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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15
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Richie Crampton does a burnout during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

The final race of the grueling NHRA Western Swing took place under gorgeous blue skies near Seattle, Washington for the Northwest Nationals. Continue on to see my shots!

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29
Jul
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver John Force embraces daughter Courtney Force after she defeated him in the final round of the Sonoma Nationals.

Race two of the three in a row NHRA Western Swing brought us to the wine country of the Napa Valley, home to Sonoma Raceway and the Sonoma Nationals. Temperatures topping out near 100 degrees would provide the drivers and crew chiefs a tricky track to work with. Continue on to check out the shots!

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28
Jul
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson (right) crosses the centerline hitting the timing blocks alongside Tommy Johnson Jr during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

The first race of the long running “Western Swing” kicked off in the mile high city of Denver, CO home of the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. With it being my first NHRA race in over a month after shooting World Cup in Brazil, I was anxious to smell some nitro again! Continue on to check out the shots…

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04
Jun
Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual

Race number nine of the 2014 NHRA season took us to Englishtown, NJ and the historic Raceway Park dragstrip for the Toyota Summernationals. Having spent a lot of my youth in New Jersey, its a track I know well. Lets jump right into the photos from the weekend.

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21
May
BOOOM!

There are moments in NHRA drag racing that make you sit on the edge of your seat as you anxiously await for the driver to climb out of the mangled burning vehicle ok. With all the safety advancements in todays NHRA major incidents don’t happen often but at the 2014 Southern Nationals near Atlanta we all were reminded of what can happen when you race at speeds well over 300mph. Strap in and check out the wild weekend through my lens.

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05
May
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f5.6, 1/200th, Manual Tony Schumacher lights up the Houston darkness as he launches off the starting line during evening qualifying.

Race six in the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Series took us to hot and muggy Baytown, a suburb of Houston, Texas for the Spring Nationals. As we approach the middle stages of the 24 race season, we start seperating the contenders from the pretenders. Continue on to see all the images!

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