01
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/400th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett lights up the Sonoma sky as she launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/400th, Manual
Trying to get better about posting my NHRA blogs in a more timely manner so here are my favorite images from a solid weekend of shooting NHRA at one of my favorite tracks Sonoma!  Continue on to see all the shots.

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18
Feb
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 6400iso, f4, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver John Force (left) races alongside Ron Capps during Saturday night qualifying in Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 6400iso, f4, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver John Force (left) races alongside Ron Capps during Saturday night qualifying in Pomona.

The first race of the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Series is in the book following a great season opener in Pomona. Continue on to see all my favorites from the weekend!

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09
Feb
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) looks at the Vince Lombardi Trophy as he celebrates after defeating the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual
Was fortunate enough to photograph my eighth career Super Bowl this weekend near San Francisco between the offensive powerhouse Carolina Panthers led by MVP Cam Newton against the stout defense of the Peyton Manning led Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.  Continue on to see my favorite images from the big game!

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18
Nov
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.

Sitting in Austin, TX on a layover to my trip to Miami, FL for NASCAR gave me some time to throw together a post of my favorite images from the final event of the 2015 NHRA season. Continue on to check them out!

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24
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 2500iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual Fire fills the cockpit of the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Steve Chrisman after exploding an engine during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 2500iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual
Fire fills the cockpit of the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Steve Chrisman after exploding an engine during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Only about six weeks late, I present my best shots from the final NHRA race of the 2014 season in Pomona, CA. Continue on to see all the action as champions were crowned.

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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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15
Feb
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1600iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual

After two great days of qualifying in the books it was time to crown the first race winners of the 2014 season. Drivers would be taking their cars to the edge (and some beyond) in the quest for the Wally. Continue on to see the highlights of Pomona eliminations!

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09
Feb
Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual The car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Bob Vandergriff Jr is towed back to the pits during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Day two of pro qualifying in Pomona would take place under sunnier skies than Friday yet two of the three top qualifying positions in the pro categories would change on the final qualifying session of the day. Continue on to see all the pics from a beautiful So Cal Saturday at Pomona…

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08
Feb
Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/500th, Manual NHRA funny car driver John Force sets a new national record with a stellar 3.966 at 324.12 mph during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Congrats Force!

Day one of the NHRA season has finally arrived with the stars and cars of drag racing converging on Auto Club Raceway of Pomona to kick off the season with the Winternationals. Continue on to see all the action from day one.

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30
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/2500th, Manual A full moon rises above Saguaro Cactus on a mountain near Lake Pleasant.

Next up in my best of 2013 blogs are my best scenery/nature photos of the year. My travels throughout the country allow me plenty of oppritunities to photograph some beautiful scenes. Continue on to see the best of what nature had to offer me in 2013…

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