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Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f7.1, 1/30th, Manual with Strobes
NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan poses for a portrait during a photo shoot at Don Schumacher Racing.

With 2018 almost in the books its time for my Best of blogs spanning multiple categories across sports. Lets kick it off with the best images from my favorite sport, NHRA Drag Racing!

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/40th, Manual with Strobes
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett poses for a portrait during a photo shoot at Don Schumacher Racing. –PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f9, 1/15th, Manual with Strobes
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett poses for a portrait during a photo shoot at Don Schumacher Racing. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f8, 1/40th, Manual with Strobes
NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown poses for a portrait during a photo shoot at Don Schumacher Racing. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/5000th, Manual
NHRA pro stock driver Jeg Coughlin Jr does a burnout during Nitro Spring Training pre season testing at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/3200th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Robert Hight does a burnout during Nitro Spring Training pre season testing at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Richie Crampton launches off the starting line during Nitro Spring Training pre season testing at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5, 1/4000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver John Force explodes the carbon fiber body off his car during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Force would walk away from the incident. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5, 1/2500th, Manual
Detailed view to the smeared Goodyear logo on the rear tire of NHRA funny car driver John Force after he exploded his car and hit the wall during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta reflects in the window of his tow vehicle as he prepares to get into his dragster during the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 100-400mm, 8000iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps crosses the finish line at speed during night time qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force goes on two wheels as she loses control prior to crashing during round one of the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force crashes during round one of the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 100-400mm, 2000iso, f8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta explodes an engine in a big ball of fire during round one of the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
Fans in the pits surround the dragsters of NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett (left) and Brittany Force during the Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top sportsman driver Bryan LaFlam loses control of his car in oil during the Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 1250iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Manual
Sparks come off the shoes of NHRA nitro harley rider Beau Layne as he attempts to slow down during qualifying for the Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham deploys three parachutes during qualifying for the Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 12,800iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual
NHRA jet dragster driver Tony Franco Jr launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Billy Torrence (left) races alongside Doug Kalitta during a classic pedal fest in round one of the Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 100-400mm, 3200iso, f9, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
Remote camera view as NHRA top fuel driver Billy Torrence (left) races alongside Doug Kalitta during a pedalfest in the first round of the Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver John Force explodes the body off his car in a ball of fire during the Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 100-400mm, 3200iso, f9, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
Remote camera view as NHRA funny car driver John Force explodes the body off his car in a ball of fire during the Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver John Force (left) crashes into Jonnie Lindberg during the Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Manual
NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Hector Arana Jr (center) and crew celebrate after becoming the first motorcycle to break the 200 mph speed barrier during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver John Force blows the body off his race car after an explosion during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 4000iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown (right) races alongside Scott Palmer as the sun sets during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Cory Lee does a half track burnout during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 1250iso, f6.3, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Robert Hight (far) explodes the engine of his car alongside Matt Hagan during the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 1250iso, f6.3, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
The carbon fiber Dodge body from the funny car of NHRA driver Matt Hagan flies through the air after an engine explosion during the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.  PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 1000iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
Detailed view as exhaust smoke comes from the header pipes on the engine of NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown during qualifying for the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/160th, Aperture Priority
The sun sets behind the car of NHRA funny car driver J.R. Todd in the staging lanes during qualifying for the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/250th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Shawn Langdon launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
The sun sets behind the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 4000iso, f5, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett explodes the engine of her dragster during qualifying for the Heartland Nationals at Heartland Motorsports Park. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
Jasmine Salinas daughter of NHRA top fuel driver Mike Salinas leans against the car as her father sleeps inside during a rain delay of the Heartland Nationals at Heartland Motorsports Park. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top alcohol dragster driver Steve Collier suffers a blowover crash during the Heartland Nationals at Heartland Motorsports Park. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top alcohol dragster driver Steve Collier flips over after suffering a blowover crash during the Heartland Nationals at Heartland Motorsports Park. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Clay Millican celebrates with a crew member after winning the Heartland Nationals at Heartland Motorsports Park. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/30th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver J.R. Todd streaks down track during qualifying for the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/40th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver John Force (near) races alongside daughter Courtney Force during qualifying for the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 1250iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
Fire fills the cockpit of the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Bill Litton after an engine explosion during qualifying for the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f6.3, 1/160th, Aperture Priority
The car of NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon is towed back to the pits beneath a nice sunset during qualifying for the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Tommy Johnson Jr explodes his engine during the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. Johnson would be uninjured in the explosion. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 125iso, f3.2, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock driver Tommy Lee (left) is tended to by Safety Safari rescue team member Cindi Adams after crashing into the catch net in the sand trap after his parachutes failed to deploy during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon explodes an engine throwing the carbon fiber body off his car during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Pedregon was uninjured. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett blasts off the starting line during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/800th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan (near) races alongside Jonnie Lindberg during evening qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/250th, Aperture Priority
The car of NHRA pro stock driver Chris McGaha is loaded up on the trailer following qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/3200th, Manual
Overall view of Bandimere Speedway as NHRA funny car driver John Force (right) slows in the shutdown area after defeating Ron Capps to win the Mile High Nationals. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett films a TV segment in the staging lanes during qualifying for the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
Fans look on as NHRA jet car driver Tony Franco Jr burns a stack of wood pallets with the afterburner of his jet engine following qualifying for the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 12,800iso, f2.8, 1/320th, Aperture Priority
A fan painted up as an NHRA Wally winners trophy in the camping area following qualifying for the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Billy Torrence celebrates with crew members after winning the first Wally of his professional career at the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual
NHRA pro stock driver Shane Tucker does a burnout during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
The car of former NHRA funny car driver Tom McEwen on display during qualifying for the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
A dejected NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta reacts after losing in the final round of the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Terry McMillen (right) celebrates with his crew after winning the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver J.R. Todd celebrates on the roof of his DHL Toyota after winning the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 2000iso, f4.5, 1/2500th, Manual
A safety crew member with a cigarette in his mouth uses a fire extinguisher to put out an engine fire on the car of NHRA funny car driver J.R. Todd during qualifying for the Dodge Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
A sea of NHRA fans walk on the track during the track walk prior to the Dodge Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/80th, Aperture Priority
Richard Hogan, crew chief for NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence examines run data in the teams hauler. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
NHRA safety safari rescue crews tend to pro mod driver Mike Bowman after his parachutes failed to deploy and he crashed through the sand trap into the emergency catch net containment system during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. Bowman was uninjured in the crash. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
Gary Pritchett, crew member for NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence does a wheelie in the teams golf cart in the staging lanes of Gateway Motorsports Park. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 10,000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual
Contrails come off the rear wing on the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Clay Millican during qualifying for the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
Pyrotechnics explode at the conclusion of the national anthem behind the car of NHRA top fuel driver Billy Torrence during the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5, 1/250th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence consoles a crying Cam McMillen, son of his final round opponent Terry McMillen after winning the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
Crew member Terry Snyder holds an oversized championship check over the head of NHRA factory stock driver Leah Pritchett as she poses for photos after winning the Fall Nationals and clinching the 2018 championship at the Texas Motorplex. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Mike Salinas races during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett in her chrome Pennzoil dragster during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f4.5, 1/4000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Jonnie Lindberg peeks out of the roof hatch of his car during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
Cameron McMillen (center), son of NHRA top fuel driver Terry McMillen wears a dinosaur Halloween costume during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5.6, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Steve Torrence hoists the championship trophy as he celebrates after clinching the 2018 top fuel world championship during the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver J.R. Todd poses for photos as he celebrates after winning the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Steve Torrence poses for a photo in front of a gorgeous sunset after clinching the 2018 top fuel world championship and winning the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
Leeza Diehl packs the parachutes for the car of her husband, NHRA funny car driver Jeff Diehl during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 800iso, f2.8, 1/160th, Manual with Strobe
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence poses for a portrait prior to the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/320th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver John Force watches qualifying on the starting line of Auto Club Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 3200iso, f4, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Mike Salinas suffers an engine fire in his dragster during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
Sparks fly as NHRA top fuel driver Terry McMillen suffers an engine explosion in his dragster during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
Sunlit dust fills the air after NHRA funny car driver Tommy Johnson Jr went into the sand trap in the final round of the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway. PURCHASE PRINT

 

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/160th, Manual with Strobes
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence poses for a portrait as he celebrates after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway. Torrence swept all six of the countdown to the championship races to clinch the world championship. PURCHASE PRINT

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