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Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon (9) flies airborne as Helio Castroneves (3) drives under him during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Even though its almost April of 2018, I’ve finally had the time to finish my Best of 2017 photo blogs with my best Crash and Burn images of the year!

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher explodes an engine in a massive ball of fire during Nitro Spring Training preseason testing at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 640iso, f5, 1/3200th, Manual
NHRA top sportsman driver Phil Dion flips over in the sand trap in his Dodge Avenger car after his parachutes failed to deploy during eliminations at the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Dion walked away from the crash.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 640iso, f5, 1/3200th, Manual
NHRA top sportsman driver Phil Dion flips over in the sand trap in his Dodge Avenger car after his parachutes failed to deploy during eliminations at the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Dion walked away from the crash.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 640iso, f5, 1/3200th, Manual
NHRA top sportsman driver Phil Dion flips over in the sand trap in his Dodge Avenger car after his parachutes failed to deploy during eliminations at the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Dion walked away from the crash.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 1600iso, f5, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Troy Buff explodes an engine on fire during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Terry Haddock has an engine fire in the first round of eliminations for the Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 800iso, f5, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Jonathan Gray suffers a nitrous explosion and fire during the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series drivers Mikhail Aleshin (7), Sebastien Bourdais (18) and Marco Andretti (27) crash on the first lap as James Hinchcliffe (5) goes low to avoid during the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series drivers Mikhail Aleshin (7), Sebastien Bourdais (18) and Marco Andretti (27) crash on the first lap as James Hinchcliffe (5) goes low to avoid during the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Marco Andretti (27) crashes into the turn two wall during the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Manual
NHRA super comp driver Jimmy Stahl flips over as he crashes after losing a wheel during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Stahl was alert and transported to a local hospital for observation.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Manual
NHRA super comp driver Jimmy Stahl flips over as he crashes after losing a wheel during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Stahl was alert and transported to a local hospital for observation.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Manual
A rear tire flies over the wall as NHRA super comp driver Jimmy Stahl flips over and crashes during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Stahl was alert and transported to a local hospital for observation.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 100iso, f4, 1/800th, Manual
Paint chips fly off the wall as NHRA pro mod driver Bob Rahaim gets near it during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
The injector scoop sits askew as NHRA top fuel driver Bob Vandergrift explodes an engine during the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 640iso, f4, 1/5000th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Larry Morgan loses control and spins during the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 1250iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Jack Wyatt explodes an engine during qualifying for the Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm with 1.4 converter (420mm), 500iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence (near) defeats Clay Millican as he explodes an engine on fire during the Heartland Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon (9) goes airborne after colliding with Jay Howard (77) during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon (9) flies airborne as Helio Castroneves (3) drives under him during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon (9) flips over after going airborne into the catch fence during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 1000iso, f6.3, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series drivers James Davison (18), Oriol Servia (16), James Hinchcliffe (5) and Will Power (12) crash during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 1000iso, f6.3, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series drivers James Davison (18), Oriol Servia (16), James Hinchcliffe (5) and Will Power (12) crash during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA top fuel nitro Harley Davidson rider Chris Smith explodes an engine on fire during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA top fuel nitro Harley Davidson rider Chris Smith jumps off his bike after exploding an engine on fire during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm w/1.4 converter (420mm), 640iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan explodes an engine as he crosses the finish line during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 12,800iso, f5.6, 1/640th, Manual
Sparks fly as NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham goes sideways in the shutdown area after his parachute line wrapped around his wheelie bar during qualifying for the Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 12,800iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett (right) explodes an engine alongside teammate Tony Schumacher as she takes the number one qualifying position during qualifying for the Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm with 1.4 converter (420mm), 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Kyle Wurtzel (far) has an engine fire alongside Pat Dakin during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher (left) explodes an engine on fire alongside Clay Millican during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher climbs from his dragster after suffering an engine explosion during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 2500iso, f5, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Shannon Jenkins hits the centerline timing blocks damaging the front end of his Mustang during qualifying in St Louis.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm with 1.4 converter (420mm), 2000iso, f4, 1/8000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence blows a tire prior to crashing during the second round of the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. Torrence walked away from the crash.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm with 1.4 converter (420mm), 2000iso, f4, 1/8000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence crashes his dragster as he wins in the second round of the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. Torrence walked away from the crash.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 2000iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria hits the wall during qualifying for the Toyota National at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 1250iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps explodes his engine on fire during the Toyota National at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Capps was uninjured in the incident.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Tommy Johnson Jr goes into the sand trap during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

That FINALLY wraps up my Best of 2017 blog posts! (Pro tip: The 2018 Best of Crash and Burn is going to be CRAZY!)


 
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