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Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Larry Dixon crashes into the wall after his car broke in half during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville. Dixon walked away from the incident.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual
Since the 2016 NHRA season starts tomorrow, I probably should post my final best of blog from 2015. Continue on to see my best of Crash and Burn…

All drivers were uninjured in these photographed incidents…

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Jeff Arend explodes a fuel tank causing a fire alongside Tommy Johnson Jr during the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Arend was uninjured in the explosion.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Jeff Arend explodes a fuel tank causing a fire alongside Tommy Johnson Jr during the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Arend was uninjured in the explosion.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual The dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Larry Dixon splits in half at speed during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual
The dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Larry Dixon splits in half at speed during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual The car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Larry Dixon flies through the air as he crashes after his car broke in half during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual
The car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Larry Dixon flies through the air as he crashes after his car broke in half during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Larry Dixon crashes into the wall after his car broke in half during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Larry Dixon crashes into the wall after his car broke in half during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Larry Dixon crashes into the wall after his car broke in half during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville. Dixon walked away from the incident.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Larry Dixon crashes into the wall after his car broke in half during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville. Dixon walked away from the incident.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual Nitro Methane race fuel pours from a severed fuel line of the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Larry Dixon after a high speed crash during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual
Nitro Methane race fuel pours from a severed fuel line of the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Larry Dixon after a high speed crash during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Terry Haddock suffers a fire following an engine explosion during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Terry Haddock suffers a fire following an engine explosion during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman (left) explodes an engine on fire alongside John Force during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman (left) explodes an engine on fire alongside John Force during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority IndyCar Series driver Tony Kanaan slides backwards after crashing into the turn three wall during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Tony Kanaan slides backwards after crashing into the turn three wall during the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel dragster driver Morgan Lucas explodes an engine on fire during qualifying for the Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Morgan Lucas explodes an engine on fire during qualifying for the Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence backfires his engine as he crosses the finish line during qualifying for the Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence backfires his engine as he crosses the finish line during qualifying for the Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1250iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver T.J. Zizzo explodes an engine on fire during qualifying for the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1250iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver T.J. Zizzo explodes an engine on fire during qualifying for the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 10,000iso, f4, 1/200th, Aperture Priority Fire from the dragster of top fuel driver Wayne Newby lights the night sky after engine problems during qualifying for the US Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 10,000iso, f4, 1/200th, Aperture Priority
Fire from the dragster of top fuel driver Wayne Newby lights the night sky after engine problems during qualifying for the US Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 12,800iso, f4, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver T.J. Zizzo loses an engine in a shower of sparks during Saturday night qualifying for the US Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 12,800iso, f4, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver T.J. Zizzo loses an engine in a shower of sparks during Saturday night qualifying for the US Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown (near) races alongside Terry McMillen as he explodes an engine on fire during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown (near) races alongside Terry McMillen as he explodes an engine on fire during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f4, 1/2500th, Manual Here is a frame by frame view as NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher explodes an engine after crossing the finish line and getting off the throttle in the Army dragster.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f4, 1/2500th, Manual
Here is a frame by frame view as NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher explodes an engine after crossing the finish line and getting off the throttle in the Army dragster.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f4, 1/2500th, Manual Oil is visible pouring from beneath the bodywork on the US Army dragster of driver Tony Schumacher following an engine explosion and subsequent fire during eliminations at Maple Grove.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f4, 1/2500th, Manual
Oil is visible pouring from beneath the bodywork on the US Army dragster of driver Tony Schumacher following an engine explosion and subsequent fire during eliminations at Maple Grove.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f4, 1/4000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver John Bojec climbs from the emergency roof escape hatch after suffering a fire during the Keystone Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f4, 1/4000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver John Bojec climbs from the emergency roof escape hatch after suffering a fire during the Keystone Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Kebin Kinsley explodes an engine on fire during qualifying for the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Kebin Kinsley explodes an engine on fire during qualifying for the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 2000iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual NHRA rookie funny car driver Brandon Welch explodes an engine in flames alongside Jeff Arend during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 2000iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA rookie funny car driver Brandon Welch explodes an engine in flames alongside Jeff Arend during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual The black smoke from the engine mixes with the rooster tail of water producing a cool look to the shot.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual
The black smoke from the engine mixes with the rooster tail of water producing a cool look to the shot.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Tim Gibbons has a fire after blowing an engine during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Gibbons was uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Tim Gibbons has a fire after blowing an engine during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Gibbons was uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Tim Gibbons has a fire after blowing an engine during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Gibbons was uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Tim Gibbons has a fire after blowing an engine during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Gibbons was uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 10,000iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Casey Mears (13) goes low to avoid the spinning cars of Clint Bowyer (15) and Dale Earnhardt Jr as they crash on the backstretch during the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 10,000iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Casey Mears (13) goes low to avoid the spinning cars of Clint Bowyer (15) and Dale Earnhardt Jr as they crash on the backstretch during the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Next up will be my best shots from the 2016 NHRA season opener, the Winternationals!


 
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