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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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
30
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Strobes Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Strobes NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan sits in the cockpit of his 2014 Rocky Boots sponsored Dodge during a portrait shoot at Don Schumacher Racing.

Very few sports have the visual appeal that drag racing has. Colorful cars with loud fire spewing engine shaking the ground as they go from zero to 330mph in less than four seconds is nothing short of amazing. I am a lucky guy to cover the sport for a living that I grew up a fan of. Continue on to check out my favorite blog of the year…

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20
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual  Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Well guys as the end of the year approaches it is time for my yearly installment of my “Best of” blogs separated into several categories. First up are my best reaction shots of 2013. Enjoy!

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Posted in Arizona, ASU, Baseball, Best of, Diamondbacks, Drag Racing, Football, Indy Cars, IRL, MLB, NASCAR, NFL, NHRA, Racing, Sports   Leave a comment
01
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel dragster driver Shawn Langdon hoists the championship trophy after clinching the 2013 championship following qualifying for the Auto Club Finals.

A few weeks ago the NHRA wrapped up its 2013 season in Pomona, CA with some great racing and good stories as drivers gave it their all to close out the season in the winners circle.

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