Mark J Rebilas Photograpy
30
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver John Force (near) races alongside teammate Robert Hight during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

You always hear NHRA drivers say that only two things matter, winning the championship and winning Indy. This year the US Nationals celebrates its 60th anniversary at the long standing Indianapolis Raceway Park, uh I mean Lucas Oil Raceway! Strap in and take a look at my best shots from day one of pro qualifying at the Big Go….

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29
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/320th, Aperture Priority

My job as a photographer has afforded me the opportunity to travel the globe and see some of the most beautiful places on Earth. Its funny that one of the prettiest spots on the planet is in my home state of Arizona yet I hadn’t been there since I was a child, and NEVER with a camera! Its time to change that…

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23
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 2000iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Terry McMillen explodes an engine in a huge fireball alongside Shawn Langdon during round one of the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

With the playoffs just around the corner now, the action in the NHRA Mello Yello Series starts heating up as the professional drivers do everything they can to make their way into the top 10 in the points standings, securing a playoff position in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship. Continue on to see all the action from the Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd…

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18
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 3200iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual

During the quarterfinals in the top dragster category at the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, Minnesota drivers Don Kritzky and Montee Green would be lucky to escape serious injuries when both lost control at speed. Continue on to see the dramatic sequence!

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15
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Richie Crampton does a burnout during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

The final race of the grueling NHRA Western Swing took place under gorgeous blue skies near Seattle, Washington for the Northwest Nationals. Continue on to see my shots!

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29
Jul
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver John Force embraces daughter Courtney Force after she defeated him in the final round of the Sonoma Nationals.

Race two of the three in a row NHRA Western Swing brought us to the wine country of the Napa Valley, home to Sonoma Raceway and the Sonoma Nationals. Temperatures topping out near 100 degrees would provide the drivers and crew chiefs a tricky track to work with. Continue on to check out the shots!

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28
Jul
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson (right) crosses the centerline hitting the timing blocks alongside Tommy Johnson Jr during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

The first race of the long running “Western Swing” kicked off in the mile high city of Denver, CO home of the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. With it being my first NHRA race in over a month after shooting World Cup in Brazil, I was anxious to smell some nitro again! Continue on to check out the shots…

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05
Jul
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm with 1.4 converter (280mm), 5000iso, f4.5, 1/1250th, Manual United States goalkeeper Tim Howard (1) and defender Matt Besler (5) react after a second Belgium goal in overtime during the round of sixteen match in the 2014 World Cup at Arena Fonte Nova.

With USA defying the odds by advancing out of the proverbial “Group of Death”, soccer fever began to take over the United States prior to their round of 16 matchup against Belgium. “I believe that we will win” became a chant heard at bars all around the country, including some in Brazil. Lets get to the game that ended with a heartbroken nation.

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29
Jun
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1250iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (7) pushes the face of USA midfielder Kyle Beckerman during the 2014 World Cup at Arena Pernambuco.

With Team USA  just needing a tie to guarantee advancement out of the “Group of Death” to the round of 16 in the 2014 World Cup, they would arrive in Recife, Brazil to conditions that nobody could have imagined. Continue on to check out all the soggy action from the final game of the group stage in the World Cup.

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24
Jun
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm with 1.4 converter (280mm), 4000iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual USA midfielder Jermaine Jones (13) celebrates with teammates after scoring a second half goal against Portugal during the 2014 World Cup at Arena Amazonia.

After a big victory against Ghana in their opening match, Team USA would head to the rain forests of Manaus, Brazil, along the Amazon River for their second match of the group stage against Portugal. Continue on to check out all the images from a hot and sweaty match with a potential advancement to the round of 16 on the line!

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