08
Jan
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Tim Tindle lands in the grass on the other side of the wall setting off a violent series of end over end rolls.

We close out my Best of 2013 blogs with my best crash and burn images of 2013. It was a year filled with some wild action. Continue on to see it all!

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Posted in Best of, Boat Racing, Crash, Drag Racing, Firebird International Raceway, Indy Cars, IRL, NASCAR, NHRA, P.I.R., Racing, Sports, Talladega   Leave a comment
02
Sep
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual

I’ve been around the sport of drag racing a long time and have seen countless crashes but what I witnessed during round one of Pro Mod eliminations at the US Nationals left me speechless and shaking for about 30 minutes. Continue on to see Tim Tindle take the wildest ride of his life!

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Posted in Crash, Drag Racing, NHRA, Racing, Sports   3 Comments
17
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

During the third round of funny car qualifying at the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, driver Ron Capps suffered a catastrophic engine explosion in his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge. Check out the full sequence…

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Posted in 10 Spot, Crash, Drag Racing, Minnesota, NHRA, Racing, Sports   Leave a comment
27
May
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/640th, Manual IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan celebrates in winners circle after winning finally winning the Indianapolis 500.

Ask anyone who knows me what my favorite event of the year to shoot is and they will quickly say the Indianapolis 500. I feel fortunate to have covered some of the biggest sporting events around the world yet the 500 holds a special place in my heart above all others. Lets get right to the photos from my seventh career Indy 500!

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Posted in 10 Spot, Crash, Indy Cars, IRL, Racing, Sports   6 Comments
06
May
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Manual Kurt Busch (78) flies atop of the car of Ryan Newman (39) as Danica Patrick hits the wall during a multi car accident during the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Thanks to NHRA being rained out in nearby Commerce, GA I was able to get credentialed on short notice to cover NASCAR at my favorite track, Talladega.  Due to NHRA obligations I missed both of last years races for the first time since 2006 so I was very happy to be at the craziest track in NASCAR.

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Posted in Crash, NASCAR, Racing, Sports, Talladega   1 Comment
27
Apr
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual Flames come from the headers on the funny car of NHRA driver Jeff Arend during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Under sunny and humid weather conditions we kicked off the NHRA Spring Nationals near Houston, TX. It would be a day of some good pics. Continue on to see my day…

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Posted in 10 Spot, Crash, Drag Racing, Fishing, Me, NHRA, Racing, Sports, Texas   4 Comments
06
Apr
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f4.5, 1/320th, Manual A gorgeous sunset fills the southern Nevada sky as NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria waits in the staging lanes to run.

Day one of the Summitracing.com Nationals in Las Vegas would turn into a marathon day of racing with pro qualifying going into darkness due to multiple delays caused by on track carnage and oil downs. While I missed most of the explosive action, I would have a great day with some fun photos. Lets get to them!

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Posted in 10 Spot, Crash, Drag Racing, NHRA, Racing, Sports   2 Comments
18
Feb
Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual

In the second round of eliminations in top fuel dragster, champion Antron Brown would suffer a spectacular high speed accident. Continue on to see step by step what happened as Antron crossed the finish line at 308 mph.

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Posted in California, Crash, Drag Racing, NHRA, Racing, Sports   27 Comments
14
Feb
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, ManualNHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon blows the body off his car after an explosion during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Pedregon was unhurt in the incident.

During the second round of qualifying for the NHRA season opening Winternationals, two time funny car champion Tony Pedregon would be in the worst seat in the house as he suffered a massive engine explosion. Continue on to see the full sequence.

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Posted in 10 Spot, California, Crash, Drag Racing, NHRA, Racing, Sports   3 Comments
05
Jan
Been way behind on posting my Best of 2012 but I have a good excuse. I have been busy preparing my newly designed photo blog featuring large retina quality images. No better way to break in this new blog than by showing off my Best of 2012 gallery I am most proud of. Strap in for my best drag racing pics of 2012!

Been way behind on posting my Best of 2012 but I have a good excuse. I have been busy preparing my newly designed photo blog featuring large retina quality images. No better way to break in this new blog than by showing off my Best of 2012 gallery I am most proud of. Strap in for my best drag racing pics of 2012!

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Posted in Best of, Crash, Drag Racing, NHRA, Portraits, Racing, Sports   11 Comments

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