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Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/200th, Manual with Studio Lights The funny car of NHRA driver Jack Beckman reflects off a puddle of rain during preseason testing at Palm Beach International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/200th, Manual with Studio Lights
The funny car of NHRA driver Jack Beckman reflects off a puddle of rain during preseason testing at Palm Beach International Raceway. Click here to purchase print.

2015 was a great year for photos of my favorite sport, Drag Racing!  Continue on to see all my best drag racing shots from 2015!

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1600iso, f6.3, 1/30th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett launches off the starting line during preseason testing at Palm Beach International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1600iso, f6.3, 1/30th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett launches off the starting line during preseason testing at Palm Beach International Raceway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm with 1.4 converter (420mm), 2500iso, f5, 1/1250th, Manual Head on view from the center of the lane as NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher does a burnout during preseason testing at Palm Beach International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm with 1.4 converter (420mm), 2500iso, f5, 1/1250th, Manual
Head on view from the center of the lane as NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher does a burnout during preseason testing at Palm Beach International Raceway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual Head on view from the center of the lane as NHRA pro stock driver Shane Gray does a burnout during testing at Wild Horse Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual
Head on view from the center of the lane as NHRA pro stock driver Shane Gray does a burnout during testing at Wild Horse Motorsports Park.Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5, 1/100th, Manual with Flash NHRA pro stock driver Chris McGaha does a burnout during testing at Wild Horse Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5, 1/100th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock driver Chris McGaha does a burnout during testing at Wild Horse Motorsports Park.Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority Crew members wear all white throwback uniforms as they push the car of NHRA funny car driver John Hale towards the starting line during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
Crew members wear all white throwback uniforms as they push the car of NHRA funny car driver John Hale towards the starting line during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual A Nitro Harley rider slows in the shutdown area with the help of a mini parachute after a 200mph run at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual
A Nitro Harley rider slows in the shutdown area with the help of a mini parachute after a 200mph run at Pomona.Click here to purchase print.

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.Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA top alcohol funny car driver Jonnie Lindberg celebrates with the Wally after winning his first career race at the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top alcohol funny car driver Jonnie Lindberg celebrates with the Wally after winning his first career race at the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority A pair of jet dragsters fill the sky with smoke as they blast off the starting line during NHRA qualifying for the Carquest Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
A pair of jet dragsters fill the sky with smoke as they blast off the starting line during NHRA qualifying for the Carquest Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f7.1, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher is pushed off the track by a member of the Safety Safari after winning the Carquest Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f7.1, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher is pushed off the track by a member of the Safety Safari after winning the Carquest Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Larry Dixon goes airborne as crashes after his car broke in half alongside Doug Kalitta 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 goes airborne as crashes after his car broke in half alongside Doug Kalitta during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville. Dixon walked away from the incident. Click here to purchase print.

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. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f5, 1/200th, Aperture Priority Detailed view of valves for the engine of NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f5, 1/200th, Aperture Priority
Detailed view of valves for the engine of NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority The car of NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon on display during a sponsorship announcement with Bass Pro Shops at the Pearland, TX store.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
The car of NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon on display during a sponsorship announcement with Bass Pro Shops at the Pearland, TX store. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 8000iso, f4.5, 1/400th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps lights up the night sky with huge header flames as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 8000iso, f4.5, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps lights up the night sky with huge header flames as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Click here to purchase print.

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. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 8000iso, f3.2, 1/400th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Morgan Lucas lights up the dusk sky with header flames as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 8000iso, f3.2, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Morgan Lucas lights up the dusk sky with header flames as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority Heatwaves fill the air as NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan powers through the finish line during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
Heatwaves fill the air as NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan powers through the finish line during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson (middle right) douses his excited crew members with Mello Yello after winning the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson (middle right) douses his excited crew members with Mello Yello after winning the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f8, 1/125th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Morgan Lucas blasts down track in his Sig Sauer sponsored dragster during qualifying for the Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f8, 1/125th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Morgan Lucas blasts down track in his Sig Sauer sponsored dragster during qualifying for the Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Click here to purchase print.

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. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Aperture Priority Contrails of condensed air come off the wing tips on the US Army dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher at speed during qualifying for the Summernationals.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Aperture Priority
Contrails of condensed air come off the wing tips on the US Army dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher at speed during qualifying for the Summernationals. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/500th, Aperture Priority Fans reflect in a rain puddle as they watch the car of NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps being unloaded by crew members in the pits during qualifying for the Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/500th, Aperture Priority
Fans reflect in a rain puddle as they watch the car of NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps being unloaded by crew members in the pits during qualifying for the Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f10, 1/200th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Angelle Sampey streaks down the quarter mile during qualifying for the Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f10, 1/200th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Angelle Sampey streaks down the quarter mile during qualifying for the Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown (right) celebrates with son Adler Brown after winning the Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown (right) celebrates with son Adler Brown after winning the Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1000iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual NHRA pro mod drivers wait in the staging lanes during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1000iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA pro mod drivers wait in the staging lanes during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority The NHRA funny cars of Matt Hagan (left) and Tim Wilkerson in the staging lanes during the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
The NHRA funny cars of Matt Hagan (left) and Tim Wilkerson in the staging lanes during the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f3.2, 1/400th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f3.2, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Paul Lee crosses the center line and runs over the foam timing blocks during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Paul Lee crosses the center line and runs over the foam timing blocks during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual Fire comes from the car of NHRA funny car driver John Force after backfiring the engine during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual
Fire comes from the car of NHRA funny car driver John Force after backfiring the engine during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority Chaz Ownbey crew member for NHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon (not pictured) covered in dust and grease during the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
Chaz Ownbey crew member for NHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon (not pictured) covered in dust and grease during the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Aperture Priority Tyler Wilson (left) a crew member for NHRA pro mod driver Rickie Smith celebrates with a teammate after they won in the final round of the Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, TN.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
Tyler Wilson (left) a crew member for NHRA pro mod driver Rickie Smith celebrates with a teammate after they won in the final round of the Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, TN. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f5, 1/60th, Manual Lightning strikes as it rains following the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f5, 1/60th, Manual
Lightning strikes as it rains following the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f4, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel driver Richie Crampton celebrates after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f4, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Richie Crampton celebrates in the rain after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Brian Stewart does a burnout during qualifying for the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Brian Stewart does a burnout during qualifying for the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f4.5, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver T.J. Zizzo reacts next to a shirtless fan prior to the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f4.5, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver T.J. Zizzo reacts next to a shirtless fan prior to the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher celebrates after winning the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher celebrates after winning the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher is doused with water by family friend Vibha Abuja with water as he celebrates after winning the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher is doused with water by family friend Vibha Abuja with water as he celebrates after winning the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual The sun sets as NHRA top fuel driver Larry Dixon launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual
The sun sets as NHRA top fuel driver Larry Dixon launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/250th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman jumps off his car as he celebrates after winning the Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/250th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman jumps off his car as he celebrates after winning the Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobes NHRA top alcohol funny car driver Stefan Kontos leaps off his car during a portrait shoot near Lake Pleasant.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobes
NHRA top alcohol funny car driver Stefan Kontos leaps off his car during a portrait shoot near Lake Pleasant. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f5, 1/4th, Manual with Studio Lights NHRA top alcohol funny car driver Stefan Kontos poses for a portrait during a commercial shoot near Lake Pleasant.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f5, 1/4th, Manual with Studio Lights
NHRA top alcohol funny car driver Stefan Kontos poses for a portrait during a commercial shoot near Lake Pleasant. Click here to purchase print.

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. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 12,800iso, f4, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver T.J. Zizzo walks from his car after an engine explosion and fire during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 12,800iso, f4, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver T.J. Zizzo walks from his car after an engine explosion and fire during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 12,800iso, f4, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher (left) races alongside Clay Millican during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 12,800iso, f4, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher (left) races alongside Clay Millican during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Manual Flames blast from the jet powered engine on the Terminal Velocity jet dragster Tom Bogner as he launches off the starting line at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Manual
Flames blast from the jet powered engine on the Terminal Velocity jet dragster Tom Bogner as he launches off the starting line at Lucas Oil Raceway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Manual The NAPA Auto Parts sponsored funny car of Ron Capps is towed back to the pits as fireworks and pyrotechnics explode following the end of Saturday night racing.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Manual
The NAPA Auto Parts sponsored funny car of Ron Capps is towed back to the pits as fireworks and pyrotechnics explode following the end of Saturday night racing. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobe NHRA funny car driver John Force gives thumbs up as he heads towards his car during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobe
NHRA funny car driver John Force gives thumbs up as he heads towards his car during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f4, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobe NHRA driver Matt Hagan sits in his Mopar sponsored funny car during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f4, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobe
NHRA driver Matt Hagan sits in his Mopar sponsored funny car during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority NHRA sponsor Josh Comstock (left) and top fuel team owner Bob Vandergriff (center) celebrate after driver Dave Connolly advanced to the final round to clinch a playoff spot during the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA sponsor Josh Comstock (left) and top fuel team owner Bob Vandergriff (center) celebrate after driver Dave Connolly advanced to the final round to clinch a playoff spot during the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 160iso, f5.6, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobe NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman poses for a portrait with his two trophies after doubling up and winning the Traxxas Shootout and the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 160iso, f5.6, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobe
NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman poses for a portrait with his two trophies after doubling up and winning the Traxxas Shootout and the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f8, 1/250th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver John Force (near) in his special paint scheme honoring retiring NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon as he races alongside Ron Capps during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f8, 1/250th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver John Force (near) in his special paint scheme honoring retiring NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon as he races alongside Ron Capps during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 1600iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority The setting sun splashes some great color as NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher does a burnout during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 1600iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
The setting sun splashes some great color as NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher does a burnout during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 1600iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority The sun shines off the Jimi Hendrix Foundation themed dragster of NHRA top fuel driver J.R. Todd during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 1600iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
The sun shines off the Jimi Hendrix Foundation themed dragster of NHRA top fuel driver J.R. Todd during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f4, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority The sun sets behind the Lucas Oil top fuel dragster of Richie Crampton during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f4, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
The sun sets behind the Lucas Oil top fuel dragster of Richie Crampton during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver John Force and daughter Courtney Force ride a scooter alongside his Jeff Gordon tribute paint scheme car during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver John Force and daughter Courtney Force ride a scooter alongside his Jeff Gordon tribute paint scheme car during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway. Click here to purchase print.

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. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 800iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority Crew members stand alongside NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham as they reflect in a puddle of water during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 800iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
Crew members stand alongside NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham as they reflect in a puddle of water during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f4.5, 1/2500th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force goes sideways in her Traxxas Camaro during round one eliminations alongside Cruz Pedregon.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f4.5, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force goes sideways in her Traxxas Camaro during round one eliminations alongside Cruz Pedregon. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f4, 1/3200th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson (right) crosses the centerline and takes out the foam timing blocks alongside John Bojec during the Keystone Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f4, 1/3200th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson (right) crosses the centerline and takes out the foam timing blocks alongside John Bojec during the Keystone Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority A yellow jacket wasp flies above the helmet visor of top fuel driver Antron Brown prior to climbing into his Matco Tools dragster.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
A yellow jacket wasp flies above the helmet visor of top fuel driver Antron Brown prior to climbing into his Matco Tools dragster. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f3.2, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority The cars of NHRA funny car teammates Alexis DeJoria (right) and Del Worsham are unloaded in the pits during the Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f3.2, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
The cars of NHRA funny car teammates Alexis DeJoria (right) and Del Worsham are unloaded in the pits during the Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f5, 1/500th, Aperture Priority The sun sets as crew members push NHRA top alcohol dragster driver James Thompson towards the starting line during qualifying for the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f5, 1/500th, Aperture Priority
The sun sets as crew members push NHRA top alcohol dragster driver James Thompson towards the starting line during qualifying for the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 12,800iso, f4, 1/320th, Manual Crew members work on the engine of NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan prior to staging during qualifying for the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 12,800iso, f4, 1/320th, Manual
Crew members work on the engine of NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan prior to staging during qualifying for the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 12,800iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Kebin Kinsley loses traction as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 12,800iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Kebin Kinsley loses traction as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 12,800iso, f3.5, 1/320th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Dave Connolly launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 12,800iso, f3.5, 1/320th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Dave Connolly launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority The bright pink Patron XO Cafe Incendio sponsored Toyota funny car of Alexis DeJoria sits on display beneath the neon lights of Fremont Street during the annual NHRA Fan Fest leading into professional qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
The bright pink Patron XO Cafe Incendio sponsored Toyota funny car of Alexis DeJoria sits on display beneath the neon lights of Fremont Street during the annual NHRA Fan Fest leading into professional qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 320iso, f3.5, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown waits to race during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 320iso, f3.5, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown waits to race during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Studio Light Bob Wilbur poses for a portrait for the cover of his upcoming book "Bats Balls and Burnouts" in the staging lanes of The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Check out Bobs Kickstarter campaign as he works to raise the necessary funds to produce the book. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2085148939/bob-wilber-bats-balls-and-burnouts

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Studio Light
Bob Wilbur poses for a portrait for the cover of his upcoming book “Bats Balls and Burnouts” in the staging lanes of The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Check out Bobs Kickstarter campaign as he works to raise the necessary funds to produce the book. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2085148939/bob-wilber-bats-balls-and-burnouts Click here to purchase print.

 

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f8, 1/125th, Aperture Priority The sun sets over NHRA funny cars in the staging lanes during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f8, 1/125th, Aperture Priority
The sun sets over NHRA funny cars in the staging lanes during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority Fire fills the cockpit of the NHRA funny car of driver Tim Gibbons after exploding an engine during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
Fire fills the cockpit of the NHRA funny car of driver Tim Gibbons after exploding an engine during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Click here to purchase print.

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. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f4, 1/500th, Aperture Priority Smoke trickles from the header pipes on the 10,000 horsepower nitro burning engine in the dragster of top fuel driver Leah Pritchett.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f4, 1/500th, Aperture Priority
Smoke trickles from the header pipes on the 10,000 horsepower nitro burning engine in the dragster of top fuel driver Leah Pritchett. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/160th, Manual Antron Brown reacts as he sees that wife Billie has spotted the 500 thousand dollar check as he celebrates the second championship of his NHRA career.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/160th, Manual
Antron Brown reacts as he sees that wife Billie has spotted the 500 thousand dollar check as he celebrates the second championship of his NHRA career. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/250th, Manual with Flash Two time NHRA top fuel dragster champion Antron Brown goes for a ride in the Toyota ferris wheel with his championship trophy as he celebrates his great day.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
Two time NHRA top fuel dragster champion Antron Brown goes for a ride in the Toyota ferris wheel with his championship trophy as he celebrates his great day. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Einsten Strobe 2015 NHRA top fuel dragster champion Antron Brown poses for a portrait with his championship trophy beneath the spectator grandstands on Thursday prior to the start of the Auto Club Finals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Einsten Strobe
2015 NHRA top fuel dragster champion Antron Brown poses for a portrait with his championship trophy beneath the spectator grandstands on Thursday prior to the start of the Auto Club Finals. Click here to purchase print.

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. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon cries as he embraces wife Andra Pedregon at the end of the track following the final run of his career during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon cries as he embraces wife Andra Pedregon at the end of the track following the final run of his career during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 160iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham celebrates with the Wally after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 160iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham celebrates with the Wally after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Click here to purchase print.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f5 1/1250th, Aperture Priority Overall view of Auto Club Raceway at Pomona as NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon (left) races alongside Antron Brown during the final round of the Auto Club Finals.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f5 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
Overall view of Auto Club Raceway at Pomona as NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon (left) races alongside Antron Brown during the final round of the Auto Club Finals. Click here to purchase print.

Up next are my Best Football images of 2015!

To see previous years of my Best of Drag Racing photo blogs click the below links.

Best of Drag Racing 2014

Best of Drag Racing 2013

Best of Drag Racing 2012

Best of Drag Racing 2011

Best of Drag Racing 2010

Best of Drag Racing 2009

Best of Drag Racing 2008


 
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