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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Posted in 10 Spot, California, Drag Racing, NHRA, Portraits, Racing, Sports   1 Comment
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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30
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/2500th, Manual A full moon rises above Saguaro Cactus on a mountain near Lake Pleasant.

Next up in my best of 2013 blogs are my best scenery/nature photos of the year. My travels throughout the country allow me plenty of oppritunities to photograph some beautiful scenes. Continue on to see the best of what nature had to offer me in 2013…

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Posted in Arizona, Best of, California, Colorado, Desert, Florida, Las Vegas, Lightning, Scenic, weather, Wildlife   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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Posted in California, Drag Racing, NHRA, Portraits, Racing, Sports   Leave a comment
01
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Hector Arana Jr celebrates with champagne in the winners circle. The low up close angle was great for photos but I could have done without the champagne bath I received courtesy of my efforts!

Was so busy all weekend in Sonoma that I never found time to do any blog posts. To make up for it here is a post about all of my favorite images from the second of three races comprising the Western Swing.

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Posted in California, Drag Racing, NHRA, Racing, Sports   7 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
17
Feb
Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 6400iso, f11, 1/30th, ManualThis was a fun shot as I would hold the camera out of the car aimed over at fellow photographer Ron Lewis in the fueler next to me. If you look closely you can see Ron holding his camera out shooting pics too!

Day three of the Winternationals would be a long day that was highlighted by me getting the opportunity to sit being the engine of a nostalgia top fueler spitting out header flames at night. Lets take a look at Saturdays action.

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Posted in 10 Spot, California, Drag Racing, Me, NHRA, Portraits, Racing, Sports   6 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
13
Feb
XXXXCrew members move the car of NHRA funny car driver Bob Tasca III in the pits during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

After what always seems like a short off season , the stars and cars of the NHRA are back in Pomona to kick off the season with the Winternationals. Trying to be good about getting blogs posted faster this year so lets go!

 

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Posted in 10 Spot, California, Drag Racing, NHRA, Racing, Sports   15 Comments

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