27
Jan

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro mod driver Dan Stevenson has an engine fire after an explosion during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville.

Time for my final Best of 2016 category with my best crash and burn shots of 2016. All drivers pictures walked away to race race again! Continue on to check them all out!

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19
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f13, 1/200th, Manual with Strobes The Venator Rocky Boot sponsored car of two time NHRA champion Matt Hagan during a portrait shoot at Don Schumacher Racing.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f13, 1/200th, Manual with Strobes
The Venator Rocky Boot sponsored car of two time NHRA champion Matt Hagan during a portrait shoot at Don Schumacher Racing. Click here to purchase print

Midway through December its time I get going with the 9th edition of my Best of the Year galleries.  Lets get things off to a fast start with all my favorite drag racing photos of 2016!

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13
Dec
Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 1250iso, f3.5, 1/2500th, Manual The sun sets as NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers line up in turn two for a restart during the Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 1250iso, f3.5, 1/2500th, Manual
Was fortunate enough to cover my 11th career NASCAR championship race where some major history was made.  Continue on to see all my best shots from the weekend.

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03
Nov
Canon 1Dx MkII, 600mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual Pedregon would nearly flip over backwards before the car would safely return to Earth. While Cruz picked up the win, the car was too damaged to return for the second round an hour later.

Canon 1Dx MkII, 600mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual
With 24 nitro funny cars on property for the NHRA Toyota Nationals I expected there to be some action but I certainly wasn’t expecting all the action in funny car that I ended up witnessing. Continue on to see all my favorite shots from a great weekend of racing in Las Vegas

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21
Oct
Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman leaps off his car as he celebrates after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
Been so busy lately that I’ve neglected adding posts to my blog so Im going to try and post multiple blogs over the weekend. Here are my best shots from the NHRA playoff race in St. Louis.  Enjoy!

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07
Sep
Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual Sparks fly from the header pipes as they grind the pavement as NHRA funny car driver Robert Hight attempts to get back into his lane alongside Dave Richards.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual
Sparks fly from the header pipes as they grind the pavement as NHRA funny car driver Robert Hight attempts to get back into his lane alongside Dave Richards.

Heres a look back on my favorite photos from the 2016 NHRA US Nationals!

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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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31
Jul
Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f3.5, 1/4000th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher slows in the shutdown area after picking up the 82nd victory of his career at the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f3.5, 1/4000th, Manual

Here is a look at my favorite images from last weeks NHRA event at Bandimere Speedway near Denver. Continue on to see them all!

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31
May
Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 250iso, f8, 1/800th, Aperture Priority IndyCar Series drivers take the green flag during the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 250iso, f8, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series drivers take the green flag during the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Just returned home from my traditional Memorial Day weekend spent in Indiana covering my favorite motorsports event, the Indianapolis 500 for the 10th time. Continue on to see my 50 favorite images from the 100th edition of the greatest spectacle in racing.

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23
May
Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f4.5, 1/3200th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f4.5, 1/3200th, Manual

During the semi final round of eliminations at the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka, veteran funny car driver Tim Wilkerson would lose control of his Ford Mustang right off the starting line.  Continue on to see the full sequence!

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