the top qualifying position with a sizzling 3.71!

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual The car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Bob Vandergriff Jr is towed back to the pits during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual
The car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Bob Vandergriff Jr is towed back to the pits during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 2000iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual NHRA funny car driver TIm Wilkerson (left) races alongside Cruz Pedregon during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 2000iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver TIm Wilkerson (left) races alongside Cruz Pedregon during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham heads towards the turn off following an aborted run during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham heads towards the turn off following an aborted run during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

That concludes Saturday qualifying. Next up is the first race day of the 2014 season!


 
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