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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01
Apr
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Bob Vandergriff Jr has a fireball in the shutdown area after winning the first round during the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Race four on the NHRA season brought us to sunny Las Vegas for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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28
Mar
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Pat Dakin (right) explodes an engine alongside J.R. Todd during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.

Race three of the 2014 NHRA tour took us to the swamps of Gainesville, Florida for the prestigious Gatornationals. Warm temperatures and sunny skies were sure to make for a great weekend of racing. Continue on to see my favorite images from the weekend.

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04
Mar

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria celebrates with her first pro Wally after winning the Carquest Auto Parts Nationals at Wild Horse Motorsports Park.

Just over a week ago the NHRA had their second race of the 2014 season at the newly rebranded Wild Horse Motorsports Park. (formerly Firebird International Raceway) On top of being the one race of the season I can sleep in my own bed, this is also the only racetrack with a bridge over the shutdown area that enables us to get some awesome views. Continue on to check out the great weekend of racing in the desert!

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15
Feb
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1600iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual

After two great days of qualifying in the books it was time to crown the first race winners of the 2014 season. Drivers would be taking their cars to the edge (and some beyond) in the quest for the Wally. Continue on to see the highlights of Pomona eliminations!

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09
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…

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08
Feb
Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/500th, Manual NHRA funny car driver John Force sets a new national record with a stellar 3.966 at 324.12 mph during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Congrats Force!

Day one of the NHRA season has finally arrived with the stars and cars of drag racing converging on Auto Club Raceway of Pomona to kick off the season with the Winternationals. Continue on to see all the action from day one.

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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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