26
Jan
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 2000iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual Air gets beneath the Valvoline body and tears it into several pieces.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 2000iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman explodes the Valvoline sponsored Dodge into pieces during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Finally found a minute to post my final Best of 2014 photo blog with my best Crash and Burn photos of 2014. Continue on to check them out!

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05
Jan
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f11, 1/200th, Manual with Studio Lights With the help of a smoke machine I produced this shot of the 2015 Dodge Charger of two time NHRA funny car champion Matt Hagan during a portrait shoot at the teams shop near Indianapolis.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f11, 1/200th, Manual with Studio Lights
With the help of a smoke machine I produced this shot of the 2015 Dodge Charger of two time NHRA funny car champion Matt Hagan during a portrait shoot at the teams shop near Indianapolis.

Time to get to some of my favorite Best of posts as we kick it into high gear with my Best NHRA photos of 2014. Continue on to see my favorite sport from an assortment of angles and moments!

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24
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 2500iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual Fire fills the cockpit of the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Steve Chrisman after exploding an engine during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 2500iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual
Fire fills the cockpit of the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Steve Chrisman after exploding an engine during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Only about six weeks late, I present my best shots from the final NHRA race of the 2014 season in Pomona, CA. Continue on to see all the action as champions were crowned.

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04
Nov
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f6.3, 1/200th, Aperture Priority

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/200th, Aperture Priority

In the final round of NHRA pro stock qualifying driver Deric Kramer would lose control of his 210mph Dodge with destructive consequences. Continue reading to see the whole incident from start middle to end…

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24
Oct
Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 1600iso, f5.6, 1/640th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Bob Vandergriff Jr shoots huge header flames from the pink C&J Energy Services dragster during qualifying for the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 1600iso, f5.6, 1/640th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Bob Vandergriff Jr shoots huge header flames from the pink C&J Energy Services dragster during qualifying for the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

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01
Oct
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher celebrates after winning the rescheduled Carolina Nationals as a part of qualifying for the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. The race was originally scheduled at zMax Dragway in Concord, NC but was moved due to track conditions. The win was the 75th of Schumachers career, a top fuel record.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher celebrates after winning the rescheduled Carolina Nationals as a part of qualifying for the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. The race was originally scheduled at zMax Dragway in Concord, NC but was moved due to track conditions. The win was the 75th of Schumachers career, a top fuel record.

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15
Sep
Canon 1Dx, 300mm with 1.4 converter (420mm), 1000iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 300mm with 1.4 converter (420mm), 1000iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual

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05
Sep
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA  top fuel dragster driver Richie Crampton celebrates with his crew after winning the biggest drag race on Earth.

Over the course of four days at Lucas Oil Raceway for the 60th annual US Nationals I spent over 30 hours at the track and shot over 10 thousand images. It took a little time and a lot of motivation but I went through all the shots and now present to you my best shots from the biggest drag race on Earth! Continue on to check them out…

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30
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver John Force (near) races alongside teammate Robert Hight during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

You always hear NHRA drivers say that only two things matter, winning the championship and winning Indy. This year the US Nationals celebrates its 60th anniversary at the long standing Indianapolis Raceway Park, uh I mean Lucas Oil Raceway! Strap in and take a look at my best shots from day one of pro qualifying at the Big Go….

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18
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 3200iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual

During the quarterfinals in the top dragster category at the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, Minnesota drivers Don Kritzky and Montee Green would be lucky to escape serious injuries when both lost control at speed. Continue on to see the dramatic sequence!

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