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Been way behind on posting my Best of 2012 but I have a good excuse. I have been busy preparing my newly designed photo blog featuring large retina quality images. No better way to break in this new blog than by showing off my Best of 2012 gallery I am most proud of. Strap in for my best drag racing pics of 2012!

Been way behind on posting my Best of 2012 but I have a good excuse. I have been busy preparing my newly designed photo blog featuring large retina quality images. No better way to break in this new blog than by showing off my Best of 2012 gallery I am most proud of. Strap in for my best drag racing pics of 2012!

Jan. 8, 2012; Brownsburg, IN, USA; NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown poses for a portrait during a photo shoot at the Don Schumacher Racing shop.

Jan. 8, 2012; Brownsburg, IN, USA; NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown poses for a portrait during a photo shoot at the Don Schumacher Racing shop.

To see more images from my Aarons Portrait Shoot CLICK HERE

Jan. 18, 2012; Jupiter, FL, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tony Schumacher does a burnout during testing at the PRO Winter Warmup at Palm Beach International Raceway.

Jan. 18, 2012; Jupiter, FL, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tony Schumacher does a burnout during testing at the PRO Winter Warmup at Palm Beach International Raceway.

Jan. 20, 2012; Jupiter, FL, USA: Aerial view of a pair of NHRA top fuel dragster drivers racing down track during testing at the PRO Winter Warmup at Palm Beach International Raceway.

Jan. 20, 2012; Jupiter, FL, USA: Aerial view of a pair of NHRA top fuel dragster drivers racing down track during testing at the PRO Winter Warmup at Palm Beach International Raceway.

Jan. 21, 2012; Jupiter, FL, USA: Aerial view of NHRA funny car driver Robert Hight (left) races alongside Cruz Pedregon during testing at the PRO Winter Warmup at Palm Beach International Raceway.

Jan. 21, 2012; Jupiter, FL, USA: Aerial view of NHRA funny car driver Robert Hight (left) races alongside Cruz Pedregon during testing at the PRO Winter Warmup at Palm Beach International Raceway.

To see all my images from NHRA testing in West Palm CLICK HERE

Feb. 9, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA; NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force reflects in the window of her tow vehicle as she prepares for her first run as a professional driver during qualifying at the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Feb. 9, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA; NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force reflects in the window of her tow vehicle as she prepares for her first run as a professional driver during qualifying at the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Feb. 11, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA; NHRA top alcohol dragster driver Mike Austin crashes and flies over the wall during the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Austin was unhurt in the incident.

Feb. 11, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA; NHRA top alcohol dragster driver Mike Austin crashes and flies over the wall during the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Austin was unhurt in the incident.

To see all my images from NHRA Pomona CLICK HERE

Feb. 17 2012; Chandler, AZ, USA; NHRA top fuel dragster driver Morgan Lucas sits strapped into the cockpit of his car during qualifying for the Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.

Feb. 17 2012; Chandler, AZ, USA; NHRA top fuel dragster driver Morgan Lucas sits strapped into the cockpit of his car during qualifying for the Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.

Feb. 19, 2012; Chandler, AZ, USA; NHRA top fuel dragster driver Morgan Lucas (right) explodes an engine on fire alongside Shawn Langdon during the Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.

Feb. 19, 2012; Chandler, AZ, USA; NHRA top fuel dragster driver Morgan Lucas (right) explodes an engine on fire alongside Shawn Langdon during the Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.

To see all my images from NHRA Phoenix CLICK HERE

Mar. 9, 2012; Gainesville, FL, USA; NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Mar. 9, 2012; Gainesville, FL, USA; NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Mar. 9, 2012; Gainesville, FL, USA; NHRA top fuel dragster driver Brandon Bernstein does a burnout under gorgeous skies during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Mar. 9, 2012; Gainesville, FL, USA; NHRA top fuel dragster driver Brandon Bernstein does a burnout under gorgeous skies during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Mar. 9, 2012; Gainesville, FL, USA; NHRA pro mod driver Mike Janis crashes in front of Roger Burgess during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville. Janis would be unhurt in the incident.

Mar. 9, 2012; Gainesville, FL, USA; NHRA pro mod driver Mike Janis crashes in front of Roger Burgess during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville. Janis would be unhurt in the incident.

Mar. 10, 2012; Gainesville, FL, USA; NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider L.E. Tonglet (left) enjoys a lollipop alongside brother G.T. Tonglet during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Mar. 10, 2012; Gainesville, FL, USA; NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider L.E. Tonglet (left) enjoys a lollipop alongside brother G.T. Tonglet during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Mar. 10, 2012; Gainesville, FL, USA; NHRA top fuel dragster driver T.J. Zizzo (center) and my two assistants Andrew and Jason have a little fun during a sunset photo shoot following the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Mar. 10, 2012; Gainesville, FL, USA; NHRA top fuel dragster driver T.J. Zizzo (center) and my two assistants Andrew and Jason have a little fun during a sunset photo shoot following the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Mar. 11, 2012; Gainesville, FL, USA; Fire comes from the header pipe on the car of NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon during the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Mar. 11, 2012; Gainesville, FL, USA; Fire comes from the header pipe on the car of NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon during the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

To see all my images from NHRA Gainesville CLICK HERE

Mar. 30, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA: The cars of NHRA top fuel dragster drivers Clay Millican (near) and David Grubnic in the staging lanes prior to racing during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip in Las Vegas.

Mar. 30, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA: The cars of NHRA top fuel dragster drivers Clay Millican (near) and David Grubnic in the staging lanes prior to racing during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip in Las Vegas.

Mar. 30, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA: A pair of jet dragster drivers put on a fire show during the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip in Las Vegas.

Mar. 30, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA: A pair of jet dragster drivers put on a fire show during the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip in Las Vegas.

Mar. 31, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA: NHRA top alcohol dragster driver James Butler slides sideways as he crosses the center line and takes out the timing blocks during the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip in Las Vegas.

Mar. 31, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA: NHRA top alcohol dragster driver James Butler slides sideways as he crosses the center line and takes out the timing blocks during the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip in Las Vegas.

To see all my images from NHRA Las Vegas CLICK HERE

Apr. 13, 2012; Concord, NC, USA: Close up view in the cockpit as NHRA funny car driver Jeff Arend sits in his Toyota during qualifying for the Four Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Apr. 13, 2012; Concord, NC, USA: Close up view in the cockpit as NHRA funny car driver Jeff Arend sits in his Toyota during qualifying for the Four Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Apr. 13, 2012; Concord, NC, USA: NHRA funny car driver Jeff Arend drives through debris from the car of Matt Hagan after he exploded the body off his car during qualifying for the Four Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Apr. 13, 2012; Concord, NC, USA: NHRA funny car driver Jeff Arend drives through debris from the car of Matt Hagan after he exploded the body off his car during qualifying for the Four Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Apr. 15, 2012; Concord, NC, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster drivers (from top) Shawn Langdon, Tony Schumacher, Doug Kalitta and Terry McMillen race during the Four Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Apr. 15, 2012; Concord, NC, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster drivers (from top) Shawn Langdon, Tony Schumacher, Doug Kalitta and Terry McMillen race during the Four Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway.

To see all my images from NHRA Charlotte CLICK HERE

Apr. 27, 2012; Baytown, TX, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Steve Torrence launches off the starting line during night qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Apr. 27, 2012; Baytown, TX, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Steve Torrence launches off the starting line during night qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Apr. 28, 2012; Baytown, TX, USA: Aerial view as NHRA top fuel dragster driver Steve Torrence (left) races alongside Morgan Lucas during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Apr. 28, 2012; Baytown, TX, USA: Aerial view as NHRA top fuel dragster driver Steve Torrence (left) races alongside Morgan Lucas during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Apr. 29, 2012; Baytown, TX, USA: Fans walk over a pedestrian bridge in the staging lanes as NHRA top fuel dragster driver Morgan Lucas waits in his car prior to the semi finals of the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Apr. 29, 2012; Baytown, TX, USA: Fans walk over a pedestrian bridge in the staging lanes as NHRA top fuel dragster driver Morgan Lucas waits in his car prior to the semi finals of the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

TO see all my images from NHRA Houston CLICK HERE

May 4, 2012; Commerce, GA, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Shawn Langdon sits in his car during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

May 4, 2012; Commerce, GA, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Shawn Langdon sits in his car during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

May 6, 2012; Commerce, GA, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver J.R. Todd prepares to climb into his dragster prior to the first round of the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

May 6, 2012; Commerce, GA, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver J.R. Todd prepares to climb into his dragster prior to the first round of the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

May 6, 2012; Commerce, GA, USA: NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps celebrates with a drink of Full Throttle after winning the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

May 6, 2012; Commerce, GA, USA: NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps celebrates with a drink of Full Throttle after winning the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

To see all my images from NHRA Atlanta CLICK HERE

Jun. 1, 2012; Englishtown, NJ, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Khalid Albalooshi lights the night sky as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Supernationals at Raceway Park.

Jun. 1, 2012; Englishtown, NJ, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Khalid Albalooshi lights the night sky as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Supernationals at Raceway Park.

Jun. 1, 2012; Englishtown, NJ, USA: The Goodyear tires severely distort as NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tony Schumacher launches off the starting line during night qualifying for the Supernationals at Raceway Park.

Jun. 1, 2012; Englishtown, NJ, USA: The Goodyear tires severely distort as NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tony Schumacher launches off the starting line during night qualifying for the Supernationals at Raceway Park.

Jun. 2, 2012; Englishtown, NJ, USA: Heat waves fill the air as NHRA top fuel dragster driver Luigi Novelli blows an engine on fire during qualifying for the Supernationals at Raceway Park.

Jun. 2, 2012; Englishtown, NJ, USA: Heat waves fill the air as NHRA top fuel dragster driver Luigi Novelli blows an engine on fire during qualifying for the Supernationals at Raceway Park.

Jun. 3, 2012; Englishtown, NJ, USA: General view of the Raceway Park starting line as a severe thunderstorm passes over the track following the completion of the Supernationals.

Jun. 3, 2012; Englishtown, NJ, USA: General view of the Raceway Park starting line as a severe thunderstorm passes over the track following the completion of the Supernationals.

To see all my images from NHRA Englishtown CLICK HERE

Jun. 17, 2012; Bristol, TN, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tony Schumacher celebrates with the Wally as he poses for a portrait after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Jun. 17, 2012; Bristol, TN, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tony Schumacher celebrates with the Wally as he poses for a portrait after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

To see all my images from NHRA Bristol CLICK HERE

Jun. 28, 2012; Joliet, IL, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Brady Kalivoda poses for a portrait prior to the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

Jun. 28, 2012; Joliet, IL, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Brady Kalivoda poses for a portrait prior to the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

Jun. 29, 2012; Joliet, IL, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Brandon Bernstein is silhouetted as he does a burnout during qualifying for the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

Jun. 29, 2012; Joliet, IL, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Brandon Bernstein is silhouetted as he does a burnout during qualifying for the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

Jun. 29, 2012; Joliet, IL, USA: Crew members look on from behind the starting line as NHRA top funny car driver Mike Neff (left) races alongside Johnny Gray during qualifying for the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

Jun. 29, 2012; Joliet, IL, USA: Crew members look on from behind the starting line as NHRA top funny car driver Mike Neff (left) races alongside Johnny Gray during qualifying for the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

Jul. 1, 2012; Joliet, IL, USA: NHRA pro stock driver Erica Enders reacts in silence after winning her first career race at the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

Jul. 1, 2012; Joliet, IL, USA: NHRA pro stock driver Erica Enders reacts in silence after winning her first career race at the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

To see all my images from NHRA Chicago CLICK HERE

Jul, 20, 2012; Morrison, CO, USA: NHRA funny car driver Robert Hight does a burnout at the sun dips behind the mountains during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Jul, 20, 2012; Morrison, CO, USA: NHRA funny car driver Robert Hight does a burnout at the sun dips behind the mountains during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Jul, 22, 2012; Morrison, CO, USA: NHRA pro stock driver Paul Pittman flips over and crashes after losing to Allen Johnson during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Pittman would be uninjured in the incident.

Jul, 22, 2012; Morrison, CO, USA: NHRA pro stock driver Paul Pittman flips over and crashes after losing to Allen Johnson during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Pittman would be uninjured in the incident.

To see all my images from NHRA Denver CLICK HERE

Aug. 31, 2012; Claremont, IN, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver T.J. ZIzzo launches off the starting line during night qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Aug. 31, 2012; Clermont, IN, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver T.J. ZIzzo launches off the starting line during night qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

 

Sept. 1, 2012; Claremont, IN, USA: The car of NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon reflects in a rain puddle as it is towed back to the pits during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Sept. 1, 2012; Clermont, IN, USA: The car of NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon reflects in a rain puddle as it is towed back to the pits during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Sept. 1, 2012; Claremont, IN, USA: A crew member for NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tommy Johnson Jr rides in the car as it is towed back to the pits during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Sept. 1, 2012; Clermont, IN, USA: A crew member for NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tommy Johnson Jr rides in the car as it is towed back to the pits during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Sept. 1, 2012; Claremont, IN, USA: Contrails swirl off the rear wing on the car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tony Schumacher during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Sept. 1, 2012; Clermont, IN, USA: Contrails swirl off the rear wing on the car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tony Schumacher during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Sept 8, 2012; Clermont, IN, USA: NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Hector Arana Jr waits on his bike prior to qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Sept 8, 2012; Clermont, IN, USA: NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Hector Arana Jr waits on his bike prior to qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Sept 8, 2012; Clermont, IN, USA: NHRA funny car driver Jeff Arend prepares to climb into his car during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Sept 8, 2012; Clermont, IN, USA: NHRA funny car driver Jeff Arend prepares to climb into his car during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Sept 8, 2012; Clermont, IN, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tony Schumacher sits strapped into the cockpit of his US Army dragster during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Sept 8, 2012; Clermont, IN, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tony Schumacher sits strapped into the cockpit of his US Army dragster during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Sept 8, 2012; Clermont, IN, USA: NHRA funny car driver Todd Lesenko blows his engine in a massive fireball during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Sept 8, 2012; Clermont, IN, USA: NHRA funny car driver Todd Lesenko blows his engine in a massive fireball during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Sept 8, 2012; Clermont, IN, USA: NHRA funny car driver Todd Lesenko attempts to bring his car to a stop with fire in his face after an explosion during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. Lesenko would be uninjured.

Sept 8, 2012; Clermont, IN, USA: NHRA funny car driver Todd Lesenko attempts to bring his car to a stop with fire in his face after an explosion during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. Lesenko would be uninjured.

Sept 9, 2012; Clermont, IN, USA: NHRA funny car driver Todd Lesenko blows the body off his car in a fiery explosion while defeating Jack Beckman in the first round during the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Sept 9, 2012; Clermont, IN, USA: NHRA funny car driver Todd Lesenko blows the body off his car in a fiery explosion while defeating Jack Beckman in the first round during the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

To see all my images from NHRA Indianapolis CLICK HERE

Sept. 14, 2012; Concord, NC, USA: NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Hector Arana Sr jokingly pretends to hit Andrew Hines on the head as they pose for a Countdown to the Championship group photo prior to qualifying for the O'Reilly Auto Parts Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Sept. 14, 2012; Concord, NC, USA: NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Hector Arana Sr jokingly pretends to hit Andrew Hines on the head as they pose for a Countdown to the Championship group photo prior to qualifying for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Sept. 14, 2012; Concord, NC, USA: NHRA funny car driver Robert Hight does a long burnout during qualifying for the O'Reilly Auto Parts Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Sept. 14, 2012; Concord, NC, USA: NHRA funny car driver Robert Hight does a long burnout during qualifying for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Sept. 16, 2012; Concord, NC, USA: NHRA pro stock driver Shane Gray goes airborne on fire as he crashes during qualifying for the O'Reilly Auto Parts Nationals at zMax Dragway. Gray would be uninjured.

Sept. 16, 2012; Concord, NC, USA: NHRA pro stock driver Shane Gray goes airborne on fire as he crashes during qualifying for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationals at zMax Dragway. Gray would be uninjured.

To see all my images from NHRA Charlotte CLICK HERE

Sept. 23, 2012; Ennis, TX, USA: NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson blows an engine on fire during the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex.

Sept. 23, 2012; Ennis, TX, USA: NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson blows an engine on fire during the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex.

To see all my images from NHRA Dallas CLICK HERE

Sept. 28, 2012; Madison, IL, USA: NHRA pro stock driver Mark Hogan (near lane) races alongside Lewis Worden during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Sept. 28, 2012; Madison, IL, USA: NHRA pro stock driver Mark Hogan (near lane) races alongside Lewis Worden during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

To see all my images from NHRA St. Louis CLICK HERE

Oct. 5, 2012; Mohnton, PA, USA: NHRA fans sit in the grandstands as the sun sets during pro qualifying for the Auto Plus Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

Oct. 5, 2012; Mohnton, PA, USA: NHRA fans sit in the grandstands as the sun sets during pro qualifying for the Auto Plus Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

Oct. 6, 2012; Mohnton, PA, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Rit Pustari (right)  crosses the centerline and heads towards Clay Millican during qualifying for the Auto Plus Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

Oct. 6, 2012; Mohnton, PA, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Rit Pustari (right) crosses the centerline and heads towards Clay Millican during qualifying for the Auto Plus Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

To see all my images from NHRA Maple Grove CLICK HERE

Nov. 9, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA: NHRA top alcohol dragster driver Greg Hunter goes into the sand trap after his parachutes were late to deploy during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nov. 9, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA: NHRA top alcohol dragster driver Greg Hunter goes into the sand trap after his parachutes were late to deploy during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nov. 10, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA: NHRA funny car driver Todd Lesenko blows the body off his car after an explosion during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Lesenko would be uninjured.

Nov. 10, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA: NHRA funny car driver Todd Lesenko blows the body off his car after an explosion during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Lesenko would be uninjured.

Nov. 10, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA: The carbon fiber body from the car of NHRA funny car driver Todd Lesenko flies through the air after an explosion during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nov. 10, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA: The carbon fiber body from the car of NHRA funny car driver Todd Lesenko flies through the air after an explosion during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nov. 10, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Mike Salinas explodes an engine as he crosses the finish line during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nov. 10, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Mike Salinas explodes an engine as he crosses the finish line during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nov. 11, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA: Detailed view as smoke comes from the engine compartment of the car of NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps after losing the 2012 championship during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nov. 11, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA: Detailed view as smoke comes from the engine compartment of the car of NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps after losing the 2012 championship during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nov. 11, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA: NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps cries as he embraces daughter Taylor Capps after losing the 2012 championship during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nov. 11, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA: NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps cries as he embraces daughter Taylor Capps after losing the 2012 championship during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nov. 11, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA: NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon celebrates with a can of Full Throttle after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nov. 11, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA: NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon celebrates with a can of Full Throttle after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nov. 11, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown (right) appears nervous as wife Billie Brown gets a hold of the half million dollar winners check after winning the 2012 championship during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nov. 11, 2012; Pomona, CA, USA: NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown (right) appears nervous as wife Billie Brown gets a hold of the half million dollar winners check after winning the 2012 championship during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

To see all my images from NHRA Pomona CLICK HERE

Dec. 5, 2012; Brownsburg, IN, USA; The car of NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan during a sponsor photo shoot at the Don Schumacher Racing shop.

Dec. 5, 2012; Brownsburg, IN, USA; The car of NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan during a sponsor photo shoot at the Don Schumacher Racing shop.

That wraps up my favorite NHRA images of 2012. With it now being 2013 I cannot wait to get down to West Palm Beach in a week to shoot NHRA pre-season testing!

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11 Responses to “Best of 2012: Best of Drag Racing”

  1. Joel Tysver says:

    Amazing pics Mark. Your work never ceases to amaze me.

  2. Nicely done as usual. I always look forward to your blogs. But I do miss the photo info. It is so informative. Thank you again, Greg

  3. Mark….You are the chit dude! Fascinating shots as usual! The BEST Photographer out there gang!!!

  4. Nance says:

    These are absolutely amazing, Mark. Beautiful work!

  5. Steve Allred says:

    Stay with it Mark. You are starting to get the hang of it. I think you may have some natural talent for photography after all. Keep up the good work!

  6. John Haus says:

    All smoke and mirrors. No photographer is this good. :) Your photography is fantastic. Always in the right place at the right time.

  7. Cheryl Leister says:

    Love the pics, HATE the watermarks but totally understand why they are there. Such a shame.

  8. Antinora Racing says:

    As a racer in NHRA Division 1 top dragster series we have certainly seen a lot of action and emotion on the strip. You always manage to capture these special moments in a way that no other photographer can!! You truly have a unique gift Mark and we look forward to seeing what you bring in 2013. Hey…. we might even make one of your pics!!! lol

  9. Stedman Lee Peters says:

    Just totally awesome……………..

  10. Geri Ann Rasmussen says:

    Mark~~~ You never cease to amaze me!!! You are THE BEST :-) :-)

  11. Chris Dixon says:

    This quote pretty much sums up Mark’s work:

    “Mark Rebilas, surely this generation’s Steve Reyes when it comes to being in the right spot at the right time and keeping his cool when the action heats up.” – Phil Burgess, NHRA.com “Dragster Insider” blog May 18, 2012

    Mark,
    Thanks for bringing the racing action to us fans. Your photos showing the real reactions of the victors and those that came so close are thought provoking and emotional.

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