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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24
Apr
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel dragster driver Steve Torrence poses for a photo with the Kilgore College Rangerettes at the Torrence estate.

Leading up to the NHRA races in Houston, Steve Torrence wanted to a cool promotional photo shoot to highlight the race in his home state. He didn’t have to look any further than a few miles down the road in his hometown of Kilgore, TX for the perfect way to represent Texas. Ladies and gentleman meet the Kilgore Rangerettes. Continue on to see the shoot!

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22
Sep
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) trots over an SMU Mustangs defender on his way to a first quarter touchdown.

Nothing beats when a plan comes together perfectly allowing me to photograph one of the most electrifying athletes in college football, Johnny Manziel. I always make it a goal to try and shoot all the Heisman winners I can while they’re still in college so to be in Texas for work on a weekend A&M had a home game a few hours south of my location and its a perfect setup!

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01
May
Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 500iso, f8, 1/1600th, Manual Pro mod champion Troy Coughlin (far lane) goes into a power wheelstand at half track alongside Von Smith in the second round of eliminations.

After a massive series of thunderstorms brought a washout to racing action on Saturday, we would be greeted with sunny skies and warm conditions for race day. It would make for a wild and crazy day of racing.

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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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25
Sep

Here is my 10 Spot featuring my favorite images from Sunday at NHRA in Dallas. This was race two of the six race playoff to determine our 2012 Champions. By the end of this day we would eliminate several drivers from any realistic shot at the season championship. Buckle up!

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24
Sep

Day two of NHRA Dallas would be a repeat of weather conditions from Friday, basically it was hot and miserable. Thankfully I wasn’t stuck in a multi layer fire suit! Then again, for the 100 thousand dollars John Force would win wearing said fire suit, I would do many many things that we won’t mention…. (more…)

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21
Sep

Lets jump right into the images from Friday at the Texas Motorplex near Dallas. This weekend marks my fourth weekend in a row of NHRA.

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17
Jul

A few months ago at NHRA pre-season testing at West Palm Beach I rented a helicopter to do some aerial photography. It was a learning experience that made for some good shots but also left me anxious to get in the air and do it again. This time at an actual NHRA race! Get ready for liftoff…

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12
Oct

The second race of the Countdown to the Championship would take me to the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, TX (30 miles outside of Dallas) for the Fall Nationals. After being completely spoiled by the cool temperatures the previous week in Charlotte I would be in for a miserable weekend with highs near 100 degrees. I guess thats why we make the big bucks!

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